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Food on the Go: The Borough’s Top 5 Food Trucks


By Jaime Rosenberg Food trucks used to be the workingman’s lunch – cheap, hot and mobile, easily parked outside a construction site in a neighborhood with few other dining options to serve hungry workers. But in today’s foodie culture, people are seeking out food trucks instead of the other way around. Yes, the food truck […]

Top 15 Movers & Shakers


You know a Mover & Shaker when you see one: they’re the person who stands out in the crowd that inevitably forms around them when they walk into a room. They’re well-connected go-getters who make headlines and keep projects and ideas moving  forward. Our It’s List is a diverse roster of newsmakers, everyone from the […]

Michael Mejia: Painting the Body & Soul


By Jen Khedaroo   Being a contestant on “Skin Wars,” The Game Show Network’s highest rated show ever, is an accomplishment in itself. But artist Michael Mejia rose past many in the competition and made it to the final four due to his creative and detailed bodypainting pieces. The body art competition show, hosted by […]

Out of the Tub & Into Your Heart


While it may look like your standard run-of-the-mill bath toy, rest assured that Edwin is no ordinary duck. Developed by Indiana-based pi lab, Edwin the Duck is more than just a bath toy. While Edwin can certainly make cleaning up fun, in part thanks to a waterproof speaker that can play music from any bluetooth-connected […]

The Meadows Festival Takes Over Citi Field


By Jen Khedaroo Founders Entertainment, a concert experience company, has managed to reinvent summer music festivals in New York with their highly successful annual Governors Ball. And after nearly two years of development, the company’s idea of a fall festival within the five boroughs is finally coming to fruition. The Meadows Music and Arts Festival, […]

A Cut Above: Top 5 Barbershops in Queens


By Jaime Rosenberg Barbershops have come a long way, evolving from a spot to get a simple trim or buzz to a place to socialize and get the local neighborhood buzz. While some places still like to keep the classic feel, others are turning their shops into much more. Walk into a barbershop these days,and […]

It’s Queens the Magazine – Fall 2016


As Brooklyn and Manhattan level off, it’s evident to anyone who takes a look around that Queens is where it’s happening these days, and the Top 15 Movers and Shakers (Page 19) we profile in this issue make our borough work in so many ways, from developers to business leaders to the heads of nonprofits. […]

At this LIC Store, It’s All Made in Queens


  By Sylvie Williams Are you looking for quality products ranging from jewelry to food made by your neighbors but don’t know where to begin? It’s Queens suggests you head over to Long Island City and pay a visit to the new Made in Queens store. Made in Queens opened it doors to customers this […]

Keep On Working: Rego Park’s Vic Bagratuni Chases Lifelong Dream of Acting

Elizabeth is about to finish her dissertation. She is very much in love with her girlfriend and their life together. But then her brother and his best friend show up-they are on the run. Their arrival forces Elizabeth to confront her past and finally make a choice about the kind of person she wants to be. A waking nightmare in which fears and memories become actual and the psychological becomes all too real. A Play by: Lucy Thurber

By Benjamin Fang   For as long as he can remember, 26-year-old Vic Bagratuni wanted to be an actor. Growing up in an artistic household, everything was an artform. Both of his parents are musicians, and he comes from a long line of artists, actors and directors. “Everything that I did from a very young […]

To Be a Wonder Woman


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 […]

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