Tag: astoria

Thai restaurant in Astoria named best halal restaurant in the borough

May. 6, 2024 By emarshall May 6, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The Queens Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest business association in the borough, announced Friday that the winner of its inaugural “Queens’ Best Halal Restaurant Competition” was the Astoria modern Thai fusion restaurant Nur Thai. In celebration of the restaurant’s distinct honor, Nur… Read more »

Excavation set to begin on Astoria property for residential tower

Apr. 10, 2024 By zgewelb Apr. 10, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The excavation process for the property at 41-08 Crescent St. in Astoria is set to begin, marking the first step towards the construction of a 17-story residential tower, according to New York YIMBY. The 30,102-square-foot-long lot has already been surrounded by construction fencing. Machines for the construction work are expected to arrive on site within the coming weeks. The 189-foot-tall structure expected to be built on the property was designed by Dan Ionescu Architects and developed by Forte Italia LLC. Pecora Group LLC is the current owner of the… Read more »

Mayor’s Office launches new interactive map to tackle environmental inequity in NYC

Apr. 8, 2024 By admin Apr. 8, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain The Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice has launched a new interactive map detailing hazards in each neighborhood in the city in a bid to tackle environmental inequity across the five boroughs.  The Environmental Justice NYC (EJNYC) Mapping Tool, the first-ever online resource… Read more »

Local artisans redefine Valentine gifting with unique handcrafted treasures in Queens

Feb. 12, 2024 By Tammy Scileppi You can’t beat handcrafted when it comes to thoughtful gift-giving. This Valentine’s Day and beyond, think heart-melting, one-of-a-kind finds for that special someone or for family and friends. Hardworking local makers put a lot of heart and soul into their artisanal products and supporting these small Queens-based businesses — which… 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 »

Melanie Safka, Astoria native who performed at Woodstock, dead at 76

Jan. 26, 2024 By zgewelb Jan. 26, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Musician and Astoria native Melanie Safka, best known for her hit songs “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)” and “Brand New Key,” died Tuesday at the age of 76, her family said in a statement on Facebook. Better known by her stage name “Melanie,” she was among those who performed at the legendary Woodstock Festival in 1969. She was one of just three solo female performers at the event. It was her experience playing at Woodstock that inspired her to write her song Lay Down (Candles in the Rain),… 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 »