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DINE LIKE A STAR

FEATURES 6 DINE LIKE A STAR Classy joints for an upscale meal.

20 STARS FROM QUEENS Famous people from the BORO.

22 FIND THE STARS Where’s the next movie shoot?

26 SEE COMEDY LIVE! Comedy club scene booming in LIC.

30 SWEAT LIKE A STAR Make Pilates the key to your star bod.

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DEPARTMENTS 12 NOVEMBER 2012 EVENTS 15 MAP IT DIRECTORY Your Go-to Guide For Astoria, LIC and Sunnyside’s best shops, food, art, nightlife and More.

16 MAP IT: ASTORIA, LIC & SUNNYSIDE MAP 32 DISCOUNTS & PROMO PAGE Exclusive savings, discounts and freebies for the month of November in Astoria, LIC and Sunnyside.

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FOOD

The raw bar at S Prime Steakhouse features a shellfish bouquet along with an array of East and West Coast oysters.

Dine like a Star Story + Photos BRADLEY HAWKS

With the filming of hit shows like The Sopranos and 30 Rock (Silvercup Studios) and Sesame Street and Nurse Jackie (Kaufman Astoria Studios) and such hit movies as Sex and the City, our corner of Queens has seen its fair share of celebrities. So when you feel the urge to splurge and dine like the stars, here are a few of Astoria’s most elegant dining rooms to try. Fresh sashimi-grade coriander crusted tuna, on a bed of artichokes, salsify, and autumn vegetables.

S Prime Steakhouse Few things define elegance and refinement as well as an upscale American steakhouse. Recently opened nextdoor to the Studio Square complex, S Prime Steakhouse marries tradition with contemporary design in one of the most magnificent dining rooms in Astoria-Long Island City. The two-story main room is bordered by high-back leather banquettes and a wine tower, encased in glass, which features a carefully edited selection from around the globe. Ascending beyond the industrial beams and dramatic balconies, an upper-level labyrinth reveals three intimate private dining rooms of varying size and ambience. Stretching below the dining room is a pristine steel kitchen and a Himalayan rock salt-lined room custom-designed for on-premises dry-aging — the signature 28 oz. rib eye is dryaged for 60 days. The expected carnivorous favorites are all executed superbly. But what make S Prime Steakhouse particularly special are Executive Chef Joel Reiss’s sophisticated spins on some steakhouse classics. Rice pilaf is no longer; here sausage-studded lap cheong fried rice steals the show. Creamed corn is now a generous sharing bowl with entire strips of corn from the cob, blanketed in a decadent Parmesan cream. Garnet and golden roasted beets are meticulously plated like an edible mosaic with Roquefort, apples and aged balsamic. A smooth and heavenly vanilla bean-speckled cheesecake, crowned with sweet macerated berries, rivals any previous version of New York cheesecake. From start to finish, S Prime offers a refreshingly relevant vibe with an old spirit. 35-15 36th St, LIC | 718-707-0660 www.sprimenyc.com

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S Prime dry ages their steaks on premises with Himalayan rock salt for up to 60 days.

The Astor Room At this subterranean supper club, nestled directly beneath Kaufman Astoria Studios, you can quite literally dine like a star. The Astor Room was originally built as the commissary (the film industry term for cafeteria) for Paramount Pictures in the 1920s. Contracts still require the studio to provide catering for all of the shows presently filming. So although The Astor Room has now transformed into a historical restaurant and cocktail lounge, the same kitchen that prepares your Mother & Child Reunion (an appetizer featuring a crispy poached egg on a bed of buffalo chicken) was serving lunch to Big Bird and Edie Falco just hours before. 34-12 36th St, Astoria | 718-255-1947 www.astorroom.com The Astor Disaster is a decadent brunch stack of brioche french toast, pulled BBQ short ribs, cheddar cheese, bacon, eggs, and onion rings.

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Locale’s Blackened Mayan shrimp

Locale’s pumpkin pie martini

Locale At Locale, owner Johnny Kolyenovic aspires to offer “a taste of the city without having to travel there.” With the expertise of Executive Chef and culinary visionary Jesse Davis, the team at Locale is achieving just that... and much more. “Families come for brunch, take the kids home, and then bring friends back for an elegant dinner,” smiles Kolyenovic. The restaurant is one of those rare gems that appeals to nearly every demographic, offering intimacy at candle-lit, window-side tables for two, communal space for larger parties, a vibrant bar for singles and friends, and an elevated split-level lounge for groups of friends. Nurse Jackie has filmed several episodes at Locale, and Life on Mars hosted its wrap party here. Take just one bite of any of Chef Davis’s dishes, and it’s no secret why the stars and locals keep coming back again and again. Delicately balancing artistry with fresh flavors, the menu features gorgeous plates using only organic, locally sourced ingredients. Blackened Mayan shrimp is served like a Jenga tower over a log cabin of yucca fries and a moat of creole purée. Almond brownies are topped with creamy peanut butter, then blanketed with homemade whipped marshmallow and melted with the brûlée torch. The platings are as beautiful as they are delicious. The vibrant cocktail list includes a pumpkin pie martini that uses actual pumpkin purée. And the most beautiful part? No waiting for a train or cab to get home after. 33-02 34th Ave, Astoria | 718-729-9080 www.localeastoria.com

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Locale

Testaccio

Testaccio’s fettuccine tossed with mushrooms and green peas, wrapped in prosciutto

