Welcome to Astoria, Queens!

Stephanie

Welcome to Astoria, Queens!

Food + Drink
Start your mornings off with the best little coffee shop in Queens! Owner Jenna supplies La Colombe beans exclusively, as well as cold brew and draft lattes on tap. Balthazar pastries make for the perfect accompaniment and are also sold here. The shop is a little whole in the wall, but you can pre-order for contactless pickup at moacoffee.square.site. My favorite is the iced vanilla latte with oat milk!
Moa Coffee
43-04 30th Ave
Start your mornings off with the best little coffee shop in Queens! Owner Jenna supplies La Colombe beans exclusively, as well as cold brew and draft lattes on tap. Balthazar pastries make for the perfect accompaniment and are also sold here. The shop is a little whole in the wall, but you can pre-order for contactless pickup at moacoffee.square.site. My favorite is the iced vanilla latte with oat milk!
Bohemian Hall and Beer Gardens offers a cultural showcase of Czech and Slovak traditions featuring the traditional cuisine of those regions. The outdoor area is huge and great for groups to gather.
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Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
2919 24th Avenue
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Bohemian Hall and Beer Gardens offers a cultural showcase of Czech and Slovak traditions featuring the traditional cuisine of those regions. The outdoor area is huge and great for groups to gather.
Great German food and beer - they have set up several outdoor seats during COVID-19 (some a little too close for my comfort, but to each his own!). They also do a bustling delivery/takeout business as well - try the schnitzel!
Max Bratwurst Und bier
4702 30th Ave
Great German food and beer - they have set up several outdoor seats during COVID-19 (some a little too close for my comfort, but to each his own!). They also do a bustling delivery/takeout business as well - try the schnitzel!
My favorite Greek restaurant in a neighborhood FULL of them! Guidebooks will take you to Taverna Kyclades, but for my money, THIS is the hands-down best in all of Astoria. Try the saganaki cheese, the seafood, really anything on the menu is delicious. Outdoor seating next to the northern edge of Astoria Park.
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Agnanti
19-23 Ditmars Boulevard
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My favorite Greek restaurant in a neighborhood FULL of them! Guidebooks will take you to Taverna Kyclades, but for my money, THIS is the hands-down best in all of Astoria. Try the saganaki cheese, the seafood, really anything on the menu is delicious. Outdoor seating next to the northern edge of Astoria Park.
Frank and his team have been in this location for what seems like generations. An absolute staple of the East Astoria 30th Avenue food scene, they are great for everything - prepared foods you can heat up at home, a small Italian grocery (with real Nutella from Italy when they can get it!), and the best and cheapest egg and cheese on a roll for your breakfast nosh. During COVID-19, they are now closed on Sundays. Cash only if just walking into the store, but they do take orders on Seamless, Grubhub, and Mercato.
Sorriso
4416 30th Avenue
Frank and his team have been in this location for what seems like generations. An absolute staple of the East Astoria 30th Avenue food scene, they are great for everything - prepared foods you can heat up at home, a small Italian grocery (with real Nutella from Italy when they can get it!), and the best and cheapest egg and cheese on a roll for your breakfast nosh. During COVID-19, they are now closed on Sundays. Cash only if just walking into the store, but they do take orders on Seamless, Grubhub, and Mercato.
One of my absolute favorites in my corner of Astoria - and partially responsible for my "quarantine 15!" :) They sell delicious and decadent baked goods, soft-serve ice creams with a funky twist, and the yummiest chicken sammies for lunch. During COVID-19, they are closed Monday-Tuesday, and usually close at 4pm except Fridays/Saturdays. They've also really stepped up for our community during the pandemic, donating food to essential workers at hospitals during the height of the pandemic in NYC, and essential workers can eat for free onsite. Check their 'gram for daily specials not seen online.
Comfortland
4009 30th Ave
One of my absolute favorites in my corner of Astoria - and partially responsible for my "quarantine 15!" :) They sell delicious and decadent baked goods, soft-serve ice creams with a funky twist, and the yummiest chicken sammies for lunch. During COVID-19, they are closed Monday-Tuesday, and usually close at 4pm except Fridays/Saturdays. They've also really stepped up for our community during the pandemic, donating food to essential workers at hospitals during the height of the pandemic in NYC, and essential workers can eat for free onsite. Check their 'gram for daily specials not seen online.
