Anyone who has ever lived in Queens knows that it’s the most underrated borough in New York City. Sure, it’s not as glamorous as Manhattan or as cool as Brooklyn… Loading View on Instagram …but it’s easily the most ethnically diverse part of the city.
The fact that tourists have been increasingly flocking to Brooklyn over Manhattan is well known. But Queens, one of the most diverse spots in the world, has silently ascended, even going so far as to be named the top travel destination in the US by Lonely Planet for 2015.
Whether you’re a local or a tourist (or somewhere in between? A tourcal??), there’s a very good chance you’ve been doing all the wrong things in Queens. Well, we say it’s time you change that, starting with the essentials.
All of creation converges in “In Jackson Heights,” a thrilling, transporting love letter from Frederick Wiseman to New York and its multi-everything glory.
The cap does not look good on you, it's a duffer's cap, and when you come to the microphone, you look like the warm-up guy, the guy who announces the license number of the car left in the parking lot, doors locked, lights on, motor running.
Emergence is the occurrence of genuinely new and novel qualities that are unique to a system and thus separate from its components. Emergence can be a tricky concept, but it is an extremely useful model to explore. It allows us to understand why some things are greater than the sum of their parts.
Whether you're just visiting New York or you've lived here all your life, chances are you haven't spent enough time exploring Jackson Heights, Queens.
Residents of Bayside, Queens, head to a cluster of lively bars and restaurants in the neighborhood’s main commercial strip.
Rebecca Faye, 42, moved to Ridgewood, Queens, seven years ago from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she owns a hair salon, the Hello Beautiful Salon. In her nine years as a resident of Williamsburg, she had to move three times when her landlords sold the buildings she was living in, she said.
You've heard of Flushing and its legendary Chinatown, but for whatever reason (irrational fear of Queens, don't like being in the subway for more than 20 minutes, can't figure out why you should travel when you can just get Dragon Express to deliver...), you've never been.
Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele, Glen Powell, Diego Bonita, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Jamie Lee Curtis Two-hour premiere Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern on Fox, then moves to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays
Rarely do art museums have bilingual community organizers on their payroll. The Queens Museum employs two. For cultural institutions wondering how best to support immigrant communities in the current political climate, the outer-borough landmark provides some clues.
Helen M. Marshall, a New York Democrat who was the first African-American to be elected Queens borough president, died on Saturday in California. She was 87. Her former chief of staff, Alexandra Rosa, confirmed the death.
Old world Bavarian charm was abundant in Gottscheer Hall, a community hub in Ridgewood, Queens, that celebrated its 90th anniversary in early October. Children wore lederhosen and dirndls. A trio played trumpets and accordions.
By now, the imitation speakeasy is familiar territory. Dozens have opened in Manhattan and Brooklyn, behind unmarked doors, Potemkin coffee shops and hidden alleyways. But Queens is proudly behind the curve.
In the middle of lunch at Lhasa Fast Food, someone started blowing a sacred conch. I peered down the hall. Next door, a jeweler was pressing his lips to a shell half-sheathed in silver.
There are as many as 800 languages spoken in New York City, and nowhere in the world has more than Queens, according to the Endangered Language Alliance (ELA).
With Memorial Day over, we can’t help but think about all things summer! This year we’re bringing you our favorite things to do around town (and a few slightly outside (…)
In last night’s episode of Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain journeyed by 7 train to his own backyard — the borough of Queens.
Cody Steele, 28, tries not to gloat when he talks about living in Queens Plaza. “I work in Midtown, and my 15-minute commute is a lot faster than most of my friends who live in Manhattan,” Mr. Steele, who works for a financial services firm, said.
Though the borough may be in mourning following the Mets’ World Series defeat, there’s still plenty to celebrate in Queens—here are a few of the best, local-approved spots to eat, drink, and shop.
“Unlimited rice”: It is a siren call. At House of Inasal, a Filipino restaurant that opened last year in Woodside, Queens, it’s the happy surprise waiting on the first page of the menu, announced by a speech bubble cut out of kraft paper and taped in the margin. There are caveats (after 5 p.
Two kids, three shows and a massive eight-figure deal: at home and work with the Power Showrunner behind 'American Horror Story' and 'Scream Queens’ as he reveals his own tortured history — and a future that includes a possible Gwyneth Paltrow musical. This story first appeared in the Oct.
What’s Behind Their Behavior: Space Cadets tend to be very abstract thinkers who are more focused on ideas and possibilities than on facts and action steps. Their thought processes are not linear, so their conversations and actions do not proceed in a step-by-step fashion.
It is true that there’s a SoHo branch of Despaña Brand Foods, a chic and airy boutique on Broome Street. But to get the full sense of Despaña, you have to visit the original outlet in Queens, where the chorizo has been made for four decades.
Story hour, long a mommy-and-me staple, had never looked so colorful. She stood well over six feet tall, the reader at the Hudson Park branch of the New York Public Library in Greenwich Village, her height aided by six-inch heels on purple patent leather boots.
There has been a sit-in and a rally, an allegation of “fake news,” a petition that garnered thousands of signatures and a chorus of outcry from elected officials. What is causing so much outrage? Townsend Harris High School, a high-performing school in Queens, is getting a new principal.
“I’m supposed to be lying in bed,” Joshua Homme, the singer and guitarist who leads Queens of the Stone Age, said in an interview from his home in California. Mr.
Lady Bunny Photographer Michael James O’Brien‘s Girlfriend exhibition—now showing at Liverpool’s international photography festival—is an absolutely captivating array of vintage 90’s queer aethetics.
Time and again we've extolled the virtues of Flushing, the Queens neighborhood at the end of the number 7 line that's home to one of New York's largest and best-fed Chinese communities.
