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Why Chip NYC is worth getting your hand caught in the cookie jar

Last week, our Astoria Journal Foodies Team stopped by Chip NYC to try their famous cookies and well let’s just say they’re absolutely worth getting your hand caught in the cookie jar. Even on a hot and humid summer day, the warmth and smell of the cookies at Chip were simply delightful as they were served fresh out of the oven. We ordered a batch of their … Continue reading Why Chip NYC is worth getting your hand caught in the cookie jar

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9-year-old Variety Boys & Girls Club Kid wins Chip NYC’s ‘Dream Cookie Contest’

Over 50 cookie ideas were submitted in the ‘Dream Cookie Contest’, organized by Chip NYC and The Variety Boys & Girls Club. The “Dream Cookie Contest” gave participants the chance to submit a cookie idea for the chance to have their cookie created, baked, and sold by Chip NYC! Chip’s philanthropic effort, “Chip in at Variety”, was organized to foster creativity, engagement, and support kids and … Continue reading 9-year-old Variety Boys & Girls Club Kid wins Chip NYC’s ‘Dream Cookie Contest’

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Did you miss Broadway in the Boros? We’ve got photos.

If you missed Broadway in the Boros this past Friday at Kaufman Astoria Studios, we’ve got your back! Courtesy of the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, Astoria got to enjoy a free performance from the hit Broadway sensations “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” and “Once on This Island,” which won the 2018 Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.” Check out these photos from the fun … Continue reading Did you miss Broadway in the Boros? We’ve got photos.

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5 Ways To Spend Independence Day in Queens

Tired of just BBQ hopping from house to house every 4th of July? Here are some fun and cheap activities around Queens for all ages!   4th of July Market Night @ LIC Flea and Food Grab a bite and a drink right by the piers Biggest selection of food and flea vendors in Queens All-Queens Beer Garden Time: 2-11:30pm Location: 5-25 46th Avenue LIC, … Continue reading 5 Ways To Spend Independence Day in Queens

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“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” Friday from 12-1pm at Kaufman Astoria Studios

  Stop by Kaufman Astoria Studios tomorrow Friday, June 29th from Noon to 1pm for a FREE lunchtime performances by members of the current cast & musicians from “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” and “Once On This Island”. The Backlot @ Kaufman Astoria Studios is located at 35th Avenue and 36th Street in Astoria.  Presented by the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment. Continue reading “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” Friday from 12-1pm at Kaufman Astoria Studios

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeats Joe Crowley in shocking primary

  In one of the biggest political upsets this year, activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has defeated incumbent Joseph Crowley in the primary for the 14th Congressional District. Ocasio-Cortez held on for a 15 percent lead over Crowley, the chair of the Queens County Democratic Party and the House Democratic Caucus, winning 57.5 percent to 42.5 percent. Crowley lost his bid for re-election and is the first … Continue reading Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeats Joe Crowley in shocking primary

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Fireworks at Astoria Park tonight

The annual Astoria Park fireworks for Independence Day, organized by the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, is set for Thursday, June 28. The event, expected to draw thousands of residents and visitors, will feature a performance by the Patriot Brass Ensemble. Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m., but the fireworks usually don’t start until around 9 p.m. Be sure to bring your own lawn chain if … Continue reading Fireworks at Astoria Park tonight

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Community Board 1 approves Variety Boys & Girls Club expansion with conditions

The Variety Boys and Girls Club’s plan to expand to a new five-story facility, funded by a 14-story residential building, got the green light by Community Board 1 last night. The conditional approval came with stipulations to address some of the board members’ concerns. Those conditions include: Agreeing to set aside 30% of units as affordable at an average of 60% of the area median … Continue reading Community Board 1 approves Variety Boys & Girls Club expansion with conditions