Governor Andrew Cuomo announced over the weekend that all New York City Schools are permitted to reopen in September. The Governor announced the decision after determining that all 10 regions in New York State met the criteria to do so. Last month, Governor Cuomo stated that schools would only reopen in state regions where COVID-19…

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Image via Queens Gazette (@qgazette) Instagram That dark cloud that sets in when you see a “For Lease” sign on a community gem. After what we thought was a temporary closure in March, The Entenmanns Outlet, known for selling their famous baked goods at a fraction of what you would find them at the supermarket,…

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Image via Queens Gazette (@qgazette) Instagram Astoria Pool has officially opened! Please be advised that masks are required to enter the facilities and must be worn in the locker rooms, bathrooms, and on the pool deck. Social distancing is also mandated and if the pool reaches capacity, members will be asked to return at a…

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Image by Mark DiConzo. The Grand and The Pomeroy were among 12 NYC bars that have lost liquor licenses after not following COVID-19 mandated guidance. The New York State Liquor Authority announced the decision, citing numerous violations at each establishment. The Grand was open past the 11PM, the official closing time for city bars and…

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Image via RaisingAstoria.com. Raising Astoria, the children’s educational center located at 26-11 23rd Ave., is closing permanently. The center’s closure was announced yesterday by its owners via email. The driving factor behind Raising Astoria’s closure was the financial uncertainty of COVID-19, along with high commercial rent and not knowing when public schools will reopen. Raising…

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Image by Best Market Astoria, via Google Maps. Best Market, located at 19-30 37th St., will soon be closing and changing into German supermarket chain Lidl. Best Market will close within the next three weeks, with all staff slated to keep their jobs once the store is remodeled into Lidl according to an article originally…

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Photo by Mark DiConzo. Two Astoria bar/restaurants have had their liquor licenses suspended by New York State: Brik Astoria (32-16 Steinway St.) and M.I.A. (27-35 21st St.) saw their liquor licenses revoked for violating COVID-19 guidelines. The decision came following a backlash on social media of videos of hundreds of partygoers not social distancing or…

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A 38 year old woman was slashed in the neck and hand on Monday, July 20th according to a report initially published by Patch. The victim was on 35th St. walking towards 36th Ave. when she was approached by a man who proceeded to attack her with a boxcutter. The victim was then taken to…

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