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Food on the Go: The Borough’s Top 5 Food Trucks

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By Jaime Rosenberg Food trucks used to be the workingman’s lunch – cheap, hot and mobile, easily parked outside a construction site in a neighborhood with few other dining options to serve hungry workers. But in today’s foodie culture, people are seeking out food trucks instead of the other way around. Yes, the food truck […]

A Cut Above: Top 5 Barbershops in Queens

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By Jaime Rosenberg Barbershops have come a long way, evolving from a spot to get a simple trim or buzz to a place to socialize and get the local neighborhood buzz. While some places still like to keep the classic feel, others are turning their shops into much more. Walk into a barbershop these days,and […]

Top 5 Vintage Stores in Queens

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By Holly Bieler   New Yorkers on the prowl for wares and home goods from a different era need look no further than Queens. Whether you’re looking for timeless clothes on the cheap or furniture straight out of Mad Men, the borough is filled with some of the best thrift and vintage hunting in the […]

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 […]

Top 5 Chefs in Queens

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By Jen Khedaroo   The restaurant scene in Queens has steadily changed in the past couple of years. While the borough has always been known for its diverse cuisine, this new culinary Renaissance is steering away from the typical quick and cheap eats. Instead, chefs are starting to concentrate more on quality food and experience. […]

Top 5 Park Workouts

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By Bill Burgos Strength & Conditioning Coach   As the current head strength and conditioning coach of the Orlando Magic, and former strength and conditioning coach for the New York Knicks, staying active isn’t only a priority for me… it’s my job. What’s great about this park fitness routine, is that you have the opportunity […]

Top 5 Queens Cafe Study Nooks

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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

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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

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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 […]

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