Block by Block is a video series by the New York Times, showcasing neighborhoods across New York. The Astoria-Ditmars segment looks into the quiet area and its Greek background, along with the path that the neighborhood is on in a rapidly changing city. For more of the series, or to read the article from the…

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Husband & Wife Team, John Parlatore (Chef) and Jessica King (Manager) have created quite the culinary hub with Gastroteca. Located at 33-02 34th Ave, the Italian eatery is full of Astorian inspired ambience and love. The restaurant has a cool rustic feel which is framed by metallic ceilings and black columns along with a Hollywood twist.…

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Another handful of Astoria stores have been sold recently, this time for $7.2 million, according to reports. The single story storefronts are located mid-block on 31st Street, right between 23rd Avenue and Ditmars Boulevard. They include Italian bakery and Astoria classic, Rose and Joes, Odyssey Optical, Computer and Smartphone Repair, Beauty Brows and Astoria Smoke…

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Leo Sacco and Giuseppe Falco have been giving us fantastic dining experiences guided by the local green market for a while now, and we just couldn’t keep quiet any longer. Coming from Astoria, these two old friends have brought their love for food and passion for Italian cuisine to our plates. Even the artwork inside the…

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Are you in the mood for Italian? If so, take a trip to the old country by way of Trattoria L’incontro, no passport required. In 1999, under the direction of Chef Rocco Sacramone, Trattoria L’incontro opened its doors and instantly became an institution amongst Astorians. As you walk through the doors your breath will be…

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