Many of us have turned inwards over the past year of social distancing and working from home, eschewing the outside world in favor of books, arts-and-crafts and testing our baking skills. But while the world has slumbered, Sumarha Tariq, Jhade Vasquez and Ashley Offor stayed woke. These ambitious high school students are the brains behind…

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With work-from-home and dining-out restrictions constantly changing during these turbulent times, it can be hard to keep track of what is and is not currently allowed. We spoke to lawyers Elias Fillas and Luigi Brandimarte of Astoria’s own Sacco & Fillas LLP to get the lowdown on how best to navigate NYC’s coronavirus regulations in 2021.

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An Astoria Resident Uses His BBQ Powers for Good On the occasional weekend afternoon, you may have smelled the delicious aroma of smoked meats around 31st Avenue. If you’ve followed the scent, you’ve probably met Eli, also known as “Astoria’s BBQ Guy.” However, in the past year, Eli has become far more than just a…

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Valentine’s Day is upon us, and there’s no better place than Astoria for a night of romance and tasty food. With scores of restaurants and new spots opening practically every day, there’s no shortage of options for local lovebirds looking for a night out (or in). Whether you’re a connoisseur of haute cuisine or a comfort food fan, there’s a spot for you on this list of the neighborhood’s most romantic meals.

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Astoria is certainly not lacking in restaurant options, but your wallet might not appreciate it if you eat out every day. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the neighborhood’s tastiest menu items that won’t break the bank.  Spanakopita at Cafe Boulis Cafe Boulis is a neighborhood institution; you can find regulars…

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Landlord–tenant relationships can be difficult to navigate even in normal times, and the coronavirus pandemic has placed immense pressures on both rent payers and rent collectors. We spoke to lawyers Elias Fillas and Luigi Brandimarte of Astoria’s own Sacco & Fillas LLP to get some tips for tenants who are experiencing friction with their landlord. 

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Local photographer Amanda Williams armed with a camera, a squad of enthusiastic collaborators, and a surplus of creativity is the mastermind behind the project, ‘Portraits in the Park’.

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