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Gossip Coff ee in Astoria reopens with some tasty new additions
BY JENNA BAGCAL
A popular Astoria coff ee shop reopened
last week with an expanded focus on
cocktails and American fare.
On Sept. 4, Gossip Coff ee, located at
37-04 30th Ave., returned to the neighborhood
Sales start on second half of Downtown Flushing luxury development
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
Th e rapid sales of residences in a
new luxury mixed-use development
in Flushing is leading its developers to
unveil the second phase of residential
sales earlier than expected.
F&T Group and SCG America — the
developers behind Tangram, a 1.2-million
square-foot, mixed-use development
— announced that the fi rst residential
phase of the development is nearly sold
out, with less than 5 percent of residences
remaining within the building.
Situated in downtown Flushing,
Tangram will bring a total of 320-plus
luxury residences that are aesthetically
rooted in Asian architecture and philosophy
while being paired with Italian infl uences.
Th e huge development has frontage
on 37th Avenue, Prince Street, 39th
Avenue and College Point Boulevard.
Tangram House South, which is located
along 39th Avenue, was unveiled earlier
this year and rapidly sold over 95 percent
of the 192-residence building. Following
the success of the sales at Tangram House
South, the developers plan to unveil phase
two of its residences by the end of the
“Due to the tremendous success at
Tangram House South, which brought to
market an elevated housing option never
before seen in Flushing, we are planning
to roll out sales for Tangram House West
earlier than anticipated,” said Helen Lee,
executive vice president of F&T Group.
“While it will feature a diff erent aesthetic
than phase one, it will be just as thoughtfully
designed and provide an equally
generous and luxurious lifestyle.”
Sales for Tangram House West, the second
residential tower in the development,
are set to begin this winter. Th e 130-plus
residence building located on College
Point Boulevard boasts views of the city
skyline or quiet garden views, depending
on which side of the building you’re in.
Th e development will also feature a
200-plus key branded lifestyle hotel,
275,000 gross square feet of cutting-edge
retail including themed restaurants and a
culinary food hall and beer garden, plus a
variety of entertainment options including
a state-of-the-art 4DX movie theater.
For more information, visit www.tangramnyc.
com, or call the Sales Gallery at
aft er a fi ve-month hiatus.
According to the eatery’s co-owner James
Paloumbis, the lack of foot traffi c from
the 30th Avenue subways closure caused
him to move his renovation plans forward.
Th e coff ee shop opened its doors
in July 2015 and focused on traditional
off erings including several blends of
coff ee, cold teas on tap and a selection of
Now Gossip Coff ee is rebranding
as Gossip Coff ee, Cocktails, Cuisine
to refl ect the new options available to
patrons. Paloumbis has teamed with For
Five Coff ee Roasters owners Stefanos
Vouvoudakis and Tom Tsiplakos and
Chef Scheyla Acosta in this new “all-inclusive
For Five is a Queens-based micro-roasting
facility with outposts throughout New
York City, Long Island and Los Angeles.
For Five is serving an expanded coff ee
menu at Gossip seven days a week.
In addition to coff ee, the eatery will
have food by Chef Schelya Acosta and a
new bar serving beers on tap, a section
of red and white wine and an assortment
of handmade cocktails. Non-alcoholic
drinks will also be available.
Chef Acosta’s food menu covers a range
of breakfast and lunch options, with a
focus on “modern American” cuisine.
Many of the items accommodate vegan,
vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free lifestyles
and are clearly labeled on Gossip’s
Breakfast options include healthy dishes
like 24 Hour Oatmeal served with
honey, nuts, seeds and cashew butter or
Th e Astoria, a scrambled egg dish made
with halloumi cheese, vegetables and basil
mayo. For lunch, guests can nosh on a
lobster roll made with Maine lobster on
a brioche bun or the caulifl ower tabbouleh
mixed with veggies, herbs and a lemon
Th e breakfast menu is served all day,
while lunch is served until 6 p.m. All
ingredients used are locally sourced. Also
new at Gossip are the range of stuff ed
cookies and pastries, which will be provided
by two local businesses: Duchess
Cookies NYC and Bakehouse.
Gossip Coff ee, Cocktails, Cuisine is
opened Monday through Friday from 7
a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday
from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. For more information,
check them out @gsspcoff ee on
Photo via Gossip Coff ee Facebook
Gossip Coff ee, Cocktails, Cuisine is reopened for business.
Photo courtesy of Relevance International