Monikas Cafe-Bar

Image via Monika’s Cafe-Bar (@monikascafebar) Instagram. After over 20 years in business Monika’s Cafe-Bar, located at 32-90 36th St., is closing. Monika’s team announced the difficult decision to shut down on social media. The bar/restaurant has been closed since March 15th, when city restaurants were shut in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Because…

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Another one, gone… After 8 years in business, Gastroteca Astoria is closing its doors, as confirmed by a post published on the restaurant’s Instagram. The reason? According to the post, Gastroteca has been in a lengthy dispute with New York City’s Department of Consumer and Worker Protection over the restaurant’s sidewalk cafe. Gastroteca, located at…

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Romano’s Famous Pizza & Gyro is unfortunately shutting its doors at the end of the month. The long-running pizza shop, located at 32-21 Broadway, is known for its take on both Italian and Greek cuisine. Romano’s Famous Pizza & Gyro is set to close on Tuesday, January 28th after over 40 years in business. We…

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We’re sorry to hear yet another Astoria business is closing: Crescent & Vine, located at 25-03 Ditmars Blvd., will be officially closed after this Sunday, January 12th. Those behind the Ditmars pub officially announced the sad news on their Instagram page, citing “various reasons” behind the closing, and thanking all former and current staff and…

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The final tally for our first-ever Give Me Fall photography contest will be counted by TOMORROW, December 6th at 3PM. This means if you have not voted by liking your favorite fall photography photo on Facebook and Instagram…it’s time to do so! The winner of our Give Me Fall photography contest will be chosen based…

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Rikers Island is set to shut down in 2026 after City Council officially voted in favor of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to close the infamous prison. The plan calls for not only the closing of Rikers, but for four new borough-based prison facilities to open in its place to accommodate inmates. Despite resistance from…

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There goes another one… Give Me Astoria is sad to share that yet an additional business has closed its doors after a little over a year: The Freckled Moose, located at 33-17 31st Avenue, has officially shut its doors. The eatery, known for its ‘comfort food classics with a New England twist’ had opened in August…

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There goes another one: Igloo Café officially closed its doors on Sunday, September 29th.  The closing of the neighborhood staple, which had been serving the area for over a decade, left many throughout the area surprised. Igloo Café had been serving diner classics such as omelettes, burgers, pancakes, salads, and much more. While nothing has…

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George’s at Kaufman Astoria Studios officially closed its doors on Friday, May 31st. The restaurant, formerly known as The Astor Room, has been a go-to for brunches, dinners, and a jazz music lovers in the Astoria/LIC area for years. Known for its wide-ranging menu and frequent live music, the restaurant quickly became a  neighborhood gem.…

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Steinway is changing. After the recent closure of the Victoria’s Secret store, Give Me Astoria can confirm that Ricky’s NYC location in Astoria is indeed closing permanently as of April 14th. Ricky’s NYC has been a staple on Steinway for years, and was the first location for the chain in Queens. Other Ricky’s NYC storefronts…

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