02/16/13 2:00pm

We’ve found another map we like, this one from the NYC EDC on coffee and tea in NYC (click to enlarge).

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Image source: NYC EDC

As you can see, in Queens, the dark patches are in Ridgewood, Glendale, and JFK (there are plenty of spots to get coffee at the airport). Frankly, the Glendale part threw us a bit, since we don’t think of Glendale as having one of “the highest density of cafés per ZIP code.” That said, it shares a zip with Ridgewood, which has a more pronounced cafe culture (here are some of the cafes in Ridgewood/Glendale)

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RESOBOX (GMAP) is a Japanese art gallery and cultural center located one block from the Queensboro Plaza station. Run by Fumio Tashiro and Takashi Ikezawa, the space – which takes its name from the words “resonate” and “box” – showcases Japanese-inspired art, hosts classes, and serves beverages and desserts in its cafe.

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10/11/12 10:00am

hot-tea

Image source: Scout Seventeen on Flickr

Now that it’s really cooled down (some may say it’s downright chilly), it’s a great time for a hot cup of tea. It’s pretty easy to find hot coffee around town, and you told us where you like to find loose tea, but where do you find a great cup of hot tea? Are you a black, green, white, or herbal tea fan? Milk, sugar, or lemon? Let us know in the comments or via twitter at @queensnycity!

10/04/12 10:00am

tea-cup

Image source: motograf on Flickr

Many people will tell you that bagged tea is lame tea – some describe it as the “sweepings off the floor” at the tea company. So, we’d love to know where you find loose leaf tea. And how much of a tea connoisseur are you? Do you take a side in the whole loose leaf/bagged tea debate? Let us know in the comments or via twitter at @queensnycity.