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Tropical Storm Isaias Leaves Damage Throughout Astoria

Image by Eleni Louca. Tropical Storm Isaias passed through New York City yesterday afternoon, leaving plenty of destruction in its path. In Astoria, dozens of trees were toppled leaving hundreds of neighborhood residents without power for hours. The storm, which has slammed the Eastern coast of the United States for…

Entenmanns Outlet Space For Lease

Image via Queens Gazette (@qgazette) Instagram That dark cloud that sets in when you see a “For Lease” sign on a community gem. After what we thought was a temporary closure in March, The Entenmanns Outlet, known for selling their famous baked goods at a fraction of what you would…

Astoria Pool Opens for Summer!

Image via Queens Gazette (@qgazette) Instagram Astoria Pool has officially opened! Please be advised that masks are required to enter the facilities and must be worn in the locker rooms, bathrooms, and on the pool deck. Social distancing is also mandated and if the pool reaches capacity, members will be…

Astoria Residents Concerned with Unsanitary Health Conditions Near Live Meat Market [GRAPHIC PHOTOS]

Residents of Astoria have expressed their concern regarding the conditions near a live meat market located near 33rd Street & 20th Avenue in Astoria. The photos, which were anonymously sent to Give Me Astoria, show blood on the sidewalks and bike paths near the market. Locals have allegedly expressed their…

The Grand and The Pomeroy Lose Liquor License

Image by Mark DiConzo. The Grand and The Pomeroy were among 12 NYC bars that have lost liquor licenses after not following COVID-19 mandated guidance. The New York State Liquor Authority announced the decision, citing numerous violations at each establishment. The Grand was open past the 11PM, the official closing…

Raising Astoria Permanently Closing

Image via RaisingAstoria.com. Raising Astoria, the children’s educational center located at 26-11 23rd Ave., is closing permanently. The center’s closure was announced yesterday by its owners via email. The driving factor behind Raising Astoria’s closure was the financial uncertainty of COVID-19, along with high commercial rent and not knowing when…

Best Market To Become Lidl

Image by Best Market Astoria, via Google Maps. Best Market, located at 19-30 37th St., will soon be closing and changing into German supermarket chain Lidl. Best Market will close within the next three weeks, with all staff slated to keep their jobs once the store is remodeled into Lidl…

Two Astoria Establishments Lose Liquor License After Backlash

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…

Woman Slashed in Astoria

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…

Plans Unveiled For $2 Billion Cultural Center In Astoria

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…