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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 […]

Top 15 Movers & Shakers

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You know a Mover & Shaker when you see one: they’re the person who stands out in the crowd that inevitably forms around them when they walk into a room. They’re well-connected go-getters who make headlines and keep projects and ideas moving  forward. Our It’s List is a diverse roster of newsmakers, everyone from the […]

Michael Mejia: Painting the Body & Soul

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By Jen Khedaroo   Being a contestant on “Skin Wars,” The Game Show Network’s highest rated show ever, is an accomplishment in itself. But artist Michael Mejia rose past many in the competition and made it to the final four due to his creative and detailed bodypainting pieces. The body art competition show, hosted by […]

Out of the Tub & Into Your Heart

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While it may look like your standard run-of-the-mill bath toy, rest assured that Edwin is no ordinary duck. Developed by Indiana-based pi lab, Edwin the Duck is more than just a bath toy. While Edwin can certainly make cleaning up fun, in part thanks to a waterproof speaker that can play music from any bluetooth-connected […]

The Meadows Festival Takes Over Citi Field

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By Jen Khedaroo Founders Entertainment, a concert experience company, has managed to reinvent summer music festivals in New York with their highly successful annual Governors Ball. And after nearly two years of development, the company’s idea of a fall festival within the five boroughs is finally coming to fruition. The Meadows Music and Arts Festival, […]

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 […]

Rub Elbows With Our Movers & Shakers

As Brooklyn and Manhattan level off, it’s evident to anyone who takes a look around that Queens is where it’s happening these days, and the Top 15 Movers and Shakers we profile in this issue make our borough work in so many ways, from developers to business leaders to the heads of nonprofits. And activists, […]

At this LIC Store, It’s All Made in Queens

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  By Sylvie Williams Are you looking for quality products ranging from jewelry to food made by your neighbors but don’t know where to begin? It’s Queens suggests you head over to Long Island City and pay a visit to the new Made in Queens store. Made in Queens opened it doors to customers this […]

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 […]

To Be a Wonder Woman

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BY JEN KHEDAROO Claudia P. Marulanda Gomez, an artist from Colombia living in Briarwood, recently opened her first-ever exhibition at a gallery in Manhattan. Her exhibition featured her work under the ultimate, inspiring girl-power theme of “Wonder Women.” The exhibition explores those who possesses the qualities found in powerful women. It also dives into how […]

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