01/24/13 10:00am


Image source: Simsala111 on Wikimedia Commons – Rego Park in 2010 – sure it’s cold, but will it ever snow like that in these parts again?

Just curious how you are doing with these arctic temperatures. It’s pretty cold out there! We’d love to know how you are keeping warm. Let us know in the comments or via twitter at @queensnycity!

12/28/12 10:00am



Scenes from winters past

We’ve had a few storms come through and it looks like more are on the way. Some people wish these storms would dump snow instead of rain. And some are perfectly happy that it’s rain and not snow. So tell us – which side are you on? Do you prefer a milder, rainier winter, or a colder snowier one? Let us know in the comments or via twitter at @queensnycity!

12/27/12 10:00am


Image source: NYCStreets

We’ve had some winter storms come through during the past few days, bringing rain here in NYC. And yesterday was one of the chilliest days – in the 20s for a while. So how are you staying fit during these cold, stormy days? Are you a gym rat or do you go out and face the elements? Or maybe yoga is your thing, or pilates? We’d love some inspiration from you all. Let us know your approach to fitness while it’s cold, here in the comments or via twitter at @queensnycity!

12/05/12 12:00pm


Spiked ciders, hot toddies and mulled wines can help soothe the soul on long winter nights and during the hectic holiday hustle. Here are six tasty picks for thirsty tipplers on the hunt for delicious festive cocktails and other warming spirits in Astoria and Long Island City that pack a serious palatal punch this season.


Image source: DiWine – their cozy interior with the semi private booths on the right

Nothing screams the holidays quite like boozy eggnog! Astoria date-night fave DiWine is classing up this seasonal staple by once again adding a creamy, nutmeg-infused Eggnog Martini to its specialty cocktail menu this month. The velvety smooth drink that’s made with spiced rum, bourbon, cinnamon and fresh eggnog is served in, you guessed it, a martini glass. It’s a yummy treat perfect for cozying up in one of their (semi) private booths. If rich ‘nog isn’t your thing, try the Bourbon Cherry Old Fashioned.