Image via Kurry Qulture (@kurryqulture) Instagram. Covid19 has permanently shut many doors on our beloved neighborhood restaurants, and sadly Kurry Qulture is now amongst them. The restaurant who opened its doors in 2015, was well known for their elevated take on standard Indian dishes and their unique seasonal menus. A well loved fine dining establishment…

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Image via Socrates Sculpture Park (socratespark) Instagram. Socrates Sculpture Park will be introducing Part I of their “Monuments Now” exhibition with a celebration to unveil acclaimed artist’s Jeffrey Gibsons monument this Friday, July 24, at 6:30 pm, on Facebook and Instagram Live (links in @SocratesPark Instagram bio). During these unprecedented times and admist societal upheaval,…

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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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Image design by Sara Amrozowicz. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created a domino effect, spanning every industry. One such heavily affected industry has been New York City’s Broadway and theater communities. Recently, Broadway announced it has made the difficult decision to keep theaters and productions closed until at least January 2021, leaving many without work…

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Makes about 40 discs (20 closed macarons). Preheat the oven to 300ºF. Ingredients 4 egg whites 1/3 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup icing sugar 1 cup almond flour Pinch of salt Gel food coloring (optional) Method Whisk the egg whites with the sugar on high for 10 minutes. If using food coloring, add at this point.…

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Image via QNS.com Innovation QNS is what they are calling it. A team of developers have leaked their plans to turn the industrial area, largely around the intersection of Steinway and 35th Avenue in Astoria, into an arts and culture center. Larry Silverstein who’s firm Silverstein Properties already owns/rents numerous locations in that area has…

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Imaga via @ItsM_E_Z Twitter. As many of you have likely seen, Astoria has gone viral for all of the wrong reasons this weekend. With restrictions easing up and bars allowed to serve alcohol (only with a food order), patrons have flocked back with friends to enjoy the great outdoors. But, this? It’s embarrassing that this…

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Image via Roberto Tobias’ GoFundMe. Astoria teen Roberto Tobias Jr., a rising senior at Frank McCourt High School, has launched a GoFundMe after losing both parents to COVID-19. Tobias’ entire family contracted the virus at the beginning of March with Roberto Tobias Sr. and Loida Tobias unfortunately losing their lives due to complications from COVID-19 in…

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