There are two types of Astorians: one who sees free and used items on the sidewalk and doesn’t think twice, and the other who sees those same items as an opportunity to add to their home decor while saving money and living sustainably. If you’re in the second camp, then it’s safe to say you are what we call a “stooper.”

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The new year could not have come sooner. As we bring in 2021 with high hopes, a lot of us are writing lists of resolutions, determined to have a healthier, happier year than the last. If you’re falling behind on what you want to accomplish, here are five New Year’s resolutions that will not only help you better yourself, but your community as well.

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Pop-up Officially Opens Off Steinway As someone who relishes the smell and bright hues of pumpkins, artificial cobwebs around my apartment, and putting together an elaborate costume every year, I cannot stay away from local Halloween stores. To be frank, I do not like going into the city to find the missing ingredients to my…

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Photos/Evie Hantzopoulos Astoria residents are enjoying their tree-lined streets now more than ever. Open Streets, the citywide initiative is becoming more common to limit vehicle traffic and promote pedestrian activity. The 31st Ave Open Street Collective, led by Evie Hantzopoulos and Macartney Morris, blocked off a portion of 31st Avenue to traffic from 8 a.m.…

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