Food

The Shady Lady Astoria

Shady Lady Is Looking To Make An Experience Out Of Take-Out

Images courtesy of The Shady Lady. Shady Lady’s owner Billy Pappas is learning to adapt day by day to the COVID19 situation. Times are definitely tough with having to make so many cuts, and having no certainty in tomorrow. Till things get better, business is just about learning to adjust…

Chip Is Back And Giving Back!

All images courtesy of Chip NYC. After closing for a month to protect the safety and health of its employees, Chip has finally reopened its doors! The team at Chip emphasizes the importance of practicing good health practices, making sure that the work environments are clean and germ free, and…

Auntie Elis Bakery Astoria Baker

Enjoy this Tuesday Treat by Auntie Elis!

Not only is baking one of those things that brings happiness to people, but it is also fun, therapeutic and a piece of cake once you learn the basics. Who could resist the smell of freshly baked apple pie or cinnamon buns? I know I can’t! One of the easiest…

Ovelia: Learning by Adjustment & Experimentation Through COVID-19

As we know, there has been a lot of uncertainty regarding COVID19 and what it means for the future of restaurants in our community. Ovelia has taken many new initiatives to ensure its survival during these difficult times, and preparing for the new ways in which people will be dining…

NYC Bagels Astoria

NYC Bagels Is Doing Its Part

Image courtesy of NYC Bagels. NYC Bagels is another local spot staying open for its customers, but alas the stress and pressure of COVID19 is affecting business here as well. Known for the warmth and good vibes, things are just not the same when people aren’t able to sit and…

NY Space Finders Luca Di Ciero

An Optimistic Outlook For Astoria During And After COVID-19

Image courtesy of Luca Di Ciero. NY Space Finders is one of the most multifaceted real estate companies around specializing in industrial leasing, commercial lofts, residential homes, and more! After working in Manhattan, founder and Astoria native Luca Di Ciero saw the “slow period” during the 2008 crisis as an…

From Biskoti to Astoria: Be Safe, Be Strong, Be Healthy

Customers of Biskoti reached out to Tommy the owner to express their hopes that the location would remain open for business during this trying time. While he of course is doing everything he can not to disappoint them, it has not been easy. Sometimes when the weather is nice, there…

Brooklyn Bagels Astoria

Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee is on a mission to serve its community now more than ever

Image via Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee (@bkbagelny) Instagram. Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company opened with the mission of providing each customer that walked through its doors with the epitome of the New York bagel experience. Many would say that the minds behind Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee have been successful at…

Hamido Seafood

Hamido Seafood’s owner offers special advice on helping our restaurants

Image courtesy of Rudy Mansy. Hamido Seafood, which officially opened its doors in May 2019, has gained notoriety in the neighborhood for serving fresh seafood with an Egyptian twist. In under a year, Hamido Seafood has been able to achieve a strong community following, and even a glowing review from…

Fitrition Juice Bar

Fitrition: focused on finding the positive in the face of COVID-19

Image via Fitrition (@fitritionjuicebar) Instagram. The team behind Fitrition, the popular health-food store and juice bar, is choosing to find positivity where they can. Despite a significant drop in sales because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Fitrition is grateful to keep employees healthy and safe, and to be able to…