Photo by @cheersmydear. After nearly 10 years in the neighborhood, Don Coqui Astoria has permanently closed. The restaurant/bar was the only Queens location of the Don Coqui chain. Located at 28-18 31st St., Don Coqui Astoria faced its share of difficulties recently between the COVID-19 shutdown and a burglary in March. As of now, there…

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Photo via Katarina Kost. A fire broke out at 37-01 30th Avenue yesterday evening at approximately 8PM. The location, also home to cafe-bar The Grand, was forced to evacuate. The fire broke out on the fourth floor of the building. Fortunately, no injuries or serious damage have been reported. This is a developing story…

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The past few months Astoria has showed, once more, what a talented community we are fortunate to be a part of. Therefore, Give Me Astoria would like to announce our upcoming photography contest for the summer season! This time, the rules are a bit different. To comply with current social distancing rules, we are not…

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Image courtesy of Central Astoria Local Development Coalition. Looking for a fun, free event to celebrate Astoria’s diversity? Look no further! The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition will be hosting the first-ever virtual International Cultural Festival! The event is set for Sunday, June 28th from 3-4PM. The online festival will feature traditional songs and dance…

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Our first-ever #GiveMeSpring photography contest winner has been determined! With a combined total of 610 votes, the winner is: ‘Reflections of Spring’ by Gracie Coston! Our award ceremony will be held once it is safe to do so in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nominees can look out for an email in the (hopefully) near…

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Image by Tim Savage. New York City is set to begin its Phase 2 reopening today, June 22nd. The city has reached another milestone in the decline in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and can therefore enact Phase 2. Industries that will be back to business include hair salons, retail, and business offices. However, proper…

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Image via Kaufman Astoria Studios Facebook. Kaufman Astoria Studios (KAS), located at 34-12 36th St., has become one of Hollywood’s go-to destinations for some of the largest names in the film and television industry. Today, KAS offers industry professionals over 500,000 sq.ft. of space for sound stages, production, and service, and employs thousands. So, as…

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Image courtesy of Iggy Terranova, Democrat Nominee for New York State Senator. Iggy Terranova is no stranger to serving his community. For over 20 years, Terranova worked for the New York Department of Sanitation where he worked his way up from sanitation worker to the Citywide Community Affairs Officer. In this position, Terranova represented both…

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Image via Artopolis Bakery (@artopolisbakery_) Instagram. Give Me Astoria is sad to share the news that Artopolis Bakery has officially closed its doors. The beloved bakery, located at 23-18 31st St., was famous in the neighborhood for its cakes, pies, and specialty Greek pastries. Artopolis Bakery was a staple in Astoria for nearly 17 years. Artopolis…

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