The Doe Fund to help clean more Astoria streets


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

After hearing positive feedback from residents and business owners, The Doe Fund will now expand street sweeping services to Steinway Street, Newtown Road, Ditmars Boulevard and 23rd Avenue, Councilman Costa Constantinides announced Thursday.

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City Planning holds public hearing on Astoria Cove


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Rendering courtesy of STUDIO V Architecture

The City Planning Commission grilled representatives of builders of the mega mixed-use development Astoria Cove at a public hearing in Manhattan on Wednesday, July 6.

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Astoria friends raising money to get hot sauce in stores, restaurants


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Photo Courtesy of Fez Production

Matthew Konchan, Joe Muscente and James Nestor, creators behind the artisanal all-natural, low-sodium and gluten-free hot sauce called Chi-Cho Sauce, are turning to Kickstarter to help them bring the heat.

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Borough president rejects Astoria Cove proposal


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Rendering courtesy STUDIO V Architecture

Following a Community Board 1 ruling against the Astoria Cove proposal, Borough President Melinda Katz rejected the 1.76 million-square-foot mixed-use waterfront development on Thursday after a public hearing.

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Little Neck actor finds business success in Astoria


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Images Courtesy of Johnny Solo

The 39-year-old Little Neck resident is the co-owner of three establishments in the western Queens neighborhood, two of which opened in the past few months.

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New Astoria craft-focused bar set to open in August


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Photos Courtesy of Gerard Leary

Astoria will soon be home to a new bar with a city punch to it.

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Astoria resident looks to fund Queens Silk Road food tour


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Images Courtesy of Adam Edwards

Adam Edwards is turning to Kickstarter to make his idea of bringing a two-day international food tour to Queens a reality.

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Astoria’s The POP BAR to debut with July 4 bash, hot dog eating contest


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

This Fourth of July, The POP BAR, located at 12-21 Astoria Blvd., is making its debut in the western Queens neighborhood during a grand opening “Backyard Bash,” including live music, cold drinks and a hot dog eating contest.

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Local artists to capture Astoria in new exhibition


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Photo by Maria Belford

Artists, friends and Astoria residents Maria Belford and Sara Sciabbarrasi have come together to showcase their admiration for the western Queens neighborhood in a new exhibition opening this weekend at the Long Island City café COFFEED, located at 37-18 Northern Blvd.

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