Facade of historic Childs Restaurant in Astoria will be preserved, current owner says
Photo via Morris Dweck

Concerned Astoria residents who wanted to see the facade of a former Childs Restaurant preserved can now breathe easy. Morris Dweck, owner of Deals & Discounts, released renderings of the alterations his architect, Walter Martin, will make that ensure the terra cotta of a decades old building will not be destroyed. After residents saw scaffolding […]

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Dubai-based artist brings colorful abstract art to an Astoria underpass
Photos courtesy of 501(See(Streets)

Tarsila Schubert never received any formal art training but her work has appeared all over the world. Now, her colorful murals are displayed on a wall near an underpass at 48th Street and 25th Avenue in collaboration with a local nonprofit. The organization called 501 (See) (Streets) was started by Queens resident Noah Sheroff. The […]

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The Last Word, new speakeasy cocktail lounge in Astoria, will pay homage to neighborhood hardware store
Photo courtesy of Francine Dominguez

The craft cocktail scene in Astoria will soon have a new addition when The Last Word opens on Aug. 16. The speakeasy-style cocktail lounge, located at 31-30 Ditmars Blvd., will be headed by Astoria resident Tommy Demaras, who also owns Maiella in Long Island City. Demaras has partnered with bartender Padraig O’Brien, who has worked at The Raines Law […]

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Here’s where you can celebrate the National Night Out Against Crime in Queens next week
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Support your local police and safer streets by participating in the National Night Out Against Crime that Queens precincts will observe on Tuesday night, Aug. 2. Each precinct across the city will host an evening of fun, free events for the community with the goal of building a stronger relationship with the people they serve […]

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Enjoy a cold brew in your hand this weekend at LIC Flea & Food before October beer festival
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One of the best ways to make the most of the soaring heat is to chill out while sipping on a nice summer ale at one of the best outdoor markets in the city. This weekend, head to LIC Flea & Food (5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City) for a warm-up before the first ever Queens Beer Festival, which […]

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