In March, RuPaul’s Drag Race, a reality competition show in search of “America’s Next Drag Superstar,” featured a mini-game called “Female or She-male.
It was the only ingredient in the omelet on my plate at Mama Lee, a small, plain-spoken Taiwanese restaurant in Bayside, Queens. The eggs had been beaten loosely, so flecks of white still showed, and hustled from the pan when patchy bronze.
Let’s not go around slapping the Last of the Rock Stars tag on just anybody. There are still quite a few alluring dirtbags out there enamored of surly guitars, greasy hair, and form-fitting leather jackets in 2017.
Long before the verb “misgender” entered common currency, there existed Queens of the Stone Age, a rock band whose feminine title belied the fact that close to all of its members were men.
Sunnyside, in western Queens, is a stark contrast to the gleaming glass residential towers rising in nearby Long Island City. Here is an old-fashioned New York neighborhood of squat prewar apartment buildings, rowhouses and shopping streets that still have mom-and-pop businesses.
Our focus here at Queens Garage Door is to give you the best when we come in for your garage door repair or garage door installation and we understand that it needs to be cost effective and professionally done so that you don’t have to make repairs to your garage again and again.
The Chocolate Factory Theater, a space for experimental performing arts in Long Island City, Queens, will put down roots there in a permanent home it recently purchased — in full, with no debt.
On a recent afternoon, Sabrina Dabakarov stood under the colonnaded portico of her family’s brick home on Midland Parkway in Queens and gestured at a neighborhood lined with oak trees and stately houses that for a century has
They found him in the living room, crumpled up on the mottled carpet. The police did. Sniffing a fetid odor, a neighbor had called 911. The apartment was in north-central Queens, in an unassertive building on 79th Street in Jackson Heights. The apartment belonged to a George Bell. He lived alone.
It’s been 30 years since Josh Homme breathed new life into the ashes of his old band, the seminal stoner metal outfit Kyuss, thereby conceiving Queens Of The Stone Age: one of the most successful, forward-thinking (not to mention badass) hard-rock groups of the new millennium.
The queen is unequivocally the most powerful and aggressive of chess pieces. Knights trace their little corners, cardinals are bounded to diagonals, and the precious king can move in any direction -- but only one square at a time.
The momos are giants, fat round dumplings with furrowed peaks, rising from a pink-orange sauce the color of penne alla vodka. It tastes a little like penne alla vodka, too, oddly, inexactly and wonderfully — marinara meets tikka masala, with momos as tortelloni writ large.
SWELLBy Jill Eisenstadt264 pp. A Lee Boudreaux Book/Little, Brown & Company. $26. If you squint, you’ll make them out down there, the Off Off Broadway of the city map: Bensonhurst, Canarsie, Howard Beach, the Rockaways. The Outer-Outer Boroughs. They have shoreline. Good food.
Under the peeling platform of the No.
IN 2008, DAVID SHI, the chef at Xi’an Famous Foods in Queens, New York, called his son, Jason Wang, and said in Chinese, “There’s a tall, old white dude here with a film crew; do you know who he is?” He snapped a photo of the guest—stooped over a plate of lamb burgers seasoned wit
Last I checked, the date was not April 1st and Sprint’s CEO was not named John Legere, but here we are with Twice the Price, a pop-up store courtesy of Sprint that mocks Verizon’s pricing schemes.
The whole structure, while instantly recognizable to locals, is rather mysterious. The circle of 100-foot columns, topped by a suspended roof made of colorful cables, was designed by Philip Johnson for the 1964-65 World’s Fair.
“You are what you eat” is a common adage among humans, but a new study explains why it might be more apt for honeybees.
Queens of the Stone Age performed at Fuji Rock in Japan last weekend, and took a moment during their set to pay tribute to another band on the lineup. QOTSA replaced a verse of their song “Feel Good Hit of the Summer” (from 2000’s Rated R) with Gorillaz’s “Clint Eastwood.
It is time to praise the Bangladeshi steam table, with its crammed bins, trays, casserole dishes and china bowls; its stacks of cilantro-flecked kebabs as long as hot dogs; its rolling mountains of rice in sepia and saffron, studded with whole peeled hard-boiled eggs and looking ready to tumble.
The QPR defender talks powerfully about his struggles with mental illness, his addictions to gambling and drinking and why he is thankful still to be alive 07.33 EDT Last modified on Friday 30 June 2017 05.
Every year, over 26 million international passengers arrive or depart from runways on the shore of Jamaica Bay in Queens. JFK Airport is by far the busiest international gateway in the United States. Established in 1948 as Idlewild Airport and renamed after President John F.
Queens, the city’s most sprawling borough, has long been a landing pad for new arrivals and those looking for a cheaper alternative to Manhattan. Over the decades, newcomers from practically every corner of the world have moved in, making it the most diverse borough in New York City.
As gay men and lesbians get closer and closer to the mainstream they've often traded in their image as the queer radicals who started the Stonewall Riots for the milquetoast assimilationists who want to get married and have kids and put HRC bumper stickers on their cars.
Archaeologists are digging up evidence of unstoppable women warriors. The great pyramids of Naachtun lie shrouded in the emerald forest of northern Guatemala. They are part of one of the most remote, inaccessible sites in the entire ancient Maya world.
Ever try to get from Brooklyn to Queens, two of the most populated boroughs of New York City? Without a car, it's nearly impossible, as most subway lines require one to go through Manhattan first. I was recently at an event and speaking to a Brooklyn business leader who grew up in Queens.
Above the bed I am sitting on is a sign encased in a wooden frame. “In this bedroom,” it says in calligraphic font, “President Donald J. Trump was likely conceived, by his parents, Fred and Mary Trump. The world has never been the same.”
A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution. A trio of boys tramps along the length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers.