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Jan

29

2016

Do not throw away your shot at Drunken Vocab Bee glory! This Saturday, Astoria Coffee hosts the next installment of their popular mashup event with Astoria Bookshop, but with a twist. All words included in the contest will come directly from either the smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton, or the Ron Chernow biography of the same […]

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Dec

14

2015

We’ve made it to our final week of giveaways, well technically it’s three days, but no matter we’ve got some great ones left. (Plus we’ve got a couple of giveaways that are still finishing up) We recently sat down with 60 Beans Kitchen & Coffee owner Panos Voyiatzis to chat Astoria, Brooklyn Bagel, and the […]

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Dec

13

2015

We learned that Lefkos Pyrgos has finally reopened in their new space on Ditmars. As you may remember, this location used to be home to Marathon Bank, and was empty for some time. Well, the Lefkos Pyrgos folks really did a fantastic number on the interior and it’s completely transformed. I stopped by on Sunday […]

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Dec

04

2015

The first week of giveaways is complete, and to help us get through Friday we need some amazing coffee & tea from OK Cafe! Heads up today’s giveaway has tweeting bonuses! Nestled off the busy thoroughfare that is Ditmars Blvd, OK Cafe sits waiting to welcome you in from the cold, hot delicious drinks & […]

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Dec

03

2015

Oh la la, Madame Sou Sou Cafe is expanding to Newtown! The French inspired cafe known for their croissants, coffees, and quiches is opening a second (slightly smaller) Astoria location, and our sources tell us they could be open in the next week or two. Look for them next door to Katch on Newtown Ave. […]

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Nov

27

2015

Welcome to our Ultimate We Heart Astoria 2015 Holiday Gift Guide! Make your gift-giving list, check it twice, and stay local this Christmahanakwanzika. So without further ado, the gifts; from Girly Girls, to Gifts that Never Fail, we’ve got some great recommendations. Get out there and shop Astoria this holiday season. (PS! Tag your Instagrams […]

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Nov

06

2015

While following the NYC Marathon route through LIC last weekend, I happened upon this new-to-me place on Vernon—Gizi, a bar offering wine, cheese, and chocolate. My favorite food vices all in one place! Goodbye, bank account. It was a little hard to photograph (lots of reflection that cloudy day), but here’s the front door. A […]

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Oct

13

2015

We’re excited to feature another great business in our “Small Biz Owner” Spotlight series. When Astoria Coffee hit my corner, I was so excited to have something cool, interesting, and serving great caffeinated beverages and food in a space that had been really lame stuff previously (MetroPCS, a campaign head quarters, etc). Astoria Coffee has […]

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Sep

24

2015

The process of getting a big groups of friends together to go out can be painful. It can also be the reason your night was so amazing. The logistics aren’t always easy, but celebrating an occasion or just getting together with all of your closest friends is always sure to be a good time. Luckily, Astoria rocks […]

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Sep

22

2015

UPDATED with additional scoop!   This just in- there’s a new coffee shop in town, and this one is for the dogs. (Well ok- and their people, too.) We just got word at Chateau Le Woof has opened on the corner of 14th St. and 30th Avenue, right across from the perpetually in renovation mode […]

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Aug

28

2015

As we previously reported, Ditmars Boulevard’s charming coffee shop 60 Beans is expanding, which is exciting news for fans of the comfortable, laid-back spot. Although many of the details are still under wraps, we were able to score a few exciting tidbits to hold ourselves over! New additions to be introduced to the menu include pastas, […]

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Aug

27

2015

If you live around the Ditmars/31st St. area, then you know it’s a gold mine for restaurants and eating out. Amongst the sea of American fine dining establishments such as The Bonnies, The Sandwich Shops, the Bareburgers—allbeit all delicious—you’ll also find an eclectic mixture of culturally diverse cuisines. So here’s seven restaurants from around the […]

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Aug

23

2015

Food Truck Tours are starting to become the thing to do. Popular foodies like Joe DiStefano (Queen’s Smorgasburg Curator) and Jeff Orlick (Jeffrey Tastes Food Tour) are leading daily and nightly food extravaganzas in food truck havens like Jackson Heights. Let’s not forget that Astoria also has it’s fair share of diverse and delectable food […]

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Aug

20

2015

The LIC Block Party at SculptureCenter is a pretty perfect weekend event for friends, families, artists, neighbors, and pretty much everyone else. There’s live music and performances, booths with fun and interesting goods, artists waiting to lead activities, food, costumes, art from Queens based institutions, etc. What else could you want in a neighborhood block […]

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Aug

20

2015

It’s been a busy week in the neighborhood! Lots of new additions to old favorites, arrivals, and closings, so let’s get to it: Don’t call it a comeback: Sanford’s Big Return! One of Broadway’s most beloved restaurants, Sanford’s, is finally back in business after a long re-model. I stopped in last night to get the […]

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