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Impactful Ways to Make a Difference in Your Community

When the world around you calls for action, stepping forward to make a difference in your community can seem daunting, yet it is profoundly impactful. Whether it’s rallying support through petitions, using digital platforms to spread awareness, or joining hands in local initiatives, every action counts. In this article, courtesy of BOAST: Best of Astoria… Read more »

Boosting Community Health Through Small Businesses

Small businesses play a crucial role in shaping the health and wellness of local communities. From fostering partnerships with health initiatives to promoting environmental sustainability, these enterprises have the power to make a significant impact. Explore how small businesses can contribute to enhancing community well-being in multifaceted ways. This BOAST article will explore how these… Read more »

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 »