It's no secret, people travel long and far to collect a cache of the infamous free NYC Condoms distributed by the Department of Health throughout the City. The condoms have been under fire from religious and parents' groups who believe they promote *gasp* premarital sex.
Those in favor of the program (which began in 2008) have often found the lack of distribution to be a bit of a shortcoming.
On Monday (Valentine's Day), the DOH released a…Continue
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Without the dresses hanging in the back of your closet, disadvantaged girls will not be able to go to the prom. Their families simply cannot afford the cost of a dress. So make a dream come true, make a difference, and make room in your closet in time…Continue
Growing up, my family was big into sweets. A meal was not complete unless it was followed by something sugary. As I grew, so did my sweet tooth. With many a failed attempt at “detoxing” from the evil substance, I’ve given in. I like sweets and that’s just the way it’s gonna be. My Dad used to tell me- the way to your heart- is through the dessert.
A naughty smile crossed my lips the day I discovered the posh cupcake trend had come to Astoria.…Continue
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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, seatings are running out. Here are some of our favorite neighborhood picks:
Find out why Astoria voted this place best date spot of 2010.
Prefer staying in? Check out this 3-Course Valentine's to-go for only $15.
Get up close…Continue
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An eagle-eyed Astorian spotted this tshirt today in Manhattan on the shelves of the Converse store in SoHo. Though it requires breaking the assumed Queens > Manhattan embargo, we suggest an investment in one of these.
The Mayor's office has just announced the award of a $360MM contract for the first phase of a low/middle income housing project in Long Island City to be completed in 2014--and will become NYC's largest housing…Continue
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Photo: Francine Daveta for Time Out
This week, one of the City's most anticipated openings will be in Astoria. On Thursday, The Astor Room, an upscale Art Deco-inspired restaurant and…Continue
Anyone with the (mis)fortune of driving in Astoria understands the anxiety felt by the City's strict Alternate Side Parking rules. On many residential streets in Western Queens, drivers who leave their cars parked on the same side of the street for the two days set aside for street cleaning get smacked with a $45 fine.
While alternating sides is arduous for residents who arrive home late or drive infrequently, this rule has some benefits--as it…Continue
As the snow begins to melt and our long lost sidewalks are revealed, the surprises beneath the dissipating white death are a soggy mix of train wreck and Christmas morning. Our curious, scavenging eyes have spotted everything from broken umbrellas to solitary gloves with each having their own unique story to tell.
But on a quiet residential stretch of 27th St. between Ditmars and 21st Ave. bordering the east side of St. John's Prep, we found a cache of eye-opening surprises.…Continue
25 one and two bedroom condos in the 74-unit East River Tower are set to be auctioned off this weekend with a minimum bid of just $195K.
The auction house, Sheldon Good, & Company will be unloading the units after they failed to sell in their asking prices of $400-900K. The luxury building is located near the intersection of 31st Ave. and Vernon Blvd.--just a block away from…Continue