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WHY WE HEART ASTORIA

GAIJIN from owner Jay Zheng “I’ve only been in the area for few months so haven’t had a chance to explore, but the one thing that I love the most about Astoria is its culture and diversity of people.”

SINGLECUT from General Manager Dan Bronson “The greatest thing in Astoria is when the ivy on the supports of the Hellgate Bridge blooms in the late spring. This intense, lush green covers the sandy concrete, and when the wind blows, it makes the most serene sound you’ve ever heard. I look forward to it every year.”

ANITA from Anita Buffem “Astoria is great, there’s always something new to be in love with. From Ornella to Sek’end Sun, I’m always obsessing over something. Right now, I’m finding it all too easy to drag myself in an early morning stupor straight from my boudoir to NYCBCH to wrap my lips around an iced soy marshmallow latte. Add a french toast bagel and Im in heaven Honey! Not to mention the guys behind the espresso bar, HELLO! God I love Astoria!”

HIFI RECORDS from owner Javi “As a Queens-native New Yorker residing in Astoria, the landmark that I am most proud of is our gem: Astoria Park. Always super lively with people from all over the neighborhood who come here for a stroll, a jog, to sunbathe, to play with their kids. There are plenty of amenities in the park as well: there’s the track, the playground, the bike trails, the pool, and the spacious greens to have a picnic, read a book, or just stock up on good ol’ vitamin D! Its location on the East River allows for beautiful views to the city, the Hell Gate Bridge, and many more photo ops. With spring here and the weather improving daily, you will be seeing me here as often as I can pull myself from the shop!”

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