Tag: astoria

AOC makes case for tackling climate change with union jobs at Queens town hall

Feb. 27, 2024 By ishkurhan Feb. 27, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan US. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hosted a town hall in Astoria last week to discuss how federal climate change policy is playing out on a local level.  Five years after she laid out the Green New Deal vision with Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts,… Read more »

New legal cannabis dispensary opens its doors on Steinway Street

Feb. 21, 2024 By admin Feb. 21, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain A new legal cannabis dispensary has opened its doors on Steinway Street featuring an extensive array of over 400 products and is actively engaging in a wide range of social campaigns. Cannavita, located at 30-30 Steinway St., celebrated its grand opening on Saturday,… Read more »

Astoria’s Wolfhound Pub to host Irish trad week starting Monday

Feb. 9, 2024 By admin Feb. 9, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain  Astoria-based Irish pub the Wolfhound will host a week-long Irish traditional music festival kicking off on Monday night.  The Wolfhound’s annual Trad Week, which takes place between Monday, Feb. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 18, features more than 20 traditional Irish musicians, with many… Read more »

Top Queens venues for the ultimate Super Bowl game day experience

Feb. 7, 2024 By czarinnaandres Feb. 7, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain Sunday sees the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers go head-to-head in Super Bowl LVIII and there are a number of exciting venues in Queens to catch the big game. The Chiefs, who are attempting to win their third Super Bowl… Read more »

Discover the romance of French cuisine in Queens this Valentine’s Day

Feb. 2, 2024 By admin Feb. 2, 2024 By Tammy Scileppi While French may be the universal language of love, Queens is proving that its French cuisine is a hidden gem awaiting discovery. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a selection of romantic and highly praised eateries across the borough are opening their doors to couples seeking a blend of culinary delight and amour. Early reservations are recommended to secure a spot at these cupid-approved venues, promising an unforgettable dining experience, complete with wine, oysters, chocolate and strawberries to set the mood. Domaine Bar a Vins: A Cozy Wine Bar… Read more »

NYC restaurant week is back with over 30 restaurants participating in Queens

Jan. 15, 2024 By admin Jan. 15, 2024 By Isabel Song Beer and Czarinna Andres New York City Restaurant Week is back and better than ever with over 600 participating restaurants, including more than 30 in Queens. Beginning Jan. 16 and running through Feb. 4, NYC Restaurant Week bills itself as an opportunity to explore… Read more »

NYC earthquake: 1.7 magnitude tremor originating in Astoria

Jan. 2, 2024 By admin Jan. 2, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Residents of western Queens, Roosevelt Island and the Upper East Side of Manhattan got a shaky start to the week Tuesday morning, with a 1.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Astoria. The seismic activity was recorded at precisely 5:45 a.m., according to the United States… Read more »