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Anthony Lo Verme NY Space Finders

How does COVID-19 affect Astoria real estate? A conversation with NY Space Finders’ Anthony Lo Verme

Image via NY Space Finders. The COVID-19 pandemic has put everything on pause, including the real estate market. Both sales and rentals are at a standstill, with no definite end in sight just yet. Give Me Astoria had the chance to speak with NY Space Finders’ Anthony Lo Verme, and…

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Give Me Astoria has raised over $10,000 to help feed healthcare and essential workers

With the incredible help of our amazing readers and followers’ donations, Give Me Astoria has been able to raise over $10,000 thus far in our mission to help healthcare and essential workers! In a few weeks, with the help of the outpouring of support from our community, we have been…

Macoletta NY

Helping our local restaurants: an interview with Walid Idriss of Macoletta NY

Image via Macoletta NY (@macolettany) Instagram. Since its opening in 2018, Macoletta NY has served the neighborhood thousands of delicious specialty pies. Located at 28-15 24th Avenue, Macoletta has fast become a community favorite, even offering community initiatives such as cooking classes, which its team hopes to start again once…

Dino's Pizzeria

Dino’s Pizzeria gives back with the goal of keeping the community strong

Image via Dino’s Pizzeria (@dinos_pizzeria) Instagram. Community is everything to Bruno Carusone, owner of Astoria favorite Dino’s Pizzeria. The family-run restaurant has been serving the Astoria neighborhood delicious Italian cuisine since 1957. So when COVID-19 struck the city, the team behind Dino’s ensured that both staff and customers remain as…

Trestle Astoria

Family-owned Trestle Astoria continues to persevere in the face of COVID-19

Image via Trestle Astoria (@trestleastoria) Instagram. Family-owned Trestle Astoria is proud to be part of our community, especially at a time such as this. “People have really shown that they care about the community and the workers, and their neighborhood in general” says Jacqueline Kelly, General Manager of Trestle Astoria….

Alleged thief strikes Martha’s Country Bakery, stealing tips meant for employees

Image courtesy of Maetha’s Country Bakery. A woman has allegedly been going around the neighborhood stealing tips meant for local employees. The below photos were sent to Give Me Astoria by staff from Martha’s Country Bakery Ditmars, where the store has been struck by the person in question twice in…

Mayor De Blasio Announces School Closure Until September; Governor Cuomo Says No Official Decision Has Been Made Yet

Governor Cuomo countered Mayor De Blasio’s earlier announcement, stating there has been no official decision on school closures. Earlier this morning, NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio announced the closure of city schools through the end of this school year. Originally, schools had been scheduled to be closed through April 20th….

Council Member Constantinides announces his wife has been hospitalized with coronavirus

Image via Council Member Costa Constantinides (@costa4ny) Twitter. Council Member Costa Constantinides announced his wife Lori’s hospitalization with COVID-19 via Twitter earlier today. The news comes shortly after the Council Member shared he had been self-isolating in his home after experiencing symptoms of the virus. Council Member Constantinides wrote that…

Ditmars’ CVS location donates 500 items of Easter candy to Mount Sinai Queens

An early Easter treat was delivered to Mount Sinai Queens today…500 items of Easter candy, to be exact! CVS Ditmars, with the help of branch manager Zeleena Mussaleen and Give Me Astoria’s Sonia Mylonas, curated and sent the delicious delivery. The candy delivery included Easter treats such as chocolate bunnies,…

Not social distancing? Be prepared to pay a fine.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced an increase in fines for those violating social distancing orders. Those who do not comply by remaining 6 feet apart from others should be prepared to pay a $1,000 fine. The previous fine amount was set at $500. During the press conference, the…