12/14/12 12:00pm

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Image source: MenuPages

Exciting news for Queens: our borough is now included on MenuPages, the website that publishes restaurant menus online and provides a place for restaurant goers to review their experiences. MenuPages only served Manhattan for a while, and eventually launched in Brooklyn; now it covers every single neighborhood of Queens, finally capturing the diverse yumminess in these parts.

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10/26/12 2:00pm

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In many parts of NYC, children forgo trick-or-treating altogether or only visit stores, restaurants, and other businesses for candy handouts, because their residential areas just aren’t conducive to knocking on doors, and no one knows which doors are OK to knock on anyway. The more famous Halloween shenanigans in the city are for basically for adults.

But Queens is home to several safe, family-friendly neighborhoods where the tradition of going house to house is thriving. Here’s our guide to the best hoods for trick-or-treating in the borough. (more…)

09/17/12 3:00pm

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.

1. Bow Street, Forest Hills (GMAP)

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Wandering around Forest Hills Gardens gives you that “it’s hard to believe I’m in NYC right now” feeling. The curved, privately owned streets, palatial homes, and features like the private tennis club seem odd, considering how close they are to Queens Boulevard and the subway. (more…)

08/27/12 3:00pm

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Have you ever heard of Nassau Heights in Queens? Today, it’s known as Middle Village. Did you know that Woodside was once called Woodside-Winfield? Welcome to 1940s New York, when the Queensbridge Houses were a new development, and Astoria was a predominately Italian and German neighborhood (the Greek population didn’t peak until the 1970s). (more…)