Voting is now underway for our first-ever #GiveMeWinter photography contest! After many fantastic photography submissions, we have narrowed down our favorite winter photos to the below submissions for this season. The nominees are: ‘Winter on 30th Avenue‘ by Bernadette Claffey ‘Merry & Bright ✨‘ by Stefanie Dimitriadis ‘Walker on Shore Blvd.‘ by Patrick Merino ‘Hellgate…

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On Sunday, March 8th, the Hellenic Film Society USA will be screening the award-winning Greek film, Pause, as part of the Museum of the Moving Image’s ‘Always on Sunday’ monthly Greek film series. Pause, which is directed, written, and produced by women tells the story of Elpida who feels trapped in a loveless marriage. Upon meeting a…

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Any theater lovers reading this? On Saturday February 29th, the Dionysos Theatrical Group will perform ‘Oedipus Tyrannus’ by Sophocles at the Hellenic Cultural Center. The performance is a special one-time event, and will feature cast members from around the world. The play is a classic Ancient Greek tragedy which chronicles the life of tyrant King…

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Contemporary furniture for an affordable price? Count us in, especially when it’s so close to home!  IKEA will have its first Queens location, coming this summer. Set to open on the corner of Junction Boulevard and Queens Boulevard, the store will boast over 100,000 sq.ft. of quality home furniture. Current New York City locations include…

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Rio Grande, Astoria’s Brazilian barbecue eatery has officially relocated from 37-02 Broadway to 32-15 36th Avenue. After nearly 4 years at the Broadway location, the move was finalized at the beginning of the year. Rio Grande is known for its buffet-style take on traditional Brazilian barbecue dishes. For more information on Rio Grande, you may…

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A new Ecuadorian restaurant is set to open in Astoria, with Barzola moving into the location once known as Tierras Colombianas. This is not the first Barzola location in Queens, however. The restaurant has its original location in Jackson Heights at 92-12 37th Ave. The Astoria location will be 33-01 Broadway.  If anything like its Jackson…

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The Social Astoria was allegedly burglarized at approximately 6:30AM on Saturday, February 8th according to police. NYPD Crime Stoppers released footage of the male suspect, who was pictured wearing a hoodie, baseball cap and jeans. The alleged thief ran off with over $6000 in cash and two electronic tablet devices Those with any information in…

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Looking for authentic Mexican food near 31st Avenue? Do you also happen to love El Rey Del Taco? Good news: La Flor Vieja is now  open for business! Located at 32-03 31st Avenue, La Flor Vieja officially opened its doors earlier this month. Better news? The restaurant also happens to be legendary Astoria food truck…

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