Astoria Burger Club Welcomes Executive Chef Francis Derby as a Consultant

What’s for brunch? Avocado Eggs Benedict and Stuffed French Toast with mascarpone cheese, dates, cinnamon honey and walnuts – two of many new brunch menu items at Astoria’s Burger Club. Yes, please! Burger Club, located at 32-02 30th Avenue in Astoria provides countless artisanal burger options, along with handcut fries and shakes. Starting tomorrow, Astoria foodies will be delighted to hear that Executive Chef Francis Derby, will be … Continue reading Astoria Burger Club Welcomes Executive Chef Francis Derby as a Consultant

Variety YPC networking & fundraising event this Thursday at Chick-N-Soup, Astoria

This Thursday, October 26th, The Variety Boys & Girls Club’s Young Professionals Committee is hosting a networking & fundraising event at a new local restaurant… and the whole community is invited. From 6:30-8:30PM, a group of around 15 YPC Committee members and their friends will meet at Chick-N-Soup in Astoria (30-12 Astoria Blvd) to eat, drink, network, and support the mission of the Variety Boys & … Continue reading Variety YPC networking & fundraising event this Thursday at Chick-N-Soup, Astoria

Assemblywoman’s interns learning the ropes

You may remember your first internship, running to get a superior coffee or picking up their dry cleaning. That’s not exactly what the interns for Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas are doing this summer. The office’s 12 interns are researching legislative issues, posting on social media, organizing constituent concerns and checking out quality of life issues all across Astoria. They’ve identified several items for the office to work … Continue reading Assemblywoman’s interns learning the ropes

Astoria subway stations to undergo renovations

Astoria is about to become the most inconvenienced neighborhood in all of Queens. That’s because a number of stations, along one of the city’s busiest routes, will be closed down for renovation. The following stations, which all serve the N and Q lines, will be closed: 30th Avenue, Broadway, 36th Avenue and 39th Avenue. All of the stations are along 31st Street. Astoria Councilman Costa … Continue reading Astoria subway stations to undergo renovations

Pols collect coats in Astoria

Throughout December, elected official in Astoria have been collecting coats, and last week they donated nearly 100 to families in need. “Families in need can use our help this holiday season, particularly as the weather changes,” said Councilman Costa Constantinides. “Warm clothing is a necessity for anyone living in the city during the winter. Many in this city lack access to a warm home or … Continue reading Pols collect coats in Astoria

Muslim man attacked in his Astoria store

It’s happening. While presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to spew hate towards the Muslim community in an already tense period in American history, physical attacks on innocent Muslims are occurring. Most recently, a Muslim man was attacked in his own Astoria store. The man, 53-year-old Sarker Haque, suffered a bloody beating on Saturday afternoon at Fatima Food Mart on 21st Avenue. He was beaten near … Continue reading Muslim man attacked in his Astoria store

Grand opening of Mediterranean Foods tonight

Mediterranean Foods will have a grand opening at their new Astoria location tonight at 5 p.m. The store, which already has a home at 23-18 31st St. in Astoria and at 30-12 34th St. in Long Island City, will cater to the Mediterranean community by opening up at 22-78 35th Street. The store offers a variety of foods such as meats, preserves, Greek honey, biscuits, … Continue reading Grand opening of Mediterranean Foods tonight

Street to be renamed in honor of Dennis Syntilas

Dennis Syntilas, the former founder of the Greek-American Homeowners Association and an instrumental community member in the creation of Athens Square Plaza will be honored by the community and local elected officials on Saturday. The intersection of 30th Avenue and 30th Street, in front of Athens Square, will be ceremonially renamed in honor of the civic leader and community organizer who “helped make Greek culture … Continue reading Street to be renamed in honor of Dennis Syntilas