Stepping through the front doors of Testaccio and beyond the main bar into the dining room is almost like traveling onto a studio lot designed to replicate a Roman piazza. Gigantic earthenware pots, a multi-layered wine tower, and the glow from the brick pizza oven — all under dramatically vaulted ceilings — put the Rome in Romantic. This is not your typical Italian pizzeria. Pies here arrive with shaved black truffles. Fresh pastas, made in-house, range from classic cacio e pepe to al dente fettuccine tossed with mushrooms and green peas, gift-wrapped in ribbons of prosciutto. In a stunning dining room, with a diverse and delicious menu, you can feel like a million bucks without spending it. 47-30 Vernon Blvd, LIC | 718-937-2900 www.testacciony.com NOVEMBER 2012 | BOROMAG.COM | 9


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WORLDWEDNESDAYS A BI-WEEKLY PARTY FEATURING LIVE MUSIC & DANCE PEFORMANCES

FEATURING Salsa, Bolero, Cha–Cha, Samba, Merengue, Tango, House, Flamenco, Latin Fusion, Afro-Cuban HOSTED BY MARTINEZ DANCE STUDIO SALSA CLASSES STARTING @ 7:30 PM FIND | FOLLOW

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NOVEMBER EVENTS 11/1 @ 7PM (LITERATURE)

TERRY HOPE ROMERO COOKBOOK SIGNING FREE | SITE NYC 718-626-6030 | 35-11 34th Ave, Astoria ww w.astoriabookshop.com 11/1 9PM-12AM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

LIVE MUSIC: JOE LUNG AND CEDRIC LAMAR FREE | Rest-Au-Rant 718-729-9009 | 30-01 35th Ave, LIC ww w.rarbarlic.com 11/2 5PM-8PM (ART)

FALL FIRST FRIDAYS

FREE | The Noguchi Museum 718-204-7088 | 9-01 33rd Rd, LIC ww w.noguchi.org 11/3 ALL DAY (FOOD+DRINK)

DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION: SPECIAL PREFIXE MENU SEE MENU | Skinny’s Cantina 718-806-1068 | 47-05 Center Blvd, LIC ww w.skinnyscantina.com 11/3 11AM-4PM (FOOD+DRINK)

LEARN TO HOMEBREW

FREE | Brewstoria 23-84 23rd St, Astoria w ww.brewstoria.com

11/6 @ 8PM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

ELECTION DAY SHOW

$10 | Laughing Devil Comedy Club 347-91-DEVIL | 47-38 Vernon Blvd, LIC ww w.laughingdevil.com 11/8 9PM-12AM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

LIVE MUSIC: MARCOS VIGIO PRESENTS I <3 SUZIE FREE | Rest-Au-Rant 718-729-9009 | 30-01 35th Ave, LIC ww w.rarbarlic.com

11/4 @ 12PM (ENTERTAINMENT)

OPEN MIC MARATHON

FREE | Laughing Devil Comedy Club 347-91-DEVIL | 47-38 Vernon Blvd, LIC ww w.laughingdevil.com

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www.thequeenskickshaw.com

11/10 ALL DAY (ART)

11/17 12PM-8PM (ART)

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PAUL DISCOE DEMONSTRATES JAPANESE WOODWORKING

FREE W/ADMISSION | The Noguchi Museum 718-204-7088 | 9-01 33rd Rd, LIC ww w.noguchi.org 11/10 12PM-4PM (NETWORKING+SHOPPING)

THE QUEENS TRAVELING MARKET

FREE | Laughing Devil Comedy Club RSVP to info@designforyou.biz | 47-38 Vernon Blvd, LIC ww w.designforyou.biz

THE QUEENS TRAVELING MARKET

TIGHTAN GYM OPEN HOUSE PARTY

WOODFIRE CERAMICS BY LIC ARTISTS FREE | Ten10 Studios 347-820-4979 | 10-10 47th Rd, LIC

11/17 12PM-9PM (EXPLORE YOUR BORO)

2ND ANNUAL THANKSGIVING ASTORIA ZOMBIE WALK

FREE | Start at Studio Square, End at Bohemian Hall. 646-981-3339 | 35-33 36th St, Astoria Email worldwarbrains@gmail.com 11/17 @ 8PM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

GARY GULMAN PERFORMS

$20 | Laughing Devil Comedy Club 347-91-DEVIL | 47-38 Vernon Blvd, LIC ww w.laughingdevil.com 11/23 9PM-11:30PM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

LIVE MUSIC: THE FUNKTASTIC 4

FREE | The Queens Kickshaw 718-777-0913 | 40-17 Broadway, Astoria

FREE | Brick Café RSVP to info@designforyou.biz | 30-95 33rd St, Astoria ww w.designforyou.biz

www.thequeenskickshaw.com

11/14 9AM-2PM (LOCAL BUSINESS)

FREE | SITE NYC 718-626-6030 | 35-11 34th Ave, Astoria ww w.sitenyc.com

FREE FOR WALK-THRU | Terrace On The Park 718-786-5300 | 52-11 111th St, Flushing Meadows Park w ww.licpartnership.org

FREE W/MUSEUM ADMISSION | Museum of the Moving Image 718-777-6800 | 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria ww w.movingimage.us

FREE | The Queens Kickshaw 718-777-0913 | 40-17 Broadway, Astoria

FREE | Tightan Gym 718-274-1606 | 31-21 31st St, Astoria ww w.tightan.com

LIC PARTNERSHIP ANNUAL LUNCHEON & TRADE SHOW

11/3 @ 2PM (FILM)

