Popular Astoria pizza restaurant Milkflower will open for brunch on Sunday, September 8th. We Heart Astoria is pumped: “Get ready for some wood fired oven pizza goodness with an egg on top.” The restaurant will treat guests to free pizza during the brunch grand opening, which is an offer too hard to turn down. Right now, Milkflower’s dinner menu features pizzas like the Spicy Soppressata (tomato, mozzarella, spicy soppressata, red chili flakes, honey), the Brussels Sprout (mozzarella, egg, cracked black pepper, truffle oil) and the Salame Rossa (mozzarella, ricotta, pistachio oil).
Earlier today, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer announced the expansion of a street cleaning initiative which has popped up in a number of Queens neighborhoods. More areas of Long Island City will now be included in the initiative, particularly the neighborhood of Dutch Kills. The city works with The Doe Fund, who helps formerly homeless […]
As the developers of Astoria Cove move through their public review process, action is already popping up around the development site. We Heart Astoria spotted demolition permits for two industrial buildings at 26-15 4th Street and 26-01 4th Street (pictured). As the blog points out, that is just steps away from the footprint of Phase […]
We are getting oh-so-ready for Astoria Coffee to open its cafe/bar at 30-04 30th Street, off 30th Avenue. Yesterday they posted the above photo to their Facebook account, showing an almost-ready interior. Looks beautiful, too. The Astoria Coffee website says that the owners hope to open sometime in August; they initially hoped to open up […]
Without a doubt, Louis Armstrong is the most famous jazz musician who ever lived in Queens. However, Satchmo often cited a much lesser-known borough resident, Bix Beiderbecke, as one of his biggest inspirations. Known affectionately as “Bix,” this self-taught coronet player had his own, distinctive sound described as “bullets hitting a bell.” He had his heyday during the […]
The Spot: Murphy’s Lobster Grill, 48-20 Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside. The Deal: Murphy’s Lobster Grill opened last October, an extension of the owner’s next-door namesake bar. Murphy’s Bar has been a Skillman Avenue staple for the last 10 years. “When the space next door became available I decided to expand and run a seafood restaurant. There’s […]