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New legal cannabis dispensary opens its doors on Steinway Street

Feb. 21, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain A new legal cannabis dispensary has opened its doors on Steinway Street featuring an extensive array of over 400 products and is actively engaging in a wide range of social campaigns. Cannavita, located at 30-30 Steinway St., celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 17 after a soft… 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 »

Astoria’s Wolfhound Pub to host Irish trad week starting Monday

Feb. 9, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain  Astoria-based Irish pub the Wolfhound will host a week-long Irish traditional music festival kicking off on Monday night.  The Wolfhound’s annual Trad Week, which takes place between Monday, Feb. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 18, features more than 20 traditional Irish musicians, with many flying in from Ireland to… Read more »

New specialty chocolate dessert bar opens on Steinway Street

Feb. 9, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain  A new dessert bar specializing in a range of chocolate-themed treats has opened its doors in the heart of Astoria. The Chocolate House, which operates a total of six stores across New York and New Jersey, opened at 25-88 Steinway St. on Jan. 31. The store acts as… Read more »

Op-ed: OANA endorsement of pickleball at Hallett’s Point playground

Jan. 31, 2024 Op-ed by: Richard Khuzami The Old Astoria Neighborhood Association (OANA) is thrilled at the prospect of transforming Hallett’s Point Playground located at the westernmost tip of Queens, into a vibrant community hub, bustling with activity, laughter, and friendly competition. We propose the addition of a pickleball court, a move that aligns with the… Read more »