11/03/12 2:00pm

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Image source: Seth W. on Flickr

Trying to get around has been crazy this week, with hurricane-related transit issues, and many people have been biking to work. It’s a great time to bring up the topic of bike sharing again, for those of you who wish you could get around on two wheels. Unfortunately, the Citi Bike program, which will bring about 10 bike rental stations to Long Island City, hasn’t gotten up and running yet. Now it is slated to launch in March 2013.

There’s another option in the meantime: renting bikes from your neighbors using Liquid. (more…)

09/13/12 12:00pm

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

5. Brazilian and Columbian cheese breads in Astoria, Jackson Heights and Elmhurst: Pao de Queijo and Pandebono

Yet another twist on the bread and cheese combo is to bake the cheese into the dough, form it into a little rounds and bake them into buns. Two excellent examples of this approach are the Brazilian pao de queijo (which translates into “cheese bread”) and the Colombian pandebono (which translates into “good bread”).

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4. Famous Hamburger is serving halal burgers in Astoria

Few foods are more American than burgers, shakes, and fries; in the last few years, burger joints have popped up all over Western Queens, to the delight of meat lovers in Astoria and LIC. (more…)