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Top 5 Queens Cafe Study Nooks

Sweetleaf

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 Independent Bookstores

These book shops are finding creative ways to thrive in a digital marketplace When Borders went bankrupt and started closing its stores across the country in 2007, it seemed like the beginning of the end for brick-and-mortar stores and their book-loving frequenters. For many, the battle still continues as Amazon continues to dominate online book […]

A Night’s Tale: In search of the best nightlife

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By DANIEL BUSH Everyone’s been to the beer gardens in Astoria, so forget about those. Scratch all of Long Island City as well – there’s only so many ways to paint LIC red, and they all end with an illegal nightcap in Gantry Plaza State Park. When it comes to nightlife in Queens, there’s more […]

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