An Astoria original! Made with love in their LIC bakery, branches of Chip have popped up all over the city now, but this is the original location - and also the closest to our home! Check their 'gram for their daily offerings - four different flavors each day.
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Chip
3006 34th St
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An Astoria original! Made with love in their LIC bakery, branches of Chip have popped up all over the city now, but this is the original location - and also the closest to our home! Check their 'gram for their daily offerings - four different flavors each day.
Pre-pandemic, your typical sports bar. Now, during COVID-19, they have taken advantage of their corner spot to offer socially-distanced outdoor seating on a nightly basis, with three settings (4-6, 6-8, or 8-10pm). Call ahead to reserve a table, or stop by their "lemonade stand” - which is now a hot apple cider stand in colder weather - outside the main entrance for a drink to go! Indoor dining open at 25% capacity as of 10/1.
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Blackbird's
41-19 30th Avenue
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Pre-pandemic, your typical sports bar. Now, during COVID-19, they have taken advantage of their corner spot to offer socially-distanced outdoor seating on a nightly basis, with three settings (4-6, 6-8, or 8-10pm). Call ahead to reserve a table, or stop by their "lemonade stand” - which is now a hot apple cider stand in colder weather - outside the main entrance for a drink to go! Indoor dining open at 25% capacity as of 10/1.
Around the corner from our home, this is the closest and quickest place for a bite to eat. Typical pub fare, owner and operated by a transplanted Irishman. During the pandemic, they have expanded their outdoor seating, and are also found on Seamless for a quick takeout order.
The Brewery Bar & Kitchen
49-18 30th Ave
Around the corner from our home, this is the closest and quickest place for a bite to eat. Typical pub fare, owner and operated by a transplanted Irishman. During the pandemic, they have expanded their outdoor seating, and are also found on Seamless for a quick takeout order.
Our local pizza joint. These guys opened just before the pandemic took hold, but they have held strong for our community throughout. You can find them on Seamless, but they're also around the corner and easy to pickup. Some outdoor seating available. You must try the Vodka or Margherita Pies!
Nonnaz Pizza & Italian Restaurant
49-14 30th Avenue
Our local pizza joint. These guys opened just before the pandemic took hold, but they have held strong for our community throughout. You can find them on Seamless, but they're also around the corner and easy to pickup. Some outdoor seating available. You must try the Vodka or Margherita Pies!
A longtime Astoria favorite, located 30 blocks west on 30th Avenue. A healthy half hour walk, 10-minute drive, or direct bus trip on the Q18. Rotating specials, great wines, and socially-distanced outdoor seating
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Vesta Trattoria
21-02 30th Avenue
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A longtime Astoria favorite, located 30 blocks west on 30th Avenue. A healthy half hour walk, 10-minute drive, or direct bus trip on the Q18. Rotating specials, great wines, and socially-distanced outdoor seating
Local sports bar/pub on the east end of 30th Avenue. Limited outdoor seating available. Known for their wings and beers.
Dillingers Pub & Grill
46-19 30th Avenue
Local sports bar/pub on the east end of 30th Avenue. Limited outdoor seating available. Known for their wings and beers.
Our local wine shop! Moderately priced reds, whites, sparklings, and small batch/local spirits as well. Limit four customers inside during COVID-19.
Off the Vine Ltd
4421 30th Avenue
Our local wine shop! Moderately priced reds, whites, sparklings, and small batch/local spirits as well. Limit four customers inside during COVID-19.
Great for drinks and grub, and brunch. Outdoor seating available, located across the street from Chip cookies. A trendy spot, you can also visit their sister, restaurant, The Bonnie.
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Sweet Afton
30-09 34th Street
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Great for drinks and grub, and brunch. Outdoor seating available, located across the street from Chip cookies. A trendy spot, you can also visit their sister, restaurant, The Bonnie.
Great for drinks and grub, and brunch. Outdoor seating available.. A trendy spot, you can also visit their sister, restaurant, Sweet Afton.
