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Artichoke Pizza on 31st Street is closed

Another Astoria restaurant has closed for good due to the pandemic. Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, located at 22-56 31st Street right off the Ditmars Boulevard train station, has shuttered its doors. The pizza shop, which replaced popular...


Simotas supplies seniors with PPE

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas stopped by the HANAC George Douris Tower and the Archbishop Iakovos Residence in Astoria to hand out personal protective equipment (PPE) last week. Simotas, who was defeated in the Democratic primary this past...


Downed trees all over Astoria after Isaias

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias, trees and wires were brought down all over New York City, including Astoria. The damage was so bad thatĀ even Mayor Bill de Blasio visited Astoria to survey the wreckage....


Another Open Street has arrived in Astoria

As New York City yearns for more space for residents to social distance, the city is adding another Open Street in Astoria. Since last week, 31st Avenue between 31st Street and 36th Street, a 0.25-mile stretch,...


Elevators open at Astoria Boulevard station

  Four new elevators are finally open for riders at Astoria Boulevard. Last Friday, customers finally got to use the elevators, two from the street to the mezzanine and two from the mezzanine to the platform...

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