LIVE MUSIC: BRIAN ADLER’S HELIUM

www.thequeenskickshaw.com

11/13 6PM-10PM (NETWORKING+SHOPPING)

THE IMAGINATION ILLUMINATED: THE JIM HENSON JOURNAL

11/16 9PM-11:30PM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

FREE | The Queens Kickshaw 718-777-0913 | 40-17 Broadway, Astoria

FREE | Veslo 718-728-0549 | 32-11 Broadway, Astoria w ww.veslonyc.com

$5 | babyNOIR 646-470-4728 | 26-16 23rd Ave, Astoria ww w.babynoir.net

FREE | Rest-Au-Rant 718-729-9009 | 30-01 35th Ave, LIC ww w.rarbarlic.com

11/17 11AM-3PM (BODY+SOUL)

LIVE MUSIC: HOMESICK HOUND DOGS

MOVEMBER PARTY FT. LIVE MUSIC BY BOURBON & BLISS

ORIGAMI DOJO-FOR CHILDREN 3 YEARS & UP

REST-AU-RANT’S 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY W/LIVE MUSIC

11/9 9PM-11:30PM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

11/10 @ 11:30 PM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

11/3 11:30AM-12:30PM (FAMILY)

11/16 7PM-11PM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

11/24 12PM-5PM (SHOPPING)

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: SHOP LOCAL EVENT

11/28 @ 8PM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

ROAST

$10 | Laughing Devil Comedy Club 347-91-DEVIL | 47-38 Vernon Blvd, LIC ww w.laughingdevil.com

11/14 7PM-9PM (ART)

SC CONVERSATIONS: SURREAL MACHINES FREE | SculptureCenter 718-361-1750 | 44-19 Purves St, LIC ww w.sculpture-center.org 11/16 5PM-9PM (ART)

WOODFIRE CERAMICS BY LIC ARTISTS FREE | Ten10 Studios 347-820-4979 | 10-10 47th Rd, LIC

11/16 6PM-8:30PM (FOOD+DRINK)

ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY

FREE | Astoria Park Wine & Spirits 718-606-1142 | 28-07 24th Ave, Astoria ww w.astoriaparkwineandspirits.com

11/30 @ 6:30PM (BODY+SOUL)

WORKOUT & WINE

$22 | PNT Group Fitness & Cycling 347-396-5809 | 10-68 Jackson Ave, LIC ww w.pntfitness.com


NOVEMBER EVENTS

11/30 8PM - 11PM (MUSIC)

11/14-11/20 (SHOPPING)

FREE | Thymari Bar-Restaurant 718-204-2880 | 32-07 34th Ave, Astoria www.thymari.com

COUPON CODE BOROTG | NYC Farm Chic Flowers w ww.nycfarmchicflowers.com

11/30 9PM-11:30PM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

SUNDAYS 1:30PM-3:30PM (FOOD+DRINK+ENTERTAINMENT)

LIVE MUSIC: AMERICAN SONG BOOK

LIVE MUSIC: SIX DEADLY VENOMS

FREE | The Queens Kickshaw 718-777-0913 | 40-17 Broadway, Astoria www.thequeenskickshaw.com

15% OFF SUCCULENT ARRANGEMENTS

DIVA DRAG BRUNCH WITH JIGGLY CALIENTE A LA CARTE BRUNCH | Aroma31 Bistro 718-777-5557 | 33-20 31st Ave, Astoria ww w.aroma31ny.com

ONGOING

MONDAYS & THURSDAYS @ 7PM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

POOL LEAGUE

$20 | Break Bar & Billiards 718-777-5400 | 32-04 Broadway, Astoria w ww.break-ny.com TUESDAYS @ 8:30PM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

STUMP TRIVIA

FREE | Break Bar & Billiards 718-777-5400 | 32-04 Broadway, Astoria w ww.break-ny.com TUESDAYS 9PM-11PM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

WHINE+CHEESE COMEDY SHOW

11/1-11/11 (EXPLORE YOUR BORO)

FESTIVAL OF FLAGS

FREE | Skillman Avenue Skillman Ave b/t 46th & 52nd St, Sunnyside

FREE | Rest-Au-Rant 718-729-9009 | 30-01 35th Ave, LIC ww w.rarbarlic.com

11/1-11/17. THURS/FRIDAYS @ 8PM, SATURDAYS @ 2PM+8PM (THEATRE)

WEDNESDAYS @ 8:30PM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

BILLY WITCH: A NEW DARK COMEDY BY GREGORY MOSS

STREET FIGHTER

FREE | Break Bar & Billiards 718-777-5400 | 32-04 Broadway, Astoria w ww.break-ny.com

$18; $12/STUDENTS+SENIORS | Astoria Performing Arts Center 718-706-5750 | 30-44 Crescent St, Astoria ww w.apacny.org

11/7-11/11 @ 7:30PM; 2:30 SHOWS ON 11/7 & 11/9 (THEATRE)

ANNA IN THE TROPICS

$5 | LaGuardia Performing Arts Center 718-482-5151 | 31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC ww w.laguardiaperformingarts.org

THURSDAYS @ 8PM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT) MONDAYS 9PM-11PM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

MUSIC MONDAYS

FREE | Sweet Afton 718-777-2570 | 30-09 34th St, Astoria w ww.sweetaftonbar.com

LIVE JAM

FREE | Winegasm Bar & Eatery 718-932-3331 | 31-86 37th St, Astoria ww w.winegasmeatery.com

