A Quiet Election Day in Astoria
With most of the races dominated by uncontested judicial races it was a slow election day. But some Astorians still had their own reasons to vote.
Astoria, the New Hot Spot for Young Professionals, is Undergoing Gentrification
Astoria is the only neighborhood in Queens to see an increase in the young college educated population.
The Call for Car-Free Shore Blvd Sparks Debate in Astoria Neighborhood
People in Astoria have different opinion on whether Shore Blvd should be car-free.
A Land of Unfulfilled Dreams and Broken Promises
Ahmed Foda is an Egyptian street vendor who spends 72 hours a week working in Astoria, fighting through inclement weather while standing for 12 hours – and he does so with a smile on his face. He is a prime
Hookah culture split on Steinway, in more ways than one
Hookah culture is synonymous with Steinway Street in Astoria. Inside this culture, however, exists a few sharp divides.
Despite Ground Zero, Astoria exemplifies tolerance
Small examples of religious tolerance exist despite the ongoing national and often international turmoil dominating the airwaves. Astoria, Queens, is home to 23rd Avenue, a stretch of road on which both a mosque and a church reside within a block of each other.