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BOAST: Best of Astoria & LIC 2022 Winners Announced!

The BOAST: Best of Astoria & LIC 2022 Winners have been announced! They are posted on the EAT, DRINK, DO & SEE, and LOCATION pages. Congratulations to all the winners. There were much fewer responses for LIC on this year’s survey, so those winners were listed alphabetically (no first, second, or third place designations for… Read more »

BOAST: Best of Astoria & LIC 2022 Winners – By the Numbers

Winners by SectionEAT24 Categories112 Winners DRINK14 Categories73 Winners DO & SEE18 Categories74 Winners Winners by Location46: 30th Ave (N/W)27: Astoria-Ditmars Blvd (N/W)26: Broadway (N/W)26: Vernon Blvd – Jackson Ave (7)17: 31st Ave17: Steinway St (M/R)16: Astoria Blvd (N/W)14: Court Square (E/G/M/7)7: Queensboro Plaza (N/W/7)1: 36th Ave (N/W) Winners with Multiple Locations4: Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee… Read more »

BOAST: Best of Astoria & LIC 2022 Winners (full list)

EAT Best Outdoor DiningASTORIA1. The Bonnie2. Queen’s Room3. Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden LICAnable Basin Sailing Bar & GrillTop Quality Best American RestaurantASTORIA1. Sweet Afton2. The Bonnie3. Rivercrest Best BagelsASTORIA1. Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company2. New York City Bagel & Coffee House3. Bagels on the Ave LICWe Bagel Best BakeryASTORIA1. Gian Piero Bakery2. Parisi Bakery3…. Read more »

2022 Queensboro Dance Festival Starts Saturday

[From Queensboro Dance Festival] 2022 Queensboro Dance Festival tour starts Saturday, appearances at Queens Night Market and Queens Pride  June 1, 2022, Queens NYC — The Queensboro Dance Festival (QDF) tour kicks off this Saturday, June 4th with preview performances in partnership with Queens Rising at the Queens Night Market (New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park) on Saturday,… Read more »

Play Review: Your Negro Tour Guide

There are many benefits to minimalism within the theater. A lack of pomp and complexity allows for the eyes to rest and let the ears put in the work to understand more than simply hear. We, the audience, are greeted with few details to latch onto and create assumptions, allowing ourselves to come as we… Read more »

The Ones that Didn’t Make It

Some of the categories from the 2021 Survey did not make it onto the EAT, DRINK or DO & SEE pages. The main reasons being that there were too few responses or there were not clear winners. Here are the categories that were left off, and the top responses listed in alphabetical order. Best Club… Read more »

Don’t Idle Your Car

We’ve been walking around Astoria the last few days and have seen many people sitting in their car, idling their engine. We know it’s cold out, but please don’t do that! Not only is it bad for the car (wastes gas, burns up oil, drains car battery), but it’s bad for the environment and is… Read more »

Organizations to Contribute to and Support

Before the end of the year, we wanted to share what our readers said were their favorite organizations to contribute to and support. Here they are, in alphabetical order: 31st Ave Open Street The Open Street is implementing a Fall/Winter schedule and the new hours will be from 8am to 6pm on weekends only. Astoria… Read more »

These Steps Can Help Preserve Your Small Business Amidst Coronavirus

Keeping your small business going during coronavirus is challenging. But as lawmakers continue to loosen restrictions, there’s still a lot of work to do. Taking steps toward preserving your business now and as the economy recovers will provide peace of mind and a game plan for moving forward. Prioritize Small Business Survival While you can… Read more »

Statement from BOAST

We are devastated by the recent acts of violent racial injustice in our country. The BOAST: Best of Astoria organization grieves the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the countless others who have lost their lives too soon. We are committed to being allies to those who endure racism directly. Now is the time to support one… Read more »