Welcome to the first edition of Astoria Ditmars Living, a local newsletter connecting residents in the community. Connecting with our fellow neighbors is important to us, and that’s why we created the Astoria Ditmars Living Group on Facebook. We’ve been amazed by the outpouring of helpful information being shared on a daily basis. This newsletter is an offspring of that group and will provide you with local information, business highlights, local news, etc. ENJOY:)
Community Board 1 holds its regularly scheduled, full Board, meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at the Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Boulevard, 7 P.M.(On occasion time may vary, please check agenda.) The following are meeting dates for January.
Take the time to prepare your home for winter weather each year. You’ll be safer, and you may be able to conserve energy, saving money.
Maintaining Heaters & Heating Systems
Prevent fires and carbon monoxide buildup by keeping your heating system running efficiently and maintaining it properly.
Have your system cleaned and serviced annually.
When in doubt, shut it down. If a heater might not be working right, turn it off and call a repair company.
Verify your boiler repair contractor’s license. Use the Department’s License Search. These contractors are usually licensed as Plumbers or Oil Burner Installers.
Have your chimney inspected annually by a Home Improvement Contractor licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). This should be done before heating season to prevent chimney fires and carbon monoxide buildup.
My wife and I recently stopped in to OK Cafe on our way to the bank. It’s a little hard to notice while you’re walking on Ditmars, but once you see it, you’ll never miss it again… It’s a nice coffee shop with very nice decor and a few small tables for eating/drinking in. The vibe is really nice, exactly what you would expect from a modern coffee shop in the neighborhood. We were stopping in for our morning coffee and also a bite to eat since we were pretty hungry. So, we ordered two large house brew coffees along with two sandwiches. I had the grilled cheese & green apples sandwich, and my wife had the turkey & brie with cranberry sauce croissant. Just typing it reminds me of how good it was:) In any case, as you can imagine, the sandwiches were delicious. Total for both coffees and sandwiches was about $18 which is pretty reasonable. Suffice to say that they have a new customer in George & Abi. We love this little spot and encourage you all to check it out when you’re in the neighborhood! More…
Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!
Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation , and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree . More than 30,000 trees were recycled last year. Help us top this number! More…