Dec 29, 2017

Top 7 Times You Especially Loved We Heart Astoria in 2017

Our end-of-year roundup of top content on We Heart Astoria in 2017.

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As is the custom at the end of the year on many sites, we decided to look back and evaluate what posts and dates were big on We Heart Astoria in 2017. Here are our findings (lowest to highest with regard to traffic), and as always, thanks for reading We Heart Astoria!

Monday, May 29 (and Tuesday, May 30)

The name of the game was summer with our annual post, 50+ Things To Do This Summer in Astoria and Long Island City (2017 Edition). This was a big hit with Astorians and brought in a lot of visitors on these two days.

Astoria Pool

Tuesday, July 5

Summer love continued with 20+ Places to Hang Out with Big Groups in Astoria, where we were able to show off fun places that could accommodate larger friends and family gatherings.

Friday, September 22

Jolted back to reality, it was How to Plan for the N/W Subway Apocalypse that caught your attention. It never hurts to be prepared. Plus, it was a great venue for understandable venting. And we get to use that crazy subway image below.

Image source: Adam_T4 via the WHA Flickr Pool

Friday, August 4

Back to the warmest month of summer, we announced our Secret Summer 2017 party on Facebook that day and we were thrilled to have celebrated with you!

Saturday, Feb 18

The Queens Kickshaw (RIP) showed their love for community early in 2017, which would lead to a year of increased political awareness among many Astorians. We amplified their message with Women’s (month of) March Fundraisers at The Queens Kickshaw.


Thursday, April 6

Two posts last spring got your attention big time on 4/6: Check Out the Citi Bike Station Map for Astoria and our annual Astoria and LIC Street Fairs 2017 list.

Thursday, January 5

The top attention-getter in 2017 was New Year’s Resolutions for Astorians. Start thinking about yours for 2018, because you know we’ll ask!


On top of that, we looked at the comments on the website—the most commented regular post was How to Plan for the N/W Subway Apocalypse and the most commented campaign post was Vote for the Best of Astoria 2017.

So tell us—what kinds of stories would you like to see on We Heart Astoria in 2018? Are there any burning questions you have? Rumors you want to share? Leave us a comment below!

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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