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Top Five Shopping Districts in Queens

Shopping Districts

There is no doubt that location and transportation play a big part in the success of a district, as do chambers of commerce, Business Improvement Districts and other business groups that help attract tenants and shoppers. But attracting people to spend three to four hours on a shopping strip involves something that is not as […]

Top Five Queens Beers

Top Five Beers

by Chase Collum Two years ago, this list could not have been written. But in that interceding timespan, all over the borough the call for craft beer was heard loud and clear by a disparate group of brewers now operating from Long Island City to the Rockaways. Just last month, two new breweries debuted in […]

Top 5 Queens Diners


Whoever said New York City is a town of prefab “dive” bars and fly-by-night dining obviously hasn’t been to Queens. While neighboring boroughs verge on becoming flaky parodies of their former selves, the royal borough remains a bastion of authentic cuisine and culture. Sure, you say, authenticity is the most nebulous buzzword since grunge came […]

Top Fifteen Tech Companies


For years, manufacturing jobs have been leaving the city, and in many cases those grand spaces of a forgotten industrial age were replaced by luxury housing. For over a decade, that was the prediction for Long Island City, and while there has been considerable residential development, it has never completed dominated the neighborhood. Now, a […]

Top 15 Kickstarters


In this issue of It’s Queens, we rank the Top 15 Kickstarters in the borough. What exactly is a Kickstarter? It’s a person who takes an idea – whether it be for a nonprofit, a worthwhile after-school program, or a community minded business – and takes it upon themselves to get the proverbial ball rolling. […]



Rating The Best ‘Wiches In The Borough By Danielle McClure Everyone loves a sandwich, whether it’s grilled, pressed, piled high, or just a plain  PB&J. From India to Cuba to Italy, sandwiches cross every cultural divide, and in a borough as diverse and delicious as our fair Queens, there are more mouth-watering combinations of bread, […]

Top 15 Movers & Shakers 2011

Movers And Shakers

Millions of people call Queens home.  A select few run the show. Call them the borough’s movers and shakers, behind-the-scenes entrepreneurs, artists and neighborhood leaders who push the envelope in positive ways. They set art and food trends, drive public discourse and work tirelessly to better their communities. Now it’s time they get their due. […]

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