Happy Valentine’s Day, BORO readers! This issue is all about the heart. Swoon over stories of local couples who met in Astoria (page 18). Plan a date with your significant other or a fun Galentine’s Day with your friends using our list of date ideas for western Queens. No matter what your interests are, we have an idea for you (page 32)! Dance on over to a new salsa studio and get your heart beating faster for American Heart Month (page 38). Read all about “April Flowers,” a romantic comedy by a local filmmaker that includes scenes shot right here in our neighborhood (page 45). KATRINA MEDOFF editor-in-chief How are you spending your Valentine’s Day? Share your photos with us on Instagram (@boromagazine) or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (@BOROMAG). If you have any news or stories you’d like to share with us, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always looking for inspiring apartments to spotlight in our interior design stories (page 50), new businesses to feature (page 10) and notable residents to highlight (page 15). LOST AND FOUND 45 DEPARTMENTS 26 MAP IT DIRECTORY Your go-to guide for the best shops, food, art, nightlife and more in western Queens 28 MAP IT: WESTERN QUEENS 4 FEBRUARY 2 0 1 7 Wishing you lots of love, Katrina Medoff EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Katrina Medoff // ART DIRECTOR Mickhail Kurov // GRAPHIC DESIGNER Nirmal Singh WRITERS Hayley Bridgewater, Ruthie Darling, Lora Grillo, Angela Matua, Katrina Medoff, Estelle Pyper PHOTOGRAPHERS Ruthie Darling, Marie Torio SALES REPRESENTATIVE Graziella Zerilli // PUBLISHED BY Joshua and Victoria Schneps CONTENTS 12 FEBRUARY 2017 EVENTS 25 BORO DEALS & DISCOUNTS Exclusive savings, discounts and freebies for the month of February in Astoria, LIC and Sunnyside PINK PARADISE 50 FEATURES 6 THIS IS US Street style in Astoria 10 TROPICAL TREND Poke restaurant in LIC 15 WOMEN IN ART Four female visual artists 18 MADE IN ASTORIA These local couples met in western Queens 32 LOCAL LOVE Date ideas for every couple 38 STRONGER THROUGH SALSA Dance for fun and heart health 45 LOST AND FOUND Astoria filmmaker shoots rom-com locally 50 PINK PARADISE Fashion blogger’s chic Astoria apartment All materials Copyright © 2015 BORO / All rights reserved. Opinions and claims made by advertisers are advertisers’ claims only. BORO Magazine accepts no responsibility for any claims made by advertisers. BORO Magazine reserves the right to publish any images without providing photo/image credit. No part of this publication may be reproduced without permission of the publisher.
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