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Top 5 Vintage Stores in Queens

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By Holly Bieler   New Yorkers on the prowl for wares and home goods from a different era need look no further than Queens. Whether you’re looking for timeless clothes on the cheap or furniture straight out of Mad Men, the borough is filled with some of the best thrift and vintage hunting in the […]

To Be a Wonder Woman

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BY JEN KHEDAROO Claudia P. Marulanda Gomez, an artist from Colombia living in Briarwood, recently opened her first-ever exhibition at a gallery in Manhattan. Her exhibition featured her work under the ultimate, inspiring girl-power theme of “Wonder Women.” The exhibition explores those who possesses the qualities found in powerful women. It also dives into how […]

Anyway You Slice It

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BY PATRICK KEARNS There’s an argument to be made for Queens being the best pizza slice borough in New York City. Brooklyn’s best spots aren’t exactly known for their classic slice, and in Manhattan, there are plenty of great spots but the fancy pies and the $1 slice places crowd the field. Pizza in Queens […]

Queens, In Their Own Words

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By Jen Khedaroo   Queens has always been home to talented writers, such as Arthur Buchwald, Anne Hosansky and Martin Scorsese. And with a growing presence of writers living and working in Queens, there has been an abundance of literary groups and writers’ workshops popping up around the borough in recent years. The formation and […]

Stolle Bakery: From Russia, With Love

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By Patrick Kearns   Queens is routinely praised for its deeply diverse array of cultures and the cuisine is no exception. You can travel a mile in any direction and experience the native tastes of a dozen cultures. In Long Island City, there’s a new contender for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and it’s time to […]

It’s Queens The Magazine • Fall 2015

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Publisher’s Note: The Tech World is Embracing Queens We can’t get over the innovation in the tech industry in this borough. Even a quick search through Google for Queens tech news shows a host of new companies taking root every month. And we’re not talking about the guy in his basement who is developing an […]

Top 15 Comedians

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By Holly Bieler While Manhattan’s always been known as the go-to borough for comedy shows, new venues like Q.E.D. and The Creek and the Cave are challenging the notion that world-class standup requires a trip on the 7. And with the influx of fantastic new stages and a burgeoning comedy community, many of the city’s […]

Top 5 Music Venues: Better Live Than Dead

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By Patrick Kearns   Long ago, Queens had a bustling music scene. There were venues sprinkled throughout the borough and on Friday and Saturday nights, in almost any community you could see a live rock band, some smooth jazz or even a rap show. Those days aren’t exactly past, despite what some might think. While […]

Raging Heart: Adrianna Mateo is Ready to Make Her Mark in the Music World

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By Shane Miller For the better part of the last year, the only constant in Adrianna Mateo’s life has been change. Perennially on the move, the 25-year-old musician has been couch-surfing with friends and hopping between pet-sitting (“Cats are easier than dogs,” she learned) and house-watching gigs for acquaintances. Or rather, there has been one […]

To Be a Wonder Woman

By Jen Khedaroo Claudia P. Marulanda Gomez, an artist from Colombia living in Briarwood, recently opened her first-ever display    exhibition at a gallery in Manhattan. Her exhibition featured her work under the ultimate, inspiring girl-power theme of “Wonder Women.” The exhibition explores those who possesses the qualities found in powerful women. It also dives into […]

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