Find more November events at www.BOROmag.com/Events

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ALEWIFE (A,4) (718) 937-7494 5-14 51st Ave, LIC www.alewifequeens.com ALIADA (B,2) (718) 932-2240 29-19 Broadway, Astoria

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33-20 31st Ave, Astoria www.aroma31ny.com

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ASTOR ROOM (C,2) (718) 255-1947 34-12 36th St, Astoria www.astorroom.com AVENUE CAFE (C,2) (718) 278-6967 35-27 30th Ave, Astoria www.avenuecafenyc.com BAREBURGER (B,2) (718) 777-7011 33-21 31st Ave, Astoria (718) 204-7167 23-01 31 St, Astoria www.bareburger.com

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MEXIBBQ (C,2) (718) 626-0333 37-11 30th Ave, Astoria www.mexiqny.com

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BRICK CAFE (B,2) (718) 267-2735 30-95 33rd St, Astoria www.brickcafe.com

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BREAD BOX CAFE (A,4) (718) 389-9700 4711 11th St, LIC www.breadboxcafelic.com

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ASTORIA WINE AND SPIRITS (C,2) (718) 545-9463 3412 Broadway, Astoria www.astoriawines.com

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FOOD CELLAR (A,4) (718) 606-9786 4-85 47th Rd., LIC www.foodcellarandco.com

COURT VET (C,2) 52 STEINWAY (718) 728-2822

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BURGER CLUB (B,2) (718) 777-7788 32-02 30th Ave, Astoria www.burger-club.com

RÈST-ÂÜ-RÁNT (B,2) (718) 729-9009 30-01 35th Ave, Astoria www.rarbarlic.com

BABYNOIR (B,1) (646) 470-4728 26-16 23rd Ave, Astoria www.babynoir.net

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INSIDE ASTORIA (C,1) (718) 956-4000 28-07 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

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BURGER GARAGE (B,3) (718) 392-0424 25-36 Jackson Ave, LIC www.theburgergarage.com

S PRIME STEAK HOUSE (C,2) (718) 707-0660 35-16 36th Ave, Astoria www.sprimenyc.com

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BUTCHER BAR (C,2) (718) 606-8140 37-08 30th Ave, Astoria www.ButcherBar.com

SAGE GENERAL STORE (B,4) (718) 361-0707 24-20 Jackson Ave, LIC www.sagegeneralstore.com

KRISTEES (B,1) (718) 204-5031 2401 23rd Ave, Astoria www.kristeesny.com

SHI (A,4) (347) 242-2450 4720 Center Blvd, LIC www.eatdrinkshi.com

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www.sitenyc.com

PETS CITY VET (A,4) (718) 433-1334 45-44 Vernon Blvd, LIC www.cityvetnyc.com

32-14R Steinway, Astoria www.steinwaycourtvet.com

FLORISTS

GALLERY (C,2) 104 APOLLO (718) 786-7590

QUEENS COMFORT (C,2) 718-728-2350 40-09 30th Ave, Astoria www.queenscomfort.com

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SHOPS

PORTALIA RISTORANTE (B,2) (718) 545-3500 35-03 Broadway, Astoria www.portalianyc.com

QUEENS KICKSHAW (C,2) (718) 777-0913 40-17 Broadway, Astoria www.thequeenskickshaw.com

CAVO (C,2) (718) 721-1001 42-18 31st Ave, Astoria www.cavoastoria.com

www.loveday31.com

OVELIA (B,2) (718) 721-7217 34-01 30th Ave, Astoria www.ovelia-ny.com

BELIEF (B,1) (718) 721-4444 29-20b 23rd Ave, Astoria www.beliefnyc.com

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LOVEDAY 31 (B,2)

728-4057 49 (718) 3306 31st Ave, Astoria

ASTORIA PARK WINE AND SPIRITS (B,1) 28-07 24th Ave, Astoria www.astoriaparkwineandspirits.com

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PENTHOUSE808 (A,3) (718) 289-6118 8-08 Queens Plaza South, LIC www.penthouse808rooftop.com

ASTORIA BIER & CHEESE (C,2) (718) 545-5588 34-14 Broadway, Astoria

LIVING (A,4) 21 LIC: 535 51st Ave. LIC

ORNELLA TRATTORIA ITALIANA (B,1) (718) 777-9477 29-17 23rd Ave, Astoria www.ornellatrattoria.com

37-15 30th Ave, Astoria www.pitapanny.com

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SWEETLEAF (A,4) (917) 832-6726 10-93 Jackson Ave, LIC www.sweetleaflic.com

FOOD SHOPS

PAN (C,2) 109 PITA (718) 204-1633

BEAR (A,2) (917) 396-4939 12-14 31st Ave, Astoria www.bearnyc.com

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MANDUCATIS RUSTICA (A,4) (718) 937-1312 46-3 Vernon Blvd, LIC www.manducatisrustica.com

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FLORESTA (A,4) (917) 612-4446 51-02 Vernon Blvd, LIC 4-85 47th Rd, LIC www.florestanyc.com/blog

FARM CHIC FLOWERS 75 NYC www.nycfarmchicflowers.com

SUGAR FREAK (C,2)

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CAFÉ BAR (C,2) (718) 204-5273 32-90 36th St, Astoria www.cafebarastoria.com

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CAFÉ VIA ESPRESSO (C,1) (718) 545-3290 2409 Steinway St, Astoria www.cafeviaespressoastoria.com

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THYMARI (B,2) (718) 204-2280 32-07 34th Ave, Astoria www.thymari.com

