Photo Liah Paterson

Local Org supports learning and literacy free of charge Over the past year, local non-profits like The Connected Chef and Astoria Mutual Aid Network have been working endlessly to provide our community access to food and other necessary resources. In July of 2020, local AMAN volunteer, Liah Paterson, joined forces with her co-organizer, Pilot Viruet,…

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Living in Astoria can truly turn your frown upside down. With so many different cultures, cuisines and ever-changing scenery in just one neighborhood, you’d actually have to try not to have a good time. So, if you’re feeling blue about flying solo this Valentine’s Day, let’s take a look at how Astoria itself can be…

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It’s February, folks, and love is in the air! And, due to continued social distancing regulations, out in the open air is exactly where most people will be this Valentine’s Day. Lucky for you, Astoria is home to a multitude of great romantic locales for couples to enjoy. Here are a few of our favorite…

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One of the neighborhood’s many highlights is its diverse selection of restaurants, all of which offer the best in alcoholic beverages. Ranging from imported beers to locally brewed, to old time favorites or the most exotic concoctions, you can find libations fit for every palate. But where did locals go to get their drink on more than 150 years ago? The options were not as plentiful as they are today, but the history of Astoria’s original local watering hole provides more colorful commentary.

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Concepción Gonzalez has been cooking tamales every Sunday for over 62 years. The tradition is filled with love, the recipe being the same one her mother taught her in the town of Tochimilco: a part of the Mexican state of Puebla. “Cooking reminds me of family and brings me home,” says Concepción in Spanish, as her daughter, Teresita, translates

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