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The Bonnie
29-12 23rd Avenue
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Great for drinks and grub, and brunch. Outdoor seating available.. A trendy spot, you can also visit their sister, restaurant, Sweet Afton.
The best Indian food available in Astoria! Great for takeout/delivery as well. Located next to Sweet Afton and across from Chip Cookies
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Seva Indian Cuisine
30-07 34th Street
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The best Indian food available in Astoria! Great for takeout/delivery as well. Located next to Sweet Afton and across from Chip Cookies
Great bagels, schmears, and coffees. A local Astoria franchise, with other outposts across the neighborhood. You can visit this one, or the one on Broadway/Steinway as well.
New York City Bagel & Coffee House
33-10 30th Avenue
Great bagels, schmears, and coffees. A local Astoria franchise, with other outposts across the neighborhood. You can visit this one, or the one on Broadway/Steinway as well.
Great bagels, schmears, and coffees. A local Astoria franchise, with other outposts across the neighborhood. You can visit this one, or the one on 34th St. and 30th Avenue as well.
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New York City Bagel & Coffee House
40-05 Broadway
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Great bagels, schmears, and coffees. A local Astoria franchise, with other outposts across the neighborhood. You can visit this one, or the one on 34th St. and 30th Avenue as well.
Amazing and authentic Mexican food. No outdoor seating at the moment, but available for delivery/takeout on Seamless. Affordable and delicious every time.
De Mole Astoria
4220 30th Ave
Amazing and authentic Mexican food. No outdoor seating at the moment, but available for delivery/takeout on Seamless. Affordable and delicious every time.
Historic Irish pub with live trad music often. The real deal. Some outdoor seating available during COVID-19.
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The Quays Pub
4502 30th Avenue
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Historic Irish pub with live trad music often. The real deal. Some outdoor seating available during COVID-19.
Astoria's own brewery! Located in a remote location of the neighborhood, they offer a great selection of beers. Check hours during COVID-19.
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SingleCut Beersmiths
19-33 37th Street
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Astoria's own brewery! Located in a remote location of the neighborhood, they offer a great selection of beers. Check hours during COVID-19.
The original dog cafe in NYC! Owner and all-around girl-boss extraordinaire Natassa has created a gem of a place! Part pet store, part coffee shop, and all good. Now serving wine and beer! Outdoor seating available during COVID-19, and they're also located across the street from Socrates Sculpture Park and right on the East River.
Château le Woof
30-2 14th St
The original dog cafe in NYC! Owner and all-around girl-boss extraordinaire Natassa has created a gem of a place! Part pet store, part coffee shop, and all good. Now serving wine and beer! Outdoor seating available during COVID-19, and they're also located across the street from Socrates Sculpture Park and right on the East River.
cute cafe on quiet 31st Avenue serving delicious panini, wine, and salads. Beautiful outdoor garden with socially-distanced seating in the back of the restaurant. Check their 'gram for daily specials/menu.
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Il Bambino
34-08 31st Avenue
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cute cafe on quiet 31st Avenue serving delicious panini, wine, and salads. Beautiful outdoor garden with socially-distanced seating in the back of the restaurant. Check their 'gram for daily specials/menu.
Another Astoria original chain! Locations all over the borough and city, but this is the original location . Delicious burgers, fries, onion rings, and milkshakes. Also available on Seamless for delivery/takeout.
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Bareburger
33-21 31st Avenue
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Another Astoria original chain! Locations all over the borough and city, but this is the original location . Delicious burgers, fries, onion rings, and milkshakes. Also available on Seamless for delivery/takeout.
Definitely NOT in Astoria - not even in Queens! But I include because - if you're traveling with a car - this is a must-visit restaurant in quiet and picturesque Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. A favorite of mine for over 15 years, Frankie's has a beautiful garden that will transport you out of the city, as if you aren't even in NYC, or even in the midst of a pandemic! Great pastas, wines, desserts (the red wine prunes and mascarpone are the unsung hero of that menu) - great everything! Backyard garden is socially-distanced and divine. It's about a 25-minute drive to Frankie's from our home without traffic.
