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A Quiet Scene of Street Art in Astoria

Queens is kind of an unknown quantity for many people, even for those who live in other boroughs of New York City. And when visitors to Queens finally discover the charm of the borough, such as its unparalleled culinary diversity, … Continue reading

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Soccer: it’s what unites Astoria

You could say that it is always soccer season in Astoria. So many of Astoria’s ethnic communities go nuts over the sport that seems to play perpetually on the flat screens in Astoria’s restaurants and bars. But every four years, … Continue reading

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A Taste of Woodside, Queens: Filipino Junk Food

Nothing reeks of modernity quite like processed snacks. We cheat nature by mixing the right chemicals into foodstuff (and taking the right elements out) to award it a shelf life of over a year. Even longer. A miracle of science! … Continue reading

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Astoria Eats: Roast Suckling Pig at El Boqueron

I’ve noticed that young children aren’t usually grossed out by the sight of a whole roast animal on the plate. On the contrary, it seems to become an object of curiosity for kids as they poke and prod it. But … Continue reading

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Waiter, There’s a Monster on my Plate

Okay, I lied. There are four monsters on my plate. Such a thing happens when you order the grilled langostinos at Psari Restaurant in Astoria. Grilled in the Greek style—with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt—these critters were so oafishly … Continue reading

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