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 by Eleni Louca. Tropical Storm Isaias passed through New York City yesterday afternoon, leaving plenty of destruction in its path. In Astoria, dozens of trees were toppled leaving hundreds of neighborhood residents without power for hours. The storm, which has slammed the Eastern coast of the United States for much of the week, brought…

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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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Breakfast, lunch & dinner in a jar for under 1000 calories! I’m sure you’ve seen these around! They seem to be the new craze. If you’re anything like me, and you put on a few pounds these past few months, this “food in a jar” idea is a fabulous way of getting those jeans back…

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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 Tanzania Hughie. All I need in this world of sin is just a little bit of zen within. Who else has been craving to keep that balance that was achieved in the “ Rona” alive and well? Don’t get me wrong I definitely ate my weight in carbs for two weeks. But, then…

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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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