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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 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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