I’ll admit it, I’m a total Twitter fanatic. Some mornings it’s the first thing I check when I wake. It has quickly become a place I get my most up-to-date news, both practical and well, just downright gossipy. More than anything, though, it’s become a place to make ‘friends’ and join a community of like minded folks. Here’s a list of five local twitter feeds/personalities well worth the follow. Just like the popular twitter meme, it’s #FF done the @weheartastoria way!
This hysterical take on Astoria, and beyond, is largely written in the classic Japanese syllable counting poetry form. It’s so catchy you’ll find loads of Astorians writing their own Haikus to share with the master; my girlfriend has even taken to texting me in the form one she started following @AstoriaHaiku! Some examples of late, mostly about fall weather:
“It’s horizontal / It’s wind-driven, it’s pelting / It’s today’s rainfall.” “Cold, gray and drizzling / Standard autumn procedure / Nature is perfect”
Live in what people are calling ‘South Astoria’ these days? Then this is the twitter feed for you. Plenty of great RTs from local shops, cafes, museums and more, this twitter feed is a great way to learn about the nighborhood surrounding Kaufman Astoria Studios. I’ve met the gal behind @35thandKaufman and she’s just as nice in real life!
This Astoria resident isn’t actually IN Astoria all that much. Her gigs as a travel writer and popular blogger take her all over the globe and her twitter feed is a great place to go along for the ride! Her recent trip to Egypt has been an action packed highlight.
Food, beer and more food! That’s what you can expect from this chatty, friendly Astorian. Her new blog gives a little additional lovin’ to her favorite local food haunts.
@astoriafication “THE ACT OF LIVING, LOVING, AND EATING IN ASTORIA, NYC”
The tagline sort of says it all! This guy is fun to follow, has lots to say about Astoria, and is just generally a great follow!
Obviously, there’s more than just five amazing tweeters out there in Astoria! Here’s some other people/brands/places to follow while you’re at it:
@QueensKickshaw, @Handjobs4home, @MovingImageNYC, @AstorBakeShop,
@formliving, @gardenfreude, @VegAstoria, @FakeNTrain, @sacsplace,
@bradleyhawks, @OrnellaNYC , @QueensMuseum, @amymlitt,