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Resy & Frankies Spuntino Present The Franks' Backyard Chef Series
457 Court St
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Definitely NOT in Astoria - not even in Queens! But I include because - if you're traveling with a car - this is a must-visit restaurant in quiet and picturesque Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. A favorite of mine for over 15 years, Frankie's has a beautiful garden that will transport you out of the city, as if you aren't even in NYC, or even in the midst of a pandemic! Great pastas, wines, desserts (the red wine prunes and mascarpone are the unsung hero of that menu) - great everything! Backyard garden is socially-distanced and divine. It's about a 25-minute drive to Frankie's from our home without traffic.
New craft beer and cider spot with a nice socially distant back garden to enjoy!
Heart of gold
37-14 31st Avenue
New craft beer and cider spot with a nice socially distant back garden to enjoy!
Owner Sonny bakes delicious treats daily as well as savory breakfast and lunch options. If you’re hankering for an iced coffee, order it with the coffee ice cubes! Dog friendly as well.
Sonbobs
34-15 28th Avenue
Owner Sonny bakes delicious treats daily as well as savory breakfast and lunch options. If you’re hankering for an iced coffee, order it with the coffee ice cubes! Dog friendly as well.
Arts + Culture
An Astoria favorite! Adjacent to Kaufman Astoria Studios, which is an active filming location still. Check hours of operation during COVID-19.
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Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Avenue
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An Astoria favorite! Adjacent to Kaufman Astoria Studios, which is an active filming location still. Check hours of operation during COVID-19.
An active film studio to this day. Orange Is the New Black, Sesame Street, and others are/were filmed here.
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Kaufman Astoria Studios
34-12 36th Street
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An active film studio to this day. Orange Is the New Black, Sesame Street, and others are/were filmed here.
Our local movie theatre. Check hours of operation during COVID-19.
Kaufman Astoria Studios
Our local movie theatre. Check hours of operation during COVID-19.
Offshoot of Manhattan's MoMa (Museum of Modern Art), located in adjacent Long Island City. Check hours of operation during COVID-19.
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MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave
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Offshoot of Manhattan's MoMa (Museum of Modern Art), located in adjacent Long Island City. Check hours of operation during COVID-19.
Quiet off the beaten path contemporary art museum in western Astoria. Close to Socrates Sculpture Park and Chateau Le Woof.
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The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Rd
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Quiet off the beaten path contemporary art museum in western Astoria. Close to Socrates Sculpture Park and Chateau Le Woof.
Parks + Recreation
Lovely tree-lined park with views of Manhattan between the Hellgate and Triborough Bridges. The heartbeat of the Astoria community can be found here in this park. Includes tennis courts, a running track, a huge city-operated pool, a playground, and walkways and park benches for relaxing.
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Astoria Park
19 19th St
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Lovely tree-lined park with views of Manhattan between the Hellgate and Triborough Bridges. The heartbeat of the Astoria community can be found here in this park. Includes tennis courts, a running track, a huge city-operated pool, a playground, and walkways and park benches for relaxing.
Local neighborhood park with playground for the kiddos, as well as tennis, handball, and basketball courts, and outdoor gym equipment (including an elliptical!) for free use by the community. About a 5-7 minute walk from our home.
Astoria Heights Playground
Local neighborhood park with playground for the kiddos, as well as tennis, handball, and basketball courts, and outdoor gym equipment (including an elliptical!) for free use by the community. About a 5-7 minute walk from our home.
Beautiful park at the site of the former World's Fair. Citi Field (home of the Mets) and the Tennis Center (home of the US Open) are housed within. A great place to enjoy outdoors. A quick drive or trip on the 7 train.
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Flushing Meadows Park
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Beautiful park at the site of the former World's Fair. Citi Field (home of the Mets) and the Tennis Center (home of the US Open) are housed within. A great place to enjoy outdoors. A quick drive or trip on the 7 train.
Beautiful park on the East River, with gorgeous views of Manhattan and a cute promenade for walking, biking, running. Generally less crowded than Astoria Park, this place is great for a socially-distanced picnic.
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Rainey Park
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Beautiful park on the East River, with gorgeous views of Manhattan and a cute promenade for walking, biking, running. Generally less crowded than Astoria Park, this place is great for a socially-distanced picnic.
