No Christmas Eve plans? No problem! Victory Garden Cafe will be hosting a Christmas Eve Dinner Party the evening of the 24th in their heated garden room! Partygoers can enjoy a 3-course, pre-fixe meal for $39 per person. The 3-course meal will consist of appetizers such as Greek dips, spinach/cheese Pies,  and a Greek salad.…

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It appears a new business is coming to town: The Grind NYC will soon be opening at 25-21 Broadway, as new signage was installed within the last few days at the Broadway location. The Grind NYC is set to open in the location formerly known as Bakeway, which officially closed its doors approximately one year…

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Looking to bring the whole family together for a great community initiative? This Sunday, December 15th, from 12-3PM all are invited to come together for a toy drive to benefit the children who will be in the hospital’s care for the holidays. All toys will be donated, and the whole family will have an opportunity…

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Fashion: one of the most effective ways of expressing one’s personality without saying a word. Take, for instance, something as simple as a jean jacket; how do I keep it simple but still make it my own? That’s where Marijana Sprajc, otherwise known as the mind behind House of Mars, comes in! “Fashion should be…

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You gave us fall… now it’s time to show us what you’ve got this winter, Astoria! You guessed it: #GiveMeWinter is our winter photography contest, where we’re looking to highlight local talent and our neighborhood on our Instagram & Facebook pages each Friday! How to enter: Email your photo*, along with a title, to [email protected]

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Our first-ever #GiveMeFall photography contest winner has been determined, and the winner, with a combined total of 1,937 likes and 68 comments is: ‘Born of Leaves’ by Theo Sahos! Congratulations to all of our nominees, and thank you for your awesome Fall photo submissions, Astoria! 

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Amylos Taverna, Astoria’s authentic Greek restaurant with a modern twist, will be hosting a ‘Night for Greek Music’ on Thursday, December 12th from 8PM-12AM. The evening will host a Greek musical ensemble, featuring singer Eleana Finokalioti, Christos Papadopoulos on the mandolin, and keyboardist Panos Chrysovergis. The trio was established by Chrysovergis, who recently made his…

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Ovelia will be hosting its annual Coat Drive on Thursday, December 12th at 9PM! In collaboration with New York Cares, Ovelia will be collecting coats to benefit the city’s most vulnerable populations, specifically New York City’s homeless community. Spanning three decades, New York Cares’ annual coat collection has distributed approximately two million coats to those…

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The final tally for our first-ever Give Me Fall photography contest will be counted by TOMORROW, December 6th at 3PM. This means if you have not voted by liking your favorite fall photography photo on Facebook and Instagram…it’s time to do so! The winner of our Give Me Fall photography contest will be chosen based…

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