Love is Love is Love: Your go-to guide for Gay Pride

Your go-to guide for Gay Pride   If you’re a seasoned Astorian, you’re probably familiar with New York’s LGBTQ+ history and origins. If not, then keep reading because you’re going to learn some things about our city’s rich, heartbreaking and inspiring journey. We’ll get into Astoria’s gay nightlife scene of course, but first we’ll take…

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Helping others one page at a time

Photo Liah Paterson

Local Org supports learning and literacy free of charge Over the past year, local non-profits like The Connected Chef and Astoria Mutual Aid Network have been working endlessly to provide our community access to food and other necessary resources. In July of 2020, local AMAN volunteer, Liah Paterson, joined forces with her co-organizer, Pilot Viruet,…

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Saved By The Stoop: Residents find treasures on the sidewalks

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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5 New Year’s Resolutions Worth Sticking To

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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Spirit Halloween Offers All Things Spooky

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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31st Avenue Stroll: Open Streets Provides A Safer Way To Gather

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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