Gift Box  The newly opened Gift Box is a crown jewel of local gift stores. The cozy boutique offers its visitors a bounty of cute, fun and thoughtful gift ideas created by artists both local and from around the world: from Astoria to Bali, Gift Box showcases unique and sustainable creations from a wide array…

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photo Sofia Pipolo

A bar is only as good as its bartender. With so many amazing spots to choose from in Astoria,
you could have a different face pouring your drink every night. What stands out most in the
crowd, however, are our incredible female bartenders, showcasing their skills and knowledge
as they perfect a traditional Old Fashioned or their own signature cocktails. We were fortunate
enough to have some of these talented women share their journeys behind the bar with us.

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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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Two of my favorite places to visit in Astoria are the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Noguchi Museum. To have both minutes away from each other is a treat. Year-round, they offer so much to see.

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This new exodus of creatives has meant new galleries and artist-run spaces are popping up in both Astoria and Long Island City. This guide will give you insight into some of the best art spaces this part of Queens has to offer.

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