Archive for: June, 2015

A chat and mango juice with new the Queens poet laureate

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By Holly Bieler Few New York-centric pastimes have been hit quite as hard by the smart phone’s ubiquity as has subway people-watching, says Maria Lisella. Whereas once a subterranean commute held the potential for an overheard conversation or a fraternity forged between the bored and book-less, for those raised in the era of Candy Crush, […]

A Summer Hangout in Industrial Ridgewood


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’


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!


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 […]

‘Being’ Lisa Vidal: Actress Talks Life, Work & Growing Up in Whitestone


By Chase Collum Photos: Marc Cartwright Born June 3, 1965 and raised for most of her childhood in Whitestone, Lisa Vidal has worked with some of the most prominent figures in show business, yet she still remains a down-to-earth Queens girl at heart. Lisa attended the High School of the Performing Arts, followed by a […]



BY PATRICK KEARNS With his specialty gin Queens Courage on shelves throughout the tri-state area, Chris Murillo’s ambitions aren’t subsiding. He’s trying to open the first craft distillery in Queens since prohibition, with a wide variety of spirits that reflect the cultural diversity of the borough. Chris Murillo has a chance to do something nobody […]

Weekend Events in Queens (6/12-6/14)

Friday, June 12 • The Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience, 7:30 pm. This is a screening and live reenactment by the New York City Shadow Cast of the 1970s cult movie which is now celebrating its 40th anniversary. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite characters. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 […]

Top 5 Chefs in Queens


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. […]

Top 15 Doctors


When it comes to health care, Queens has had a rough go of it as of late. The borough has seen hospitals close and communities struggle to keep their health care facilities open, but the prognosis isn’t all negative. The borough has its own unique challenges when it come to health care, especially with its […]

Top 5 Park Workouts


By Bill Burgos Strength & Conditioning Coach   As the current head strength and conditioning coach of the Orlando Magic, and former strength and conditioning coach for the New York Knicks, staying active isn’t only a priority for me… it’s my job. What’s great about this park fitness routine, is that you have the opportunity […]

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