Unique park with rotating sculpture installations located on the East River with views of Manhattan. Located across the street from Chateau le Woof, this makes for a perfect picnic spot if you grab coffee, drinks, and nosh from them!
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Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard
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Unique park with rotating sculpture installations located on the East River with views of Manhattan. Located across the street from Chateau le Woof, this makes for a perfect picnic spot if you grab coffee, drinks, and nosh from them!
Small neighborhood park in neighboring Sunnyside. Includes a dog park for the pups.
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Doughboy Plaza
Woodside Avenue
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Small neighborhood park in neighboring Sunnyside. Includes a dog park for the pups.
Beautiful urban "park" featuring a promenade with stunning views of Manhattan. Located in nearby Long Island City.
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Gantry Plaza State Park
4-09 47th Road
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Beautiful urban "park" featuring a promenade with stunning views of Manhattan. Located in nearby Long Island City.
Essentials
Closest supermarket to our home, they are open 24 hours!
Trade Fair Supermarket
49-11 30th Avenue
Closest supermarket to our home, they are open 24 hours!
Slightly more upscale than our local Trade Fair, they have two outposts on 30th Avenue - one at 33rd St. and one at 43rd St.
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Key Food Supermarkets
42-15 30th Avenue
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Slightly more upscale than our local Trade Fair, they have two outposts on 30th Avenue - one at 33rd St. and one at 43rd St.
The first Trader Joe's located in the borough of Queens! No subway will take you there, but if you have traveled with a car, it's about a 15-20 minute drive with a roomy parking lot.
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Trader Joe's
9030 Metropolitan Avenue
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The first Trader Joe's located in the borough of Queens! No subway will take you there, but if you have traveled with a car, it's about a 15-20 minute drive with a roomy parking lot.
Our vet of choice since 2008! This practice has taken excellent care of all of our dogs over the years. Open evenings and Sundays. Call ahead to confirm COVID-19 protocols for vet visits.
Astoria Veterinary Group
23-54 Steinway Street
Our vet of choice since 2008! This practice has taken excellent care of all of our dogs over the years. Open evenings and Sundays. Call ahead to confirm COVID-19 protocols for vet visits.
The closest Trader Joe's to our home, and accessible via the M to 23rd St./Ely or the 7 train. A ten-minute drive as well, but no parking lot - street parking only.
Trader Joe’s
2243 Jackson Avenue
The closest Trader Joe's to our home, and accessible via the M to 23rd St./Ely or the 7 train. A ten-minute drive as well, but no parking lot - street parking only.
Local pharmacy/conveniences - located at 47th Street and Broadway.
Walgreens
8420 Broadway
Local pharmacy/conveniences - located at 47th Street and Broadway.
Transportation
Docks in Astoria and takes you to Manhattan and LIC!
Astoria
Docks in Astoria and takes you to Manhattan and LIC!
Shopping
Local pet store for all of your dog's needs (food, treats, etc).
Vitality Health Pets
46-20 Broadway
Local pet store for all of your dog's needs (food, treats, etc).
My favorite local floral shop! Great for bouquets, succulents, candles, and little gifts. Female-owned and operated - let Alex and her team take good care of you! Check hours of operation during COVID-19. Located next door to the Astoria Bookshop.
Petals & Roots
31-27 31st St
My favorite local floral shop! Great for bouquets, succulents, candles, and little gifts. Female-owned and operated - let Alex and her team take good care of you! Check hours of operation during COVID-19. Located next door to the Astoria Bookshop.
Our local bookstore - better than any big-box brand! Available for pre-order and curbside pickup during COVID-19. Located next door to Petals & Roots floral shop. Check hours of operation during COVID-19.
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The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st Street
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Our local bookstore - better than any big-box brand! Available for pre-order and curbside pickup during COVID-19. Located next door to Petals & Roots floral shop. Check hours of operation during COVID-19.
Cute local, woman-owner boutique featuring unique fashion finds!
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The Brass Owl
36-19 Ditmars Blvd
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Cute local, woman-owner boutique featuring unique fashion finds!
Amazing local store for fashion, home products, and cute gifts. An Astoria original, and women-owned.
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Lockwood
32-15 33rd Street
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Amazing local store for fashion, home products, and cute gifts. An Astoria original, and women-owned.