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The It’s List: Top 15 Musicians from Queens

Top 15 Musicians of Queens

Many think of New York City as the heart of the music industry. People from all over the globe trek to the Big Apple to play some dive bars, get noticed and make it big. Mostly, people think of Manhattan as the place where musical magic is made, but there is much to be said […]

Top 5 Queens Cafe Study Nooks


By Chase Collum If right now you search for places to study in New York City, you’re likely to find a bunch of ambiguous lists of ideal theoretical study environments including a few museums and libraries along with a handful of trendy Manhattan venues. Here, I want to give you five intimate venues that I’ve […]

Interesting Nuptuals: Top 5 Unique Wedding Locations in Queens

Top Five Unique Wedding Locations

By Jess Berry Having a unique wedding has become an increasingly difficult task in a world dominated by social media, says Kimberly Sevilla, a talented and acclaimed florist who owns the flower shop Red Rose & Lavender in Williamsburg. Sites like Pinterest allow everyone to share cute craft ideas for weddings, or photos of ideal venues […]

Top Five Entrepreneurial Restaurants on the 7 Line

Joe DiStefano

By Andrew Shilling The 7 train: to some the line is forgotten or misunderstood, while to others it is nothing more than a tool for the work commute. For foodies, however, the Queens highline is viewed as a $2.50 key to an array of cultures from around the world. Joe DiStefano has made a career […]

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, […]

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