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Astoria Man Breathes Life Into Forgotten Family Cemetery

His name is James Sheehan and he has almost 100 people buried in his backyard.

Vote 2020 Where & How

New York has made it simple to exercise your civic duty while remaining socially distanced.

Spirit Halloween Offers All Things Spooky

Pop-up Officially Opens Off Steinway As someone who relishes the smell and bright hues of pumpkins, artificial cobwebs around my apartment, and putting together an elaborate costume every year, I cannot stay away from local Halloween stores. To be frank, I do not like going into the city to find…

Local Organizations Aim to Combat Trash Crisis

Many Astorians care about the state of their neighborhood and within the last year, a number of local organizations have formed to educate others about sustainability and reducing the problem of garbage and litter.

Meet RARE CUT: An Innovative Approach To Men’s Fashion

Anthony Orisses, Founder of RARE CUT. Photo by Davey King. Envision it: the good old days when folks were able to put on their best outfits and actually enjoy time out, whether for business or pleasure. For men in particular, fashion is either astronomically high priced or not as tailored…

Together Apart

Image/Eleni Louca When the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic first hit, everything was placed on pause. Within the course of 24 hours, our lives changed completely. At Give Me Astoria, specifically, we initially did not know what the future would hold. Friends in the neighborhood were closing their businesses left and right…

Astoria Resident In Police Custody After Bomb-Making Materials Found In Home

An Astoria man was taken into police custody following a fire at his Queens building. Reports indicate that hours after the fire, bomb-making materials were also found at the scene. At approximately 8PM last night, authorities were called to the two-story building located on 19th Street, near Astoria Park, when…

Leading Branding Agency O’Connor & Tate Wins Platinum Award!

Queens’ top branding agency, the Astoria-based O’Connor & Tate, has done it again with their platinum award win at the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards! O’Connor & Tate placed first in the category of ‘Print Media Publication- Content/Design/Branding/Marketing’. Winning selections are determined by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The branding…

A Waste-Free Astoria? Closer Than You Think!

Image/Nicole Grossberg It’s no secret: the trash problem across the city is growing. With many home from work, outdoor dining at an all-time high, and schools out, NYC’s trash problem is at an all-time high. Combine that with a 60% cut to the Department of Sanitation’s budget, and we have…

Rally In Support Of Small Businesses Happening Thursday

Image/30th Ave. Business Association Instagram A press conference/rally will be held this Thursday, September 10th, at 10AM in support of Astoria’s small businesses. The event will be held on Newtown & 30th Ave. next to Key Food’s 30th Avenue location. The rally comes after multiple small businesses throughout the neighborhood…