We’d like to introduce you to a new food blog as part of the Blankslate family – Chopsticks + Marrow, written by Queens-based food blogger Joe DiStefano. You may have known him most recently from his work on World’s Fare, the blog associated with Edible Queens. There, you might have seen posts about dumplings, sandwiches, and unusual snacks found in the borough, among other things. (more…)
The site delves into the life, culture and changing landscape of Queens, focusing on the places, food and adventures in this unique borough, where more than 170 languages and dialects are spoken. While the site is primarily about Queens, it also makes relevant connections to the rest of NYC and other surrounding areas.
QEDC’s mission is to create and retain jobs through programming that grows neighborhoods, assists small businesses and promotes tourism and business development. As such, QEDC spearheads the Queens Tourism Council, which has its finger on the pulse of cultural, recreational, culinary and civic activities throughout the 80-neighborhood borough, which is home to more than 2.2 million residents and 45,000 businesses. (more…)
Normally we highlight an event each morning, but this morning we are not going to go there. Last night there was crazy wind and serious flooding – tunnels and subways were inundated with sea water, and the airports were shut down, too. It is unclear when subway service will resume, which is one of the main ways folks get to events. NYC is way verklempt right now.
We hope you have weathered the storm with the least amount of stress and worry; we hope your property was spared and not damaged; and we hope you did not experience any flooding in your home. If flooding and damage happened to you, you have our condolences and we hope you will be up and running soon.
Please stay safe and out of harm’s way as we move through the lifespan of this storm. If by some reason things start to normalize by Wednesday, give our Halloween roundup events list a gander and perhaps Halloween partying can lift everyone’s spirits!
As you may have noticed, QueensNYC has gotten itself a new look! The typography (fonts) are new, things are placed in slightly different spots, and the site has a newer look and feel. It’s also compatible with desktop, tablet, and mobile widths (seriously, see how it changes as you narrow the window on your desktop).
We’d love to hear your feedback – positive and (constructively) negative. Leave us a comment here on the site – you can also email us with comments, too. We look forward to hearing from you!
Image source: Peterfitzgerald on Wikimedia Commons
QueensNYC is looking for an talented part time Assistant Editor with a passion for and deep knowledge of Queens to join our editorial team. Please take a look at our job listing if you are interested in applying.
Today we’re introducing a new feature - the QNYC Evening Edition. It is a digest of posts from the day, packaged in a convenient email and sent you in the late afternoon, Monday to Friday. This will be the perfect thing for you to read on your evening commute or after you get home from work.
We’d love for you to subscribe – you can sign up for the QNYC Evening Edition on our homepage. You can choose three formats for the content – plain text, HTML, and even a version that’s formatted for your mobile device.
We look forward to you joining the fun, and bringing you this digest each weekday! Thanks for subscribing.
For those data heads out there, here are a series of maps that show where QueensNYC’s visitors are located. Each pin represents one visitor of the most recent 1000. You can see we have a lot of CT and Westchester readers, but of course most are in NYC.
QueensNYC Real Estate is the place to go to find housing in Queens. QueensNYC has thousands of listings for sale and rent, including both residential and commercial, which are refreshed every day. Anyone can add properties too. Here’s a quick tour of the QueensNYC Real Estate.
A few exciting updates to our site, with more on the way.
We’ve continued to expand our events calendar so you can access the best of what’s going on in Queens, from kayaking trips to lunchtime dance parties. Our real estate listings now number over 5,700.
Besides our new logo, a site redesign is in the works. Our new layout will be more clear and comprehensive, allowing readers to easily navigate between all our site features–the QueensNYC blog, calendar, listings, reviews, and social media feeds.
Since we’re still fine tuning, blog content will be light for the next few weeks. Please keep sharing our site with your friends and neighbors. Find us on Twitter and Facebook, and add your own photos of Queens to our Flickr page.