Do you love mac & cheese bites as much as we do? What about everything bagel seasoning? And, how could we possibly forget, delicious cookie butter? Well, if you’re a Trader Joe’s fan, guess what: the holiday season just came a bit sooner for you; Trader Joe’s is slated to open in nearby Long Island…

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For the upcoming eight weekends, there will be no N Train service between Astoria and Long Island City. The service change includes Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to an MTA announcement. The service changes are so that the MTA can make “major upgrades” to the above-ground tracks’ infrastructure. The upgrades are set to improve…

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A number of route options, new bridges and possible locations were all put forward in a new proposal unveiled last Tuesday for the $2.5 billion dollar BQX streetcar system. The system will link Long Island City to north Brooklyn, according to the report. There was a series of visioning sessions held by officials during spring…

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For some Astorians, projects like the soon to be dog park can be seen as a waste of funds which can be allocated to more community based areas. In fact, there have been plenty of projects which the Participatory Budget has had voted in that end up getting quite a backlash by a vocal part…

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Well we all know how wonderful it is living in Astoria, and now it seems we're not only enjoying the diversity in cuisine, but we're also the healthiest too. According to the 2015 Community Health Profiles' recent study by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), life expectancy in Astoria and Long Island City is 82.2 years with…

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  Police have successfully identified and arrested guitar thief Steven Proios, 32,  of 78th Street in Astoria. The arrest was thanks to surveillance footage that captured Proios entering a Long Island City Guitar Center at 34-17 48th St. on Oct. 18 and stuffing his shirt with a guitar worth $4, 650 before casually walking out.  Proios was subsequently charged with grand larceny,…

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  Steven Tyler will be performing at the Melrose Ballroom on 36-08 33rd St, Astoria tomorrow night. Performers joining the night's entertainment are the acoustically talented Loving Mary Band, featuring Nuno Bettencourt.  Songwriters of "Love is your name" Eric Paslay and Lindsay Lee will also be joining the stage.  Tyler will perform stripped down versions of songs from…

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