Steinway pianos and more in the QNYC Evening Edition for Friday March 8, 2013

Top 5 posts in February on QNYC

Looks like our readers really enjoy posts about food – dumplings, Vietnamese food, baked goods, and brunch – as well as Steinway pianos. Check out the top posts and thanks for reading!

And speaking of Steinway pianos…

This is a great short video from the NYCEDC about Steinway pianos.


Hot pub action coming to Forest Hills

Looks like Forest Hills is in for some new and exciting additions to the pub scene there. The Station House gastropub is opening soon, and two more – Banter Irish Bar & Kitchen and The Flying Pig – are opening late March/early April and mid April, respectively. Station House is anticipated to have craft beer on hand, Banter will serve classic Irish pub grub, and The Flying Pig will offer local and seasonal foods, as well as specialty cocktails (keyword: mixologist). Very exciting! We can’t wait to check them out.

MTA gets $200 million in Sandy aid – $18 million going to the A train line to the Rockaways

CBS reports that Governor Cuomo announced that the MTA will receive $200 million in Sandy aid and that $18 million will be used to repair the Rockaways A train line that was damaged during the storm. Cuomo said about this 3.6 mile stretch of track, “The devastation in the Rockaways has forced more than 30,000 daily subway riders to find alternate means to get around, and the sooner we can restore the A train to them, the better off they will be.” Great news! Hopefully this will keep the timeline of a June reopening of the line on track (no pun intended).

Looking for Girl Scout cookies? We’ve got you covered.

It’s that time (almost) again – Girl Scout cookie time. If you don’t know a Girl Scout from whom to order cookies, have no fear – they will be available all around the borough at churches, shops, schools, and more – from Astoria to Floral Park, Jackson Heights to Jamaica. Here’s our list – amazing how many places are on it!