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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

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By Jess Berry 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 […]

Top 5 Alternative Gyms in Queens

When most people walk into a gym they have an idea of what to expect: a row of treadmills, large mirrors, people lifting heavy things. In Queens, however, more and more gyms are helping members break a sweat in a more unconventional way. The fitness scene is becoming more focused on becoming a well-rounded athlete, […]

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 […]

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


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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