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DIWINE (C,2) (718) 777-1355 41-15 31st Ave, Astoria www.diwineonline.com

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VESTA (A,2) (718) 545-5550 2102 30th Ave, Astoria www.vestavino.com

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EL AY SI (A,4) (718) 389-8781 47-38 Vernon Blvd, LIC www.elaysi.com

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WILLIAM HALLET (C,2) (718) 269-3443 36-10 30th Ave, Astoria www.williamhallet.com

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FATTY’S (B,1) (718) 267-7071 2501 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria www.fattyscafenyc.com

BAR AND EATERY (C,2) 108 WINEGASM (718) 932-3331

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IL BAMBINO (C,2) (718) 626-0087 34-08 31 Ave, Astoria www.ilbambinonyc.com

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YAJAI (B,2) (718) 956-9559 33-16 30th Ave, Astoria www.yajaithaifood.com

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LENG THAI (B,2) (718) 956-7117 33-09 Broadway, Astoria www.lengthainewyork.com

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LIC MARKET (B,4) (718) 361-0013 21-52 44th Dr, LIC www.licmarket.com

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LINN (B,2) (718) 204-0060 2913 Broadway, Astoria www.linnrestaurant.com

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LOCALE (B,2) (718) 729-9080 33-02 34th Ave, LIC www.localeastoria.com

ASTOR BAKE SHOP (A,2) (718) 606-8439 12-23 Astoria Blvd, Astoria www.astor-bakeshop.com BROOKLYN BAGEL & COFFEE COMPANY (C,2) (718) 777-1121 36-14 30th Ave, Astoria www.bkbagel.com (C,1) 35-09 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria (C,2) 35-05 Broadway, Astoria

726-5850 116 (718) 36-18 30th Ave, Astoria www.sugarfreak.com

We Are Now Taking Orders for Holiday Gift Baskets

31-86 37th Rd, Astoria www.winegasmeatery.com

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MALU (A,4) (718) 729-6258 12-09 Jackson Ave, LIC www.amomandpopshop.com

for more information visit www.astoriaparkwineandspirits.com free wine tastings every friday 6:00-8:30 28-07 24th Ave., Astoria, NY 718-606-1142

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SERVICES

CROSSFIT DYNAMIX GYM (C,1)

76 (718) 606-0381

36-05 20th Ave, Astoria www.dynamixgym.com

ARK LOCKSMITH 24/7 SERVICE (C,2)

114 (718) 932-LOCK (5625) 30-10 37th st, Astoria www.Astorialocksmith.com

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DR. PANAGIOTIS PAGONIS, M.D. (B,2) (718) 278-0300 30-16 30th Ave, Astoria www.drpagonismd.com

SEEK FITNESS (B,1)

78 (347) 924-9004

27-18 23rd Ave, Astoria www.seek-fitness.com PNT FITNESS (A,4)

79 (347) 396-5809

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MPN LAW FIRM (C,2) (718) 777-0400 3403 Broadway, Ste. 200, Astoria www.mpnfirm.com RCN (A,3) Digital TV and High-Speed Internet Services 33-16 Woodside Ave, LIC (212) 842-7981 www.rcn.com/boromag

TIGHTAN GYM

60 (718) 274-1606

31-21 31st St, Astoria www.tightan.com YOGA AGORA (B,2)

73 (718) 626-0680

THE YOGA ROOM (C,2)

80 (718) 274-0255

38-01 35th Ave, Astoria (718) 786-7962 (A,4) 10-14 47th Rd, LIC www.the-yoga-room.com

VARDIMAN EYEWEAR (C,2) 34-18 Broadway, Astoria www.vardimaneyewear.com

3408 30th Ave, Astoria

REJUVENATE FACE AND BODY (B,1)

81 (718) 626-4434

26-17 23rd Ave, Astoria www.Rejuvenatenyc.com

EVENTS

NIGHTLIFE / BARS

FOUNDRY (A,3)

64 (718) 786-7776

42-38 9TH St, LIC www.thefoundry.info THE RENAISSANCE EVENT HALL (A,1)

65 (718) 274-4590

27-34 21st St, Astoria www.renaissanceofastoria.com

HOTELS RAVEL (A,3)

66 (718) 289-6101

8-08 Queens Plaza South, LIC www.ravelhotel.com Z NYC HOTEL (A,3)

17 (212) 319-7000

11-01 43rd Ave, LIC www.zhotelny.com

TATTOO SHOPS SUPER NOVA TATTOOS (C,1)

67 (718) 274-5712

38-01 23rd Ave, Astoria www.supernovatattoo.com

BEAUTY GIGI SALON (C,2)

71 (718) 777-7755

34-17 30th Ave, Astoria www.gigistylingstudio.com

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PRIMP AND TEASE SALON (A,4) (718) 472-2001 5-02 50th Ave, LIC REDKEN SALOON (C,2)

46 (718) 956-3366

36-17 30th Ave, Astoria www.redkensaloon.com

FITNESS 58 ANTHEA YOGA&HEALING ARTS CENTER (C,2) (718) 606-0049 34-01 45th Street, Astoria www.antheacenter.com

42 CLUB FITNESS (B,2)

(718) 545-0004 31-11 Broadway, Astoria www.clubfitnessny.com

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BOHEMIAN HALL & BEER GARDEN (B,1) (718) 274-4925 2919 24th Ave, Astoria www.bohemianhall.com

83 BREAK (B,2)

(718) 777-5400 3204 Broadway, Astoria www.break-ny.com BRICK BAR (B,2)

