Category archives for: Made In Queens

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 […]

There’s Something Brewing in Queens


by Kathleen Lees From the outside, 19-33 37th Street looks like just another warehouse, but inside it’s producing the borough’s newest brew. Richard Buceta left the job security and comfort of an almost 20-year career in the advertising world to start SingleCut Beersmiths. It was December 2007 and Buceta was on a two-week Christmas vacation […]

The Buzz on Something Sweet from Queens


Beekeeper harvests honey from a rooftop hive By Heather Senison Chase Emmons is buzzing around Queens spreading the word on an often-misjudged form of urban farming: beekeeping. Emmons is the Chief Beekeeper and Director of Business Development for Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farm in Long Island City. After growing up in Greenwich Village where he […]

Mamita’s Homemade Ices

Mamita’s Homemade Ices

Manufacturing frozen treats that beat the heat By LISA FRASER It all started with a pot, some milk, vanilla and eight siblings who always couldn’t wait to get home from school to savor their grandmother’s sweet, icy mix. That was many years ago in the Dominican Republic. Fast-forward to 2011 and out of that afterschool […]

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