Give Me Astoria is sad to share the news that Chef Orhan Yegen, behind the acclaimed Lokanta restaurant in Astoria, has passed away at the age of 65. Lokanta opened its doors at 31-16 Broadway in 2019 to much acclaim for its classic Turkish dishes. Throughout his culinary career, Chef Yegen worked at dozens of New…

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Romano’s Famous Pizza & Gyro is unfortunately shutting its doors at the end of the month. The long-running pizza shop, located at 32-21 Broadway, is known for its take on both Italian and Greek cuisine. Romano’s Famous Pizza & Gyro is set to close on Tuesday, January 28th after over 40 years in business. We…

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Do you love discount prices for brand-name items? Good news: Lot-Less is set to occupy its first-ever Astoria location on Steinway St. & Broadway! For those who may not know, Lot-Less is a retail chain found throughout NY & NJ with an emphasis on discount prices for retail items. As per its official website, Lot-Less…

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BurgerIM, the popular Israeli burger chain, is set to come to Broadway! BurgerIM’s Astoria location will be 40-07 Broadway, as per its official website.  So, what separates BurgerIM from the competition? The burger chain specializes in mini burgers, with patties weighing in at almost 3oz. However, for those looking for meatier options, BurgerIM also offers 1/3…

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Authorities are searching for a man who allegedly struck two women in the face on Saturday, January 11th. The man in question is wanted for three separate incidents which took place between 5PM and 6PM last Saturday. According to the Astoria Post, the suspect first approached a 50-year old woman and her 9-year old daughter near…

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With winter here and the rainy/snowy weather impeding outdoor plans at the park, the question becomes what to do to still make it a fun day for the little ones? Luckily for you, Kanga’s Playcenter is open and waiting for you, 7 days a week! Boasting approximately 10,000 sq.ft. of ball pits, rock-climbing walls, slides,…

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We’re sorry to hear yet another Astoria business is closing: Crescent & Vine, located at 25-03 Ditmars Blvd., will be officially closed after this Sunday, January 12th. Those behind the Ditmars pub officially announced the sad news on their Instagram page, citing “various reasons” behind the closing, and thanking all former and current staff and…

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