84 (718) 267-2735

30-95 33rd St, Astoria www.brickcafe.com DOMAINE WINE BAR (A,4)

85 (718) 784-2350

50-04 Vernon Blvd, LIC www.domainewinebar.com LAUGHING DEVIL (A,4)

68 (347) 913-3845

4738 Vernon Blvd, LIC www.laughingdevil.com MOSAIC CAFE AND LOUNGE (B,1)

111 (718) 728-0708

25-19 24th Ave, Astoria www.mosaicnyc.net RAVEN HEAD PUBLIC HOUSE (C,2)

43 (718) 777-7565

3804 Broadway, Astoria www.ravenheadpublichouse.com STUDIO SQ. BEER GARDEN (C,3)

88 (718) 383-1001

35-33 36th St, Astoria www.studiosquarenyc.com SWEET AFTON (C,2)

89 (718) 777-2570

30-09 34th St, Astoria www.sweetaftonbar.com TANTRA LOUNGE (B,2)

70 (718) 937-4574

35-50 31st St, Astoria www.Tantraloungenyc.com

ART 5 POINTZ (B,4)

90 (317) 219-2685

45-46 Davis St, LIC www.5ptz.com THE ART HOUSE (C,2)

112 (516) 724-1562

31-06 35th St, Astoria www.gabrieleperici.com ASTORIA FINE ARTS DANCE (C,1)

100 (718) 247-0740

38-01 23rd Ave, Astoria www.asfa-dancestudio.com

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KAUFMAN ASTORIA STUDIOS (C,2) (718) 706-5300 34-12 36th St, Astoria www.kaufmanastoria.com

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (C,3) 113 LAGUARDIA (718) 482-5151 31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC www.laguardiaperformingarts.org

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MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE (C,2) (718) 784-0077 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria www.movingimage.us

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NOGUCHI MUSEUM (A,2) (718) 204-7088 9-01 33rd Rd, Astoria www.noguchi.org

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REISSTUDIOS (A,3) “An international community of established and emerging artists” (718) 570-3663 43-01 22nd St, LIC www.ReisStudios.com

UNDERPENNY (A,4) (917) 517-1492 10-13 50th Ave, LIC

REAL ESTATE

137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing www.flushingtownhall.org

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33-02 Broadway, 2nd Fl, Astoria www.YogaAgora.com

62 (718) 204-5037

63 (718)626-0846

57th St and 7th Ave, NY www.carnegiehall.org

10-68 Jackson Ave, LIC www.pntfitness.com

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BEAUDOIN REALTY GROUP (A,4) (718) 505-9220 21-54 45th Ave, LIC www.beaudoinrealtor.com MODERN SPACES (A,4)

101 (718) 784-1110

10-63 Jackson Ave, LIC 47-42 Vernon Blvd, LIC 29-20 23rd Ave, Astoria www.modernspacesnyc.com WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE (C,2)

103 (718) 310-4303

3501 30th Ave, Astoria www.wfhm.com

SCULPTURECENTER (B,3)

361-1750 110 (718) 44-19 Purves St, LIC www.sculpure-center.org

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THE SECRET THEATRE (B,3) (718) 392-0722 4402 23rd St, LIC www.secrettheatre.com

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SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK (A,2) (718) 626-1533 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Astoria www.socratessculpturepark.org

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EXPLORE YOUR BORO

STARS FROM THE BORO Story MATTHEW TAYLOR

Photos GETTY IMAGES

Christopher Walken

N

ew York City, more than almost anywhere else in the world, generates a multifaceted and ever-evolving narrative. Locals chat with each other about what they love and hate; tourists share photos and stories with friends; and people who have never been here project their own hopes and dreams, using the many fi lms and novels set here as a guide. In a sense, the city itself is its own greatest celebrity.

With the spotlight focused on Manhattan and Brooklyn, Queens - despite its size, burgeoning arts scene and diversity on so many levels - often gets short shrift. That’s usually fine with us locals, though. After all, not everyone needs to know about what makes our borough great — we can enjoy our home without all of the crowds. Nevertheless Queens residents are constantly making an impact in their respective fields, from art to business to the culinary world. To show that they are participating in a long tradition of motivated and talented people from the borough, we compiled a list of celebrities and stars born in Queens. Get ready to be star-struck. 20 | BOROMAG.COM | NOVEMBER 2012

50 cent

Al Roker

Adrien Brody

Bernadette Peters

50 CENT

BILLY LOES

Born in South Jamaica, 1975. Rapper & Actor.

Born in LIC, 1929. Major League Baseball Player.

ADRIEN BRODY

CHRISTOPHER WALKEN

Born in Woodhaven, 1973. Actor.

AL ROKER Born in St. Albans, 1954. Television Host & Weatherman.

ART GARFUNKEL Born in Forest Hills, 1941. Half of Folk Duo Simon & Garfunkel.

BENH ZEITLIN Born in Queens, 1982. Filmmaker.

BERNADETTE PETERS Born in Ozone Park, 1948. Actress & Comedian.

Born in Astoria, 1943. Actor.

CYNDI LAUPER Born in Ozone Park, 1953. Musician, Known Best For “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”

DANIEL “DEE” SNIDER Born in Astoria, 1955. Frontman of Heavy Metal Band Twisted Sister.

DAVID SCHWIMMER Born in Flushing, 1966. Actor, Producer & Director.


Cyndi Lauper

Elizabeth Perkins

Donna Karan

Fran Drescher

Edward Burns

Howard Stern

DITO MONTIEL

HANK AZARIA

Born in Astoria, 1965. Musician & Author.

