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  1. 26 New Citi Bike Stations Set to Roll Out in Bed-Stuy by End of 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | DNAInfo.com

    Citi Bike is gearing up for its expansion into the rest of Bedford-Stuyvesant this year with planned community outreach and enrollment slated for this summer. The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is partnering with Citi Bike to bring safety trainings, helmet fittings, and enrollment events to central Brooklyn.

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  2. Bareburger Team to Open Southern Fried Chicken and Biscuits Spot in AstoriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | DNAInfo.com

    The owners of organic chain Bareburger is switching it up with the opening of a new Southern-style biscuits and fried chicken joint next month. The company will launch Burnside Biscuits in the former Athens Cafe space at 32-07 30th Ave., offering a "northern twist on a southern specialty."

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  3. New Brewery to Debut in Long Island City During Queens Beer WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | DNAInfo.com

    A new craft brewery will open in Long Island City this week during the borough's official celebration of beer. LIC Beer Project , located at 39-28 23rd St. in Queensbridge, will debut during the second annual Queens Beer Week, a nine-day festival that will run from May 8 to 17 at venues across the borough.

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  4. MAP: See Where Long Island City's 11 Citi Bike Stations Will GoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | DNAinfo.com

    Citi Bike will roll into the neighborhood this year, answering the calls of cyclists and local politicians who've been pushing to see the program expand into Queens. The blue bikes are expected to launch in Long Island City sometime in the second half of 2015, part of a plan to more than double the number of Citi Bike stations in the city over the next two years.

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  5. Weekend Service Permanently Added to Queens Waterfront Bus RouteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | DNAinfo.com

    "There is so much happening throughout western Queens that our need for better methods of traveling between our neighborhoods has never been more pressing," said State Sen. Michael Gianaris, who has been pushing for expanded service on the line, in a statement. The areas along the Q103 route, which runs along Vernon Boulevard between Astoria and Hunters Point, "have recently experienced tremendous population growth amid new residential developments," the MTA said in a statement.

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  6. Photographer Buys the Homeless Coffee and Tells Their StoriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | DNAinfo.com

    Each week, real estate agent Justyna Czekaj makes it her mission to buy a cup of coffee for a stranger. The 28-year-old Astoria resident drives around Manhattan to connect with members of the homeless community as part of " Coffee With The Homeless ," a photo project aimed at giving a voice to the population.

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  7. Watch Films From 30 Countries as Queens World Film Festival ReturnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | DNAinfo.com

    The city's most diverse borough will be home to more than 100 movies from filmmakers around the globe this week as the Queens World Film Festival returns for its fifth year. The festival, which takes place at venues in Long Island City and Jackson Heights, aims to be a more inclusive alternative than mainstream ones, and this year's line up will feature 117 films from 30 different countries.

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  8. 'Menancing' Skaters Destroy and Hog New Waterfront Space, Locals SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | DNAInfo.com

    The East River Esplanade at South Street and Rutgers Slip quickly became a neighborhood hot spot when the city unveiled its outdoor workout machines, bocce court and new seating by the water last year. Families worked out together and took walks along the river, while elderly residents met up for fan dances and sat on the benches, neighbors said.

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  9. MAP: Queens Brewery Scene Heating Up in Recent YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | DNAInfo.com

    Just a few years ago the borough didn't have any, but now Queens is bursting at the seams with brewers attracted to the area's cheaper rents and more available space than elsewhere in the city. Queens Brewery , which started production upstate in 2013, just announced plans to move to a new space in Ridgewood later this year - making it the seventh brewery to hit the borough in recent years.

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  10. Dog Run and Rooftop Playground on Ballot for $1M in FundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | DNAInfo.com

    Residents in Councilman Costa Constantinides ' district will be able to pick their favorite of 18 neighborhood projects this spring, part of an effort to let voters decide how to spend $1 million in capital budget funds. People suggested their ideas at a series of participatory budgeting sessions last fall that were held throughout the district, which includes Astoria and parts of Elmhurst, Woodside and Jackson Heights.

