Wine bar recommendations for central and eastern Queens
Our own Danielle McClure has put together an article on wine bars further out into Queens, that’s making us want to enjoy a glass right now! All are worth checking out - Danny Brown, Jack and Nellie’s, Uvarara, and Fino are on the list, and along with your wine, enjoy some nibbles – all spots serve tasty treats. Enjoy!
Astorian saves man who fell on subway tracks
We’re not sure why there seems to be an uptick in folks falling (or being pushed) onto the subway tracks, but it sure is a head scratcher – there hasn’t been this amount of news in such a short period of time on the subject for quite some time. In that vein, we heard about another incident, where an elderly man fell on the tracks at the 59th Street/Lexington subway station around 4pm, Friday, January 18. And then Astorian Ramiro Ocasio jumped down and saved the guy! About his bravery, he said “I grabbed him by his collar and his pants and threw him to the platform. Don’t ask me how because I’m not a strong dude.” He couldn’t get back on the platform himself, so then four or five other people helped him up. A Q train came by about 10 seconds later. Wow. Such an amazing story!!
Flushing, Queens is the cradle of the gay rights movement
We really enjoyed reading a NYT City Room post about Jeanne and Jules Manford, two parents of a politically active gay son, who in the early 19702 started the group Parents of Gays (hear President Obama talk about this), which then became PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) later. They never wavered in support of their son, and helped other gay youth and their parents with support and counsel. And it happened right here in Flushing, Queens. Jeanne recently died at age 92, but her legacy lives on.
The Happy Hour Guys visit SingleCut
The Happy Hour Guys visited SingleCut with their own brand of humor, peppered with lots of interesting info. And beer… delicious, delicious beer. And they’ve announced the first food addition to the SingleCut scene – meat pies! Should be yummy with the fab beer they make. Enjoy!
Queens Chamber of Commerce Building Awards and Reception was recently held
Last Thursday, January 17, the Queens Chamber of Commerce held their annual Building Awards and Reception at the LaGuardia Mariott Hotel (which we recently told you had been sold for $22 million). There were 21 winners in the following categories - new construction; rehabilitation, re-adaptive use, alteration or addition; interiors; and public work, infrastructure and civil projects. Infamous developer Joseph Pistilli was given the Lifetime Achievement Award and Resorts World Casino New York City was inducted into the Building Awards Hall of Fame.