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Nov

22

2015

YOU GUYS, it’s that time of year again…Small Business Saturday is back once more, ushering in the official local start to the holiday buying season. Most of you know that in addition to my duties here at the We Heart Network, I’m also the proud owner of Lockwood and Lockwood Style. Shopping small is near […]

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Oct

13

2015

We’re stoked about our upcoming Astoriafest this weekend! It’s got everything; live music, unlimited beer, amazing SingleCut Brewery venue, goody bags, and Butcher Bar BBQ.  We’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky Astorian! Don’t take your chances get your tickets now. a Rafflecopter giveaway SingleCut Beersmiths (19-33 37th St, New York, NY […]

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Oct

12

2015

Halloween is right around the corner! The good news is you don’t have to leave the neighborhood to get everything you need for an awesome costume or supplies for your party. From cheap to trendy, Queens has plenty of options for whatever you’re looking for. Check out our suggestions below for some of our favorite spots for […]

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Oct

08

2015

We are so jazzzed about seeing all you crazy kids at Astoriafest on Saturday, October 17th at SingleCut Beersmiths Brewery. Check out all we’ve got planned for you, and get your tickets now! Or you’ll just be jealous you missed out on the Oktoberfest of Astoria! Beer & Venue Given that Octoberfest served as our […]

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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

13

2015

The Strand Smokehouse has always been a great spot for live music, and a new Sunday evening session makes our neighborhood BBQ joint THE place to be for tunes this fall. Astorian Ian Hendrickson-Smith, the saxophone player for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, has assembled a group of world-class musicians to take the stage at The Strand for music fans of […]

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Sep

10

2015

Football season is finally here! Whether you’re a die-hard pigskin fan or just someone who just enjoys a reason to party on Sundays, there’s an Astoria bar to get in on the action.  Here’s fourteen of our favorite places to watch games, eat, drink, track our fantasy teams, discuss Deflategate, and get rowdy! *Please note: Weekly specials are subject to […]

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Sep

08

2015

It’s an exciting time to be a small business in Astoria! Lots of local favorites have recently celebrated anniversaries, including Astoria Bookshop (two years), Astoria Coffee (one year), and Judy & Punch (one year). It’s pretty awesome to watch new businesses of all kinds thriving in our community. Three additional businesses are throwing anniversary events this […]

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Aug

25

2015

Last week we told you about our upcoming event at the LIC Flea & Food. Tickets are still available, but not for long! Read below to learn more about vendor discounts, Instagram Contest prizes, and more! Live Music Evening Darling will keep your head bopping as you cruise around the Flea. Their Tom Petty-inspired heartland […]

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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

07

2015

In our new Astoria Bar Review series, we’ll get into our favorite places to grab a drink – what you can expect there, and what we love about them. Photo Courtesy of Michel Dominguez In this city, it’s hard to find that How-I-Met-Your-Mother-chill-out-with-your-friends-spot-next-door kind of bar. It’s the dream bar that promises to have it […]

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Aug

04

2015

You might have noticed we recently popped into Katch to see what was new and exciting- including their fully revamped menu and events galore. Highlights included the cobb salad, stuffed peach sorbet, fish tacos, and coconut shrimp.You can see some of our favorites on our Instagram! Behold their new menu here: And for all those […]

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Jul

25

2015

All your pirate childhood dreams are about to come true and the rum is definitely not gone.  New bar*, Fishtales Pirate Bar, opened recently on 30th Ave. and Steinway. The nautical-themed spot boasts fun summer deals, and they have weekly and monthly specials. This month’s special are $1 oysters–perfect for the summer. Their menu has […]

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Jul

04

2015

Summer is upon us, and the yearning for enjoying our meals outside in the gorgeous weather is only getting stronger. We asked around for your favorite places to eat outside in the sunshine, and here’s some of our community’s favorites. Did we miss your favs? Let us know in the comments!   1. Monika Cafe Bar […]

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Jun

25

2015

Do you already have “where should I watch the fireworks” anxiety? Fear not! We’ve rounded up some of the best spots to watch fireworks in Astoria and LIC. Do you have a suggestion we missed? Leave a note in the comments! (And don’t forget our big American Craft Beer & Bourbon bash July 2nd. It’s […]

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