Archive for: October, 2014

Mr. Queenscapes: Photographing Queens, one day at a time


By Chase Collum Adolfo Vazquez hadn’t seen his father in decades when he moved back to Queens from the West Coast. He had aged dramatically in the meantime, and returned unfit for the rough and tumble travel of the everyday New Yorker. So Adolfo, seeing his father near the end of his life, battling diabetes, […]

Kat Quinn: Kind of Brave

Kat Quinn

By Andrew Shilling Kat Quinn moved to Astoria three years ago when she was told her music wasn’t country enough for Nashville. After discovering her talent for playing guitar and writing music while attending the University of Notre Dame, she soon began playing for friends. It wasn’t long before the young singer-songwriter took her newfound […]

Queens Buzz: What’s Hot and What’s Not in Queens

Airplane Noise

Three items people in Queens are interested in, and three more that are losing local interest. THE HOT LIST: Coalition for Queens In a world where the need for technological innovation is a must, Jukay Hsu had a dream that Queens would one day become the center of that focus. Since the group began, their focus […]

Close at Hand: The Rise of Wearable Tech

Pebble and Pebble Steel

By Chase Collum Apple wasn’t the first to design a smart watch, but it comes as no surprise that the company credited with creation of the first personal computer may be the first to get it right. And it’s about time. Wearables have been seeping into the tech scene over the last decade, mostly because powerful […]

Top 15 Musicians from Queens

Top 15 Musicians of Queens

Many think of New York City as the heart of the music industry. People from all over the globe trek to the Big Apple to play some dive bars, get noticed and make it big. Mostly, people think of Manhattan as the place where musical magic is made, but there is much to be said […]

Top 5 Queens Cafe Study Nooks


By Chase Collum If right now you search for places to study in New York City, you’re likely to find a bunch of ambiguous lists of ideal theoretical study environments including a few museums and libraries along with a handful of trendy Manhattan venues. Here, I want to give you five intimate venues that I’ve […]

Interesting Nuptuals: Top 5 Unique Wedding Locations in Queens

Top Five Unique Wedding Locations

By Jess Berry Having a unique wedding has become an increasingly difficult task in a world dominated by social media, says Kimberly Sevilla, a talented and acclaimed florist who owns the flower shop Red Rose & Lavender in Williamsburg. Sites like Pinterest allow everyone to share cute craft ideas for weddings, or photos of ideal venues […]

Top Five Entrepreneurial Restaurants on the 7 Line

Joe DiStefano

By Andrew Shilling The 7 train: to some the line is forgotten or misunderstood, while to others it is nothing more than a tool for the work commute. For foodies, however, the Queens highline is viewed as a $2.50 key to an array of cultures from around the world. Joe DiStefano has made a career […]

Fall 2014 Publisher’s Note: Will our quality of life fall with the season’s leaves?

Walter Sanchez

The fall of 2014 brings a number of issues affecting our everyday lives to the forefront here in Queens. The homeless blight in New York is front and center, and this mayoral administration is making it clear that it is an emergency situation and the borough need to do its part. Gilbert Taylor, the commissioner […]

The Long Road: From Woodside to Hollywood with Jodi Long

Jodi Long, seated

By Jess Berry With five Broadway shows under her belt, appearances in feature films like RoboCop 3 and The Hot Chick, roles in popular TV dramas like Desperate Housewives and Sex & the City and now a starring role in the popular television series Sullivan & Son, Jodi Long comes off as a born and […]

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