Archive for: June, 2014

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

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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 […]

Q is for Queens

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By Tammy Scileppi Illustrations by Renee Bentley When a tech entrepreneur creates a children’s book about his favorite borough, you just know it has to be innovative. Long Island City dad Amol Sarva’s work in progress – “Q is for Queens” – was inspired by his lovely daughters Pascale, 7, and Lila, 3. The lifelong […]

Uncharted Wauters


By Tammy Scileppi   Jackson Heights singer-songwriter branches out on his own with his first solo record. In photos promoting his debut solo album, NAP: North American Poetry on Captured Tracks, Juan Wauters sits in front of the iconic Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and kneels before the shops of nearby Willets Point. His […]

It’s Queens • Summer 2014

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