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Anyway You Slice It

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BY PATRICK KEARNS There’s an argument to be made for Queens being the best pizza slice borough in New York City. Brooklyn’s best spots aren’t exactly known for their classic slice, and in Manhattan, there are plenty of great spots but the fancy pies and the $1 slice places crowd the field. Pizza in Queens […]

Queens, In Their Own Words

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By Jen Khedaroo   Queens has always been home to talented writers, such as Arthur Buchwald, Anne Hosansky and Martin Scorsese. And with a growing presence of writers living and working in Queens, there has been an abundance of literary groups and writers’ workshops popping up around the borough in recent years. The formation and […]

Stolle Bakery: From Russia, With Love

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By Patrick Kearns   Queens is routinely praised for its deeply diverse array of cultures and the cuisine is no exception. You can travel a mile in any direction and experience the native tastes of a dozen cultures. In Long Island City, there’s a new contender for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and it’s time to […]

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 […]

Quick as an ‘Arro’

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By Patrick Kearns   Hailing a taxi in New York City the old-fashioned way is becoming a lost art with the rise of e-hailing. But that doesn’t mean the iconic yellow taxi is about to fade from city streets. Arro, a Long Island City-based taxi app that utilizes technology also developed in Long Island City […]

15 Minutes with Nintendo National Champ John Goldberg

By Holly Bieler   South Ozone Park resident John Goldberg wasn’t expecting much when he entered a gaming competition hosted by Nintendo at a Best Buy on Northern Boulevard in the spring. One of eight competitions held throughout the nation, Goldberg, a life-long gamer, said that when he found out one contest was only nine […]

A Summer Hangout in Industrial Ridgewood

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BY PATRICK KEARNS Ridgewood and Bushwick residents now have a new outdoor spot to meet up and grab dinner and drinks with the soft opening of Nowadays taking place this past weekend. The outdoor Cooper Avenue spot is an oasis in an otherwise industrial area. “We just want it to be a neighborhood meeting place,” […]

Queens artist enters the ‘Skin Wars’

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BY JEN KHEDAROO   When the Game Show Network premiered the second season of its new show Skin Wars, a Queens reality TV star was born. Outspoken Fernello Nelson is a contestant in the body art competition, where each episode is devoted to a particular theme with the weakest art piece being eliminated. In the […]

Christmas in July!

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BY HOLLY BIELER   The building that houses Spaeth Design is very gray. To be fair, that’s to be expected on this industrial corridor of Woodside, a street largely concerned with churning out soft drinks and plastic furniture and other things whose manufacture one would associate with “gray-ness.” However, tucked within a row of nondescript […]

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. […]

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