Watch how Astoria filmmakers pay homage to longtime neighborhood businesses
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Three Astoria residents are using their background in film to capture the stories of people behind local businesses in the neighborhood. James Ogle, the founder a production company called Clearview Media, has partnered with Kevin Provost and Dan Connell to create the first in what will be a series of videos profiling established businesses in Astoria. […]

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Middle Village baker appearing on Food Network competition ‘Cake Wars’
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Middle Village baker Denise Passarelli has big things on her horizon, including a star turn in one of her favorite competitive reality shows. Passarelli — the pastry artist behind Denise Makes Cakes, a custom bakery service — will be one of four expert bakers facing off to make a mind-blowing cake creation and earn a […]

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Warm up from winter’s chill with some of Queens’ best soups

Perhaps Mother Nature is aware that January is National Soup Month. It’s as good an explanation as any as to why the mercury finally started falling entering 2016. A steaming hot bowl of soup is the ultimate comfort food on a frosty winter’s day, and leave it to the World’s Borough to offer culinary crock-full […]

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Who needs to cook? Have your Thanksgiving dinner at a local restaurant

BY JILL DAVIS If you’re like a lot of folks, the prospect of cooking a whole Thanksgiving dinner can be mighty intimidating (not to mention all those dishes to clean up!). I asked a friend what she wanted to make for Thanksgiving and she said, ”reservations.” If you’re like my friend, have no fear. While […]

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Classic Queens eateries you should check out

There’s a reason why restaurants stay in business more than 50 years… They’re good! And Queens has some of the finest as proven in our picks below. The Astor Room 34-12 36th St. (near corner of 35th Ave.) Astoria, NY 11106 718.255.1947 The Astor Room at Kaufman Studios Astoria may have reopened in 2014, but […]

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