Photo via NYC Parks (@nycparks) Instagram. Fifteen outdoor swimming pools are scheduled to open up within the five boroughs including our very own in Astoria starting August 1st. Originally Mayor Deblasio had announced that due to the corona virus and the $2 billion in cuts to the new city budget, that city pools would fall…

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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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Baked Cheesecake Preheat the oven to 425ºF Makes an 8inch cake Ingredients 450 gr. cream cheese 3/4 cup sugar 3 eggs 1/2 cup cream 1/2 cup yogurt 1 tsp. vanilla extract or lemon juice 1 tbsp. flour For base (optional) 1 cup crushed biscuits 1/4 cup sugar 4 tbsp. melted butter Method Beat the cream…

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A week into Phase 2 of reopening in Astoria, and there seems to be tons of mixed opinions amongst our community members. Let’s look at this old school debate style, and get out everyone’s pros and cons on the table. On the positive side, people are excited to finally be back to some kind of…

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This apple pie recipe makes a 9-inch cake! Ingredients Pie Crust 2 cups flour 1 tsp. salt 180 gr. cold butter 6-8 tbsp. ice cold water Filling 3 green apples 3 red apples 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup soft brown sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tbsp. cornstarch 60 gr.…

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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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Owner/Chef of The Thirsty Koala, Katherine Fuchs. As phase two begins in Astoria, there seems to be a lack of direction and divided opinions in regards to the COVID19 situation. Thirsty Koalas owner Katherine Fuchs describes these frustrations as additional difficulties in keeping a business alive during the pandemic. The rules and regulations of reopening…

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