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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An announcement from Mayor Bill de Blasio at the P.S 70 town hall meeting on Wednesday stated that the popular street will be getting a redesign to make it more pedestrian friendly. According to the Department of Transportation, reviews of the street have begun, with a focus on potential safety upgrades on the blocks between 28th…

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Astorians have known for quite a while that the market in Astoria has been steadily climbing, perhaps quicker than the other boroughs (save for Brooklyn) for a while now. The prices are trickling from apartments to groceries. The next item on the property list was just sold for a staggering $7,450,000, by Boulevard Realty to Zirk…

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Sunday morning at around 4AM, Polic were called in when witnesses heard several shots fired on Steinway Street, between 28th and 30th Avenues. It appeared that a 23 year old man who was sitting in his car was struck both in the neck and in the chest, after which he was quicly taken to Elmhurst…

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Wahid Elawame, 39 from Steinway Street was found guilty on the 6th of April for second degree murder and will serve 25 years to life in prison. The verdict was well received after news of the crime began to circulate.  It happened at around 11:30pm on May 4th, 2012. Elawame was in his apartment entertaining…

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It's that time of the year everyone, when the sun shines just right and everyone makes their way slowly from the comfort of their blankets to the outside world. The streets are busier and the city is brewing with visitors and locals alike, and why not, it's a gorgeous day, wouldn't you say? So if…

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In our latest poll, we ask Astorians what the best street is in our neck of the woods: Although they’ve always been favorites with the locals, in recent years these streets have really come to be known among New Yorkers in general as the go to spots for great bars, delicious cuisines, awesome bakeries and…

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