Another one, gone: La Chona’s on Broadway has officially closed its doors. The restaurant, formerly located at 38-07 Broadway, was known for its authentic & affordable take on Mexican cuisine. La Chona’s had been a staple of Mexican food on Broadway for the last few years. There is no word yet on what will move…

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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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BurgerIM, the popular Israeli burger chain, is set to come to Broadway! BurgerIM’s Astoria location will be 40-07 Broadway, as per its official website.  So, what separates BurgerIM from the competition? The burger chain specializes in mini burgers, with patties weighing in at almost 3oz. However, for those looking for meatier options, BurgerIM also offers 1/3…

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The stretch of Broadway between 30th Street and Crescent has transformed significantly over the past year, with establishments like New York City Bagel & Coffee House, Osaka, Boteko, and The Strand coming and going (and, in the latter’s case, coming again) with near regularity. But when a bright-red storefront advertising a restaurant called The Bund…

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Picture it: a long, freezing winter’s day (thanks, Polar Vortex), and the subway station closest to home is closed for renovations. You’re forced to make the walk from when you exit the train all the way home in subzero temperatures, wondering if it would be appropriate to take a 2-minute cab. Luckily for passengers on…

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The former Queens Kickshaw location will be reopening its doors after extensive remodeling and reinventing from the American style eatery to the new Chinese concept restaurant. Queens Kickshaw closed its doors in August this year, after owners Jennifer Lim and Ben Sandler announced that the eatery will be getting a facelift, after more than 6…

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The Queens Kickshaw first opened its doors in March of 2011. It didn’t take too long until it became a popular Astoria hot spot. Astorians and New Yorkers alike would line up for a taste of some; mac and cheese, brunch, grilled cheese, hard cider, inventive breakfasts and cocktails, among many other delicious choices. However, owners Jennifer Lim and Ben Sandler…

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A new show called “Instinct” started filming in Astoria today. Starring, Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Sharon Leal; according to IMDb, the show is about a former CIA operative (Cumming), who is living a normal life as a gifted professor and writer. He quickly gets pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop…

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