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Chip NYC Customer Appreciation Week starts Tuesday 7/17

Attention NYC cookie lovers, enthusiasts, and connoisseurs… Tuesday, July 17th, officially marks the beginning of customer appreciation week at CHIP NYC. The popular cookie bakery will be giving away a free cookie for the first 50 purchases, every day, all week long at both locations (30-06 34 St., Astoria & Gansevoort Market, NYC). As a reward to loyal Chipsters, they brought back a few customer favorites! … Continue reading Chip NYC Customer Appreciation Week starts Tuesday 7/17

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Astoria Councilman Announces Immigration Funding

Council Member Costa Constantinides of the 22nd NYC district council announced funding for immigration services for the fiscal year of 2019. Joined by representatives from Ansob Center for Immigrants and Refugees as well as the CUNY Citizenship Now! Program, the councilmember explained what the funding entails. The Ansob Center for Immigrants and Refugees received $70,000 of the budget to increase extensive immigration services. The center offers … Continue reading Astoria Councilman Announces Immigration Funding

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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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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