It’s 2019 and Instagram-able desserts are so in, baby. Unfortunately, in some cases the photo is better than the actual product, and you’re left disappointed with an unsatisfied craving for sweets, as well as hundreds of calories later. Thankfully, I have some good news for you; Cakes by Nerwan is here, and it’s the real…

Read More

With summer approaching and the weather slowly, but surely, warming up we come to a crossroads: do I get that salad or eat just one final cookie?  Thankfully, for the owners of Chip both are an option. Newly opened is their new concept, Liv Salad, located at 31-86 37th St., will focus on healthier options…

Read More

The Freckled Moose is a traditional American comfort food and bar, and the latest restaurant about to open it’s doors in Astoria’s ever growing cuisine kitchen. Chef-Owner Peter is a veteran of the hospitality and restaurant industry with a resume spanning well over a decade. Check out the Freckled Moose Opening and Give Me Astoria…

Read More
Artist rendition of astoria food hall via vass stevens group

There is a new food hall planned for Astoria – Long Island City border, that will house multiple outer-borough vendors.  According to the Commercial Observer, developer Vass Stevens Group is currently in the process of converting a print shop, dollar store and restaurant supply store located at 34-39 31st Street, into a massive retail space. …

Read More

A major new development is coming to Astoria, designed by Aufgang Architects, and finding it’s home along 30th Street.  The exclusive was revealed by YIMBY earlier this month, with images showcasing the facade and designs for the project.  What do you think of the new 30th Street development?  Permits were filed in March, in which…

Read More

If you’re a Thai cuisine fan from Astoria there’s no doubt that you’ve either heard or been to Hero, although you might have been there when it was once known as EThree before making the change not too long ago. Now the Broadway restaurant is under new management – as of this year – and…

Read More

Looks like Astoria will be getting a Target. It was announced Tuesday that the small-format location will be opening its doors in 2022 at Ditmars-Steinway. It will be one of three small-format stores located in Queens, with the other in Forest Hills and one being planned for Jackson Heights in 2019. The Astoria store will…

Read More

In honor of George Kaufman, the founder of Kaufman Astoria Studios who passed away just last month, the Astor Room – a speakeasy style restaurant attached to the studios – has re-opened under the new name George’s. In 1979, George Kaufman – heading up a non-profit organization – took over the studio after the US Government had…

Read More

Well Astoria is fast becoming the land of opportunity when it comes to food. With every store that closes it seems like another five take its place. Now we are getting a cookies and coffee specialty when Chip opens its doors, and we can’t wait for this one! From what we know, Chip is going…

Read More

 Okay so you wanted to move out of the nest and try your luck in the big city, for some, it is still a work in progress, for others, it is a sad retreat back home but for the lucky few that “made it” through the commutes, shoebox apartments and Times Square, congratulations. Whether you…

Read More