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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 […]

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 […]

Quick as an ‘Arro’

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By Patrick Kearns   Hailing a taxi in New York City the old-fashioned way is becoming a lost art with the rise of e-hailing. But that doesn’t mean the iconic yellow taxi is about to fade from city streets. Arro, a Long Island City-based taxi app that utilizes technology also developed in Long Island City […]

This Week in Queens (8/6-8/12)

Thursday, August 6 • Passport Thursdays Outdoor International Dance, Music & Film Series, 7 pm. A screening of Mateo, a Colombian film about youngster who collects extortion money on behalf of his uncle to help out his poor mother. This action leads to some difficult choices. Free. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. […]

This Week in Queens (7/30-8/5)

Thursday, July 30 • Doo Wop Concert, 7:30 pm. Golden Oldies from the 1950s and 1960s. Free. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool • Haunting Histories and Legends of Astoria, 7:30 pm. This two-hour stroll visits some lesser-known historical sites and reveals tales of the neighborhood’s grim and […]

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