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NYPD To Enforce Social Distancing in ‘Bar-Heavy’ NYC Neighborhoods, Including Astoria

Mayor Bill De Blasio announced that the NYPD will be enforcing social distancing measures in 9 ‘bar-heavy’ NYC neighborhoods, including Astoria. According to the Mayor, the neighborhoods in focus are Astoria, City Island, East Village, Hell’s Kitchen, Long Island City, Lower East Side, Upper East Side, West Village, and Williamsburg….

Monikas Cafe-Bar

Monika’s Cafe-Bar Is Closing

Image via Monika’s Cafe-Bar (@monikascafebar) Instagram. After over 20 years in business Monika’s Cafe-Bar, located at 32-90 36th St., is closing. Monika’s team announced the difficult decision to shut down on social media. The bar/restaurant has been closed since March 15th, when city restaurants were shut in order to prevent…

Amorelli Realty Astoria

Amorelli Realty Assures Us That Astoria Will Not Lose Its Value

Image courtesy of Joe Vaccaro/Amorelli Realty. COVID19 has had a significant impact on all aspects of people’s lives. People have lost family members, jobs, money. With such a high level of uncertainty, the overall impact and trajectory of the pandemics effects are hard to forecast, however Joe Vaccaro from Amorelli…

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Give Me Astoria has raised over $20,000 and has a special announcement!

Over the last two months, Give Me Astoria has been fundraising to support healthcare/essential workers and our neighborhood restaurants. As of today, we are proud to announce that we have raised over $20,000 in this effort! With the help of your donations, we provided dozens of meals to healthcare heroes…

Natalia Bougadellis & Emory Parker

Astoria-based Directors Finalists for the ‘Wear A Mask’ Ad Contest: Vote Now!

Image courtesy of Natalia Bougadellis & Emory Parker. Two Astoria-based filmmakers are finalists in the #NewYorkTough PSA contest. Natalia Bougadellis & Emory Parker’s video made it to the final 5, competing against 600 entries from throughout the state. Bougadellis & Parker are the Founders of Blue Slate Films and NXM…

Dunkin’ is back!

Coffee lovers, rejoice! Just in time for the warmer weather, Dunkin’ has opened for business once more. In accordance with current social distancing guidelines, Dunkin’ will be implementing various safety measures. This includes temperature checks for employees, face masks, plexiglass shields, markers on floors indicating the proper 6 ft. markers,…

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Walk-In GYN Care Offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing

In response to the increased demand and strain placed on the city’s healthcare system, Walk-In GYN Care is currently operating 7-days a week and offering telehealth services. And now, the walk-in gynecology practice is conducting COVID-19 antibody testing to patients in the neighborhood. In order to receive a COVID-19 antibody…

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Council Member Constantinides Calls to Pedestrianize Public Golf Courses in Queens

Image by Will Brown (@iwill_photography). With warmer weather approaching, worries about proper social distancing protocols have increased. Images of New Yorkers not adhering to social distancing measures have gone viral, causing concern that perhaps some city residents are not taking the steps to fight COVID-19 as seriously as others. Council…

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…

COVID-19 Survivor Mount Sinai Queens

COVID-19 Survivor Gives Back to Mount Sinai Queens!

Image courtesy of Mount Sinai Queens. On April 9th, 75-year old Woodside resident Sonia Atieh was experiencing shortness of breath, accompanied by a fever. Because of her symptoms, Atieh was admitted to Mount Sinai Queens where she was intubated following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. The patient remained on a ventilator…