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  11. Artichoke Basille's Pizza Opens in Former Frankie's Spot in AstoriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | DNAInfo.com

    Artichoke Basille's Pizza opened its latest outpost in Astoria on Tuesday, marking the fifth New York City location for the mini-chain, which served its first slice in the East Village in 2008 . The newest Artichoke opened near the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard train station at 22-56 31st St. The space was formerly occupied by longtime pizzeria Frankie's Pizza, which closed this past fall .

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  12. Korean Fried Chicken Chain Bonchon to Open in AstoriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | DNAinfo.com

    An international chain restaurant that specializes in Korean fried chicken will open its first outpost in the neighborhood this spring. Bonchon , which has New York locations in Manhattan and Bayside , has a "coming soon" sign in the window of the storefront at 25-30 Broadway between 29th and Crescent streets.

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  13. 6 Things for You to Do in New York City's Neighborhoods This WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | DNAinfo.com

    This week the New York Hall of Science has been celebrating Engineering Week with special exhibitions, demonstrations and lectures. Before it wraps up, meet Sibel Deren Guler, creator of Invent-abling , interdisciplinary construction sets that demonstrate how to put science and engineering concepts to use.

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  14. Thief Who Mugged 78-Year-Old Man Cried When He Was Arrested, Police SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | DNAInfo.com

    The robber who knocked a 78-year-old man to the ground in Astoria during a brutal mugging broke down crying and confessed to the crime, police said. Charles Piccolo, 37, was picked up by Anti-Crime officers after police suspected he was the same man captured on surveillance video throwing an elderly man to the ground during a robbery outside a convenience store on Tuesday.

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  15. 10 Ways for Singles to Enjoy Valentine's Day in New York CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | DNAInfo.com

    Valentine's Day is a polarizing holiday. For couples happy in love, Feb. 14 is a time to celebrate.

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  16. It's More Expensive to Rent in Queens Than in Brooklyn, Report FindsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | DNAinfo.com

    The ascendance of Queens has been a common refrain for more than a year now . Last month's rents - particularly for the "hot" northwest part of the borough that includes Long Island City and Astoria - show that Queens is no longer necessarily cheaper than Kings County. 3 comments

  17. Get a Sex Toy at Valentine's Day 'Fifty Shades of Grey' PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | DNAinfo.com

    Celebrate Valentine's Day differently in Western Queens this year, where you can learn to read tarot cards, catch a tango show or even get pick up a sex toy at a "Fifty Shades of Grey" screening party. Here's DNAinfo 's list of where to celebrate the holiday of love in Long Island City, Astoria and Sunnyside.

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  18. Dogs Can Play, Lounge and Watch TV at New Astoria Pet HotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | DNAinfo.com

    A pet hotel and dog daycare in Astoria aims to be a "one-stop shop" for neighborhood pooch owners, offering small private rooms where they can board their dogs overnight, which will be furnished with beds for the pups and their own small TVs. "It makes them more relaxed, and feel more homey," said Samantha Aguilar, owner of NYC Pet Services , which recently opened on the second floor of 23-08 30th Ave. after operating for three years at another space on 24th Avenue.

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  19. Give Your Lexicon a Shot at Astoria's Drunk Vocabulary BeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | DNAinfo.com

    Wordsmiths will be able to test their skills in Astoria this weekend, as a local coffee shop and the neighborhood bookstore team up to host a "drunk" vocabulary bee . "Vocabulary is more fun than spelling - it's not just a question of right or wrong," said Lexi Beach, owner of the Astoria Bookshop , which is partnering with coffee house Astoria Coffee on the event Saturday.

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  20. New Ferries Coming to Rockaway, Astoria, The Bronx, the LES and BrooklynRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | DNAInfo.com

    Mayor Bill de Blasio was expected to announce expanded ferry service across the five boroughs in his State of the City address Tuesday, according to sources familiar with the speech. The new ferry routes are expected to include Astoria, southern Brooklyn, the Lower East Side, Soundview in The Bronx and Rockaway Beach - and will cost the same amount as a subway ride, a source said.

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