The Food Lovers’ Guide to Queens is delicious
Today is the first official day that the Food Lovers’ Guide to Queens is out! It is a handy guide that shares great restaurants, cafes, markets, and shops in the great borough of Queens. There are also a few recipes in there for tasty dishes – Mexican, Slovak, American, Indian, and Sicilian food. We’re giving away a copy, too. Enter to win!
We’ve also got two tickets to You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!
Yes, that’s right – another giveaway! Can you stand it? We think so and we think you should enter to win two free tix to a performance of your choice to this show at the Queens Theater. You have about a day left to enter. Good luck!
Tastoria loves COFFEED
Sue Yacka (aka tastoria) stopped by COFFEED the other day and fell in love – that’s understandable, because it’s a great spot! Delicious coffee, amazing egg and cheese sandwiches, friendly staff, and a nice sense of community. And we’ve heard that they will start to roast their own beans, and later they’ll be adding beer and wine to their menu. This is very exciting.
Get to know the Entrepreneur Space
Do you know much about the Entrepreneur Space? They are a wonderful incubator kitchen space in LIC (just a block from the amazing COFFEED, by the way). Here’s more info:
The Entrepreneur Space is a partnership between the Queens Economic Development Corporation and Mi kitchen es su kitchen ®.Funded in part through the New York City Economic Development Corporation, this innovative incubator provides a home to emerging businesses and organizations seeking offices, a commercial kitchen and/or classroom/meeting space. In addition to space, clients can receive business counseling, technical assistance and networking opportunities – all at a reasonable cost.
Kew Gardens’ Civic Virtue will be in Brooklyn soon
It’s true – the controversial statue Tribute to Civic Virtue will be moved to the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. On November 13, the City Design Commission ruled to permanently relocate it. By then it will have lived in three of the five boroughs. Have you wondered why it got moved from Manhattan to Queens in the first place? Read on (thanks, Kew Gardens Civic Association):
Civic Virtue stood in front of City Hall until Mayor La Guardia decided he was sick of being mooned by it everytime he left the office. In 1941, La Guardia finally thought of a way to get rid of the thing. He made a gift of the statue to Queens County in honor of the opening of its new Borough Hall. Civic Virtue was moved to the park next to Borough Hall where it has remained since.
Here’s hoping something interesting takes its place in Kew Gardens.
Occupy Sandy profiled in NYDN video
The NY Daily News put together this very interesting video about the Occupy Sandy folks, who have been helping tremendously in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.