Top 5 posts on QueensNYC in September – pretty streets and food, food, food

Here’s a roundup of our top posts in September:

5. The prettiest blocks in Queens: historic streets in Forest Hills, LIC, Sunnyside, St. Albans and Jackson Heights


Whether you’re looking for your dream home or just want to go on a scenic stroll, here is our guide to what we think are the five most beautiful streets in the entire borough. They have five different looks and vibes, but all feature lush greenery, appealing architecture, and historic charm – and most of them have been granted landmark status, so they’re bound to stay pretty for decades to come.


4. Viva La Comida! Festival is coming to Jackson Heights with food, music, dancing, fun


On Friday, September 21, the inaugural Viva La Comida! Festival will be here! It is organized by the 82nd Street Partnership, a nonprofit neighborhood development company that helps promote the local business improvement district (BID) in Jackson Heights. Local food expert Jeff Orlick has also helped out the food side of things, and has put together a fantastic group of food vendors.


3. We ate at Cyclo, the new Vietnamese restaurant in Long Island City

Over the weekend, before we hit the one day pedestrian pop-up plaza in Astoria, we found our way to Cyclo, the new Vietnamese restaurant in Long Island City. There hasn’t been a Vietnamese restaurant in the area before now, so locals are pretty excited about this new development. Cyclo offers a range of Vietnamese specialties – banh mi sandwiches, spring rolls, vermicelli noodle salads, and pho.


2. Ridgewood is home to the biggest burger in NYC according to the Village Voice


Image source: The Village Voice

The Village Voice proclaims the pljeskavica at Bosna Express in Ridgewood as the biggest burger in NYC, at least as far as its diameter goes. A pljeskavica is a Bosnian specialty, a large yet thin meat patty made with beef and veal, with onions added.


1. LIC for Brooklynites – 15 restaurants you should check out


Brooklyn is right to be proud about its diverse food scene, but it’s no secret that Queens also has a lot to offer when it comes to food, too. The borough is known especially for its authentic immigrant food – Greek, Mexican, Colombian, Uzbeki – but Long Island City in particular has become a home to European-influenced and New American dishes, as well as myriad artisanal foods. LIC continues to gain a reputation for excellent eats.

We love you, Brooklyn – hey, you’re just over the bridge from LIC. So come visit – bike (the Pulaski has a safe bike lane), walk (it’s a short walk, we promise), drive (we have parking), take the ferry (from DUMBO or Williamsburg), or take the subway (7/E/F/M/N/Q/R, and the G). We’ll feed you well.