Born in Forest Hills, 1964. Actor.

Lamar Odom

MARTIN SCORSESE Born in Queens, 1942. Director, Producer & Screenwriter.

Born in Jamaica Estates, 1946. Entrepreneur, Reality-TV Star.

Both Born in LIC, 1974. Rappers, Formed Hip-Hop Duo Mobb Deep.

MERCEDES RUEHL

DONNA KARAN

HOWARD STERN

Born in Jackson Heights, 1948. Actress.

Born in Forest Hills, 1948. Fashion Designer.

Born in Jackson Heights, 1954. Radio Personality.

NANCY REAGAN

EDWARD BURNS

JOEY RAMONE

Born in Flushing, 1921. Former First Lady.

Born in Woodside, 1968. Actor.

Born in Forest Hills, 1951. Lead Vocalist of Punk Rock Band The Ramones.

NATALIA PARUZ

LAMAR ODOM

ETHEL MERMAN

Born in South Jamaica, 1979. Basketball Player & Husband to Khloé Kardashian.

Born in Astoria, 1908. Actress & Singer.

FRAN DRESCHER Born in Flushing, 1957. Actress.

LUCY LIU Born in Jackson Heights, 1968. Actress.

Tony Bennett

RAY ROMANO

HAVOC & PRODIGY

Born in Queens, 1960. Actress.

Nancy Reagan

Lucy Liu

DONALD TRUMP

ELIZABETH PERKINS

Martin Scorsese

Joey Ramone

Born in Astoria. Musician, Known as the ‘Saw Lady.’

Born in Middle Village, 1957. Actor & Comedian.

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE Born in Floral Park, 1946. Photographer.

RUSSELL SIMMONS Born in Queens, 1957. Entrepreneur, Creator of Phat Farm & Co-Founder of Def Jam.

TONY BENNETT Born in Astoria, 1926. Singer, Best Known for “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”

NENE LEAKES Born in Queens, 1967. Actress.

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EXPLORE YOUR BORO FOOD

SEEN & HEARD (AND TASTED) Story + Photo BRADLEY HAWKS

A

s home to two major studios, Western Queens, as logic would have it, is also the site of several location shoots for both the small and silver screen. Here’s a roundup of recent and upcoming spots featuring the Boro.

PAST & PRESENT Filming in LIC on Jackson Ave

✪ The Quays (45-02 30th Ave, Astoria) was a location shoot for the new Sherlock Holmes show, Elementary. ✪ When Anjelica Huston met her love interest at the East Village dive bar “The Bushwhack” in Smash, she was actually nowhere near the East Village, but rather at L.I.C. Bar (4558 Vernon Blvd, LIC). ✪ The coffee shop where Gossip Girl’s Vanessa worked was really Long Island City’s Communitea (47-02 Vernon Blvd, LIC). ✪ Crew members from Kaufman Astoria Studios are frequent regulars to Cafe Bar (32-90 36th St, Astoria) after work, where you can grab some meze and eavesdrop on industry gossip (now open 24 hours). ✪ Will Smith ordered 5 Napkin Burger (35-01 36th St, Astoria) when filming Men In Black, and Ben Stiller is another of the many celebrities who can be spotted here. A killer daily happy hour from 4 to 7 and 9 to close ($2 sliders, taquitos, hand rolls and $4 drafts) is a cheap and tasty way to spot a star.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT

Look for Astoria-LIC in upcoming episodes of these shows: ✪ Orange is the New Black, starring Jason Biggs, will be filming at Astoria Kaufman and has already licensed several locations throughout Astoria, including 21st & Ditmars. ✪ BORO spotted The Good Wife filming an upcoming episode at Brooks 1890 Restaurant (2428 Jackson Ave, LIC). ✪ Gossip Girl recently licensed the streets at 23rd St & 45th Ave.

5 Napkin Burger

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✪ 30 Rock shot near 30th Ave and 27th St in the middle of October.


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ENTERTAINMENT

Jerry Seinfeld made a surprise visit to The Creek & The Cave in late August 2012.

HEW TAYLOR Story MATT

SEE THE

Y D E M O C STARS

LIVE 26 | BOROMAG.COM | NOVEMBER 2012

SHOWS TO CHECK OUT IN NOVEMBER The New York Comedy Festival Presents Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn at The Creek & The Cave. 11/7 @ 8PM. $25. Colin Quinn from Saturday Night Live will be hosting a round table discussion with four other comedians. They will talk about social, political, and pop culture issues.

Gary Gulman At The Laughing Devil. 11/17 @ 8PM & 10:30 PM. $20. A well-known comedian who has been on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and HBO’s “Dane Cook’s Tourgasm’ among others is performing for a full hour, which he rarely does in NYC.


A

nyone who has spent some time in New York City these past few years knows that Long Island City has garnered quite a reputation as a haven for artists. Its growing community of studios and galleries are making an impact citywide. What might come as a surprise, though, is that LIC has also become home to some of the city’s best and most diverse comedy shows. Of course, you won’t hear the names of any LIC venues from the pushy ticket vendors in Times Square, but our neighborhood is attracting the same top-caliber performers as any Manhattan comedy club. Steve Hofstetter, comedian and owner of LIC’s Laughing Devil Comedy Club, says that the area “is becoming the new hotbed for comedy in NYC… the scene is growing amazingly fast.” If there was a single moment when LIC came into its own as a comedy spot, it would have to be when Jerry Seinfeld made a surprise visit to The Creek & The Cave in late August. Seinfeld introduced Colin Quinn, a Saturday Night Live star who was performing as part of his residency at the popular LIC performance space and Mexican restaurant. While Seinfeld’s appearance was certainly a landmark, it was not without precedent. Renowned comedians have found the atmosphere and variety that LIC offers refreshing; as Hofstetter says, “We have the hip alternative versions of the mainstream clubs.” And the quality performers have taken notice. Laughing Devil, which only opened last December, had Adam Ferrara from Rescue Me and The King of Queens headline a show over the summer. It was his only full set during that trip to NYC. While LIC is attracting the big names and hosting the types of shows that are so popular at the well-known Manhattan venues, the neighborhood’s variety gives it a touch you can’t

find elsewhere. According to Hofstetter, “there are so many different things to see here… fans can walk around and find any kind of show.” For example, improv group Face Off Unlimited hosts a competition called Improvius Maximus at The Secret Theatre on Friday nights. Teams compete to get the most laughs from the audience. Laughing Devil has also created the Development Stage at nearby BreadBox Café. The stage often hosts open mics and offers less recognized comedians the chance to perform. Pros also stop by to rehearse their acts. The Chocolate Factory, known primarily as a dance, music and theater space, is also a great venue for sketch comedy from time to time. With all of these exciting spots, and comics and audiences that seem intent on supporting and promoting them, it is easy to agree with Hofstetter when he says, “It can’t help but grow… the more LIC becomes a destination, the more people will talk to their friends when they see great shows here.” In fact, word of mouth was what brought Adam Ferrara to perform at Laughing Devil. His manager, who had attended a couple of shows, held the venue in high regard and recommended that Ferrara try it out for a gig. The support for local business that we pride ourselves on in the neighborhood has played a significant role as well. “We could not have expected the community support we got,” Hofstetter says. Those who haven’t done so already should check out a local comedy show. After all, if you’re still missing out on this scene, the joke’s on you.

Visit www.BOROmag.com for more entertainment spots

Steve Hofstetter, comedian and owner of LIC’s Laughing Devil Comedy Club

CATCH LOCAL COMEDY HERE Laughing Devil Comedy Club 347-913-3845 | 47-38 Vernon Blvd, LIC www.laughingdevil.com The Creek & The Cave 718-706-8783 | 10-93 Jackson Ave, LIC www.creeklic.com Development Stage At The BreadBox Café 718-389-9700 | 47-11 11th St, LIC www.breadboxcafelic.com The Secret Theatre 718-392-0722 | 44-02 23rd St, LIC www.secrettheatre.com The Chocolate Factory 718-482-7069 | 5-49 49th Ave, LIC www.chocolatefactorytheater.org

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BODY + SOUL

SWEAT LIKE A STAR

Story MEAGHAN TRAINOR

Photo SIGRID PICHLER

MAT CLASSES “Our mat Pilates classes are focused on traditional Pilates exercises performed on the mat, moving from floor work to standing exercises as you work on isolating and strengthening your upper and lower core muscles,” says Galjasevic. Practicing this routine, offered at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, can tone your body, improve your posture and reduce stress.

HOT PILATES The addition of the heat element deepens the stretch, increases heart rate and burns more calories than the room-temperature variety. If you put in the work now, you won’t be sweating a thing once bikini season rolls around.

REFORMER CLASSES The reformer, a complicated-looking contraption invented by the fitness regimen’s creator, Joseph Pilates, takes your workout to the next level “by providing resistance and a less stable base from which to perform the movements,” says Galjasevic. “Challenging your stability makes your core work harder!”

BARRE BLAST

A

s winter approaches, the temptation to hibernate runs high… but rather than succumb to the call of the couch, spend the cold months getting a hot bod! Celebrities such as Madonna, Claire Danes and David Beckham rely on Pilates to keep them looking and feeling fabulous. Pilates takes a holistic approach to fitness, emphasizing control and concentration over repetition. It focuses on strengthening the core and lengthening the muscle fibers, making you leaner and stronger without adding muscle bulk. “Strengthening the deepest layer of the abdominal muscles provides support for the spine, promotes flexibility, and cultivates an overall sense of body awareness,” says Zhana Galjasevic, owner of the Yoga Room. “Once people discover Pilates, they’re often instantly hooked because it provides a full body workout without the damaging impact.” Whatever your fitness level, The Yoga Room offers classes that will have you red-carpet ready before the last snow melts.

THE YOGA ROOM Astoria Studio 38-01 35th Ave, Astoria 718-274-0255 the-yoga-room.com 30 | BOROMAG.COM | NOVEMBER 2012

LIC Studio 10-14 47 Road, LIC 718-786-7962 the-yoga-room.com

“If your main goal is weight loss, then our Barre Blast class is probably the best option since it’s a combination of cardio and Pilates,” says Galjasevic. Incorporating the ballet barre and some light weight work makes for an intense but rewarding workout. You’ll be feeling the burn after this one!

HERE ARE SOME OTHER PLACES YOU CAN GET YOUR PILATES ON: Club Fitness 31-11 Broadway, Astoria 718-545-0004 | www.clubfitnessny.com Seek Fitness 27-18 23rd Ave, Astoria 347-924-9004 | www.seek-fitness.com The Art of Fitness 32-32 Steinway St. 3rd Fl., Astoria 718-687-9140 | pilatesinastoria.com Ragan Pilates Studio 21-39 45th Rd. 2nd Fl., LIC 718-433-0050 | raganpilates.com


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