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 much of the week, brought…

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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 find them at the supermarket,…

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Image by Tanzania Hughie. All I need in this world of sin is just a little bit of zen within. Who else has been craving to keep that balance that was achieved in the “ Rona” alive and well? Don’t get me wrong I definitely ate my weight in carbs for two weeks. But, then…

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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 time for city bars and…

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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 public schools will reopen. Raising…

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies This recipe makes approximately 2 dozen cookies! First, be sure to preheat your oven to 350ºF. Ingredients 1 egg 1 jar natural peanut butter 1 cup sugar Method In a small bowl, combine the ingredients until well combined. Roll small balls of dough, placing them spaced out on a prepared…

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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 according to an article originally…

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Image via Kurry Qulture (@kurryqulture) Instagram. Covid19 has permanently shut many doors on our beloved neighborhood restaurants, and sadly Kurry Qulture is now amongst them. The restaurant who opened its doors in 2015, was well known for their elevated take on standard Indian dishes and their unique seasonal menus. A well loved fine dining establishment…

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Image via Socrates Sculpture Park (socratespark) Instagram. Socrates Sculpture Park will be introducing Part I of their “Monuments Now” exhibition with a celebration to unveil acclaimed artist’s Jeffrey Gibsons monument this Friday, July 24, at 6:30 pm, on Facebook and Instagram Live (links in @SocratesPark Instagram bio). During these unprecedented times and admist societal upheaval,…

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