Image courtesy of Hartley Abdekalimi. Left to right: Isidore Elias, Ezra Barnes, Hartley Abdekalimi at Via Dei Greci. Coffee culture is an important part of New York society. And, the classic coffee cup has become an iconic image, synonymous with the city itself. Astoria-based director Hartley Abdekalimi drew inspiration from this New York staple, and…

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Image/EBay Looking to make a big change this year? Perhaps you might be interested in this space shuttle food truck for sale, based in Astoria! You likely have seen this interesting find around the neighborhood in recent months. Its owner has listed it for sale on EBay for $149,000 for those looking for a once-in-a-lifetime…

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Image/Queens Memory Instagram Give Me Astoria was one small business selected to be part of the official Queens Memory Podcast! On episode 6, titled ‘Comeback’, the team behind Give Me Astoria spoke in detail about our efforts to give back to the essential and frontline workers via GoFundMe. The GoFundMe raised $25,000 with the help of…

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Image/LIC Tonsorial What happens when you combine the timeless charm of the old-school barbershop with modern elements? You get LIC Tonsorial. The barbershop, which opened in 2015, aims to provide each client with an experience to last them a lifetime, and to get away from the reality of everyday life if only for a short…

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Trestle Astoria

Image via Trestle Astoria (@trestleastoria) Instagram. Family-owned Trestle Astoria is proud to be part of our community, especially at a time such as this. “People have really shown that they care about the community and the workers, and their neighborhood in general” says Jacqueline Kelly, General Manager of Trestle Astoria. Brother/sister duo Joey Brown (owner)…

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Any theater lovers reading this? On Saturday February 29th, the Dionysos Theatrical Group will perform ‘Oedipus Tyrannus’ by Sophocles at the Hellenic Cultural Center. The performance is a special one-time event, and will feature cast members from around the world. The play is a classic Ancient Greek tragedy which chronicles the life of tyrant King…

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