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Why US Open Tennis is NYC’s Biggest Sporting Event of 2018

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For some of the best tennis in the world, check out the US Open. The United States Open Tennis Championships will take place from August 27 to September 9 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens' Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. If you’re thinking about visiting this prestigious tournament, you must first consult this 2018 US Open Tennis guide.

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Topics: Events, Sports, Queens

Why the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is NYC’s Biggest Fair

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Living in a place like New York, there are literally thousands of different cultural fairs and festivals to attend throughout the year. However, there aren’t many that are bigger than NYC’s Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, the largest of its kind in the U.S. If you’re thinking about attending this huge, colorful multicultural event, here’s everything you need to know.

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Topics: Events, Queens, Family, Festivals

The Top Three Trendiest Spots for Brunch in Queens

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

You know that feeling you get when you can’t decide between breakfast or lunch? Do you want burgers and fries or eggs and pancakes? It’s one of the most common dilemmas that has plagued indecisive diners for generations. Luckily, when you’re near a city like Queens, there are plenty of cozy dining options for even the pickiest foodies. So, without further delay, here is Ollie’s definitive guide to the best brunch in Queens.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Bars, Queens, Queens bars, restaurants

Show off your Billiard Skills at these Pool Halls in Queens

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

After you’ve gone to all of the bars and restaurants in your neighborhood, you may find yourself looking for something a little different for your night out on the town. If you fancy yourself a billiards player or are merely interested in giving the game a try, you should round up all of your friends and take a trip out to one of these popular pool halls in Queens for a good time guaranteed.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Nightlife, Queens, Queens bars

The Finest New York Ice Skating Rinks for a Family Day of Fun

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

During the winter, it can be pretty difficult to find kid-friendly events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Luckily, there’s plenty of indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in our area. So, before the season is over, be sure to lace up your blades and visit these incredibly fun New York ice skating rinks!

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Topics: NYC, Queens, Family, Kids

The Most Accommodating Hotels in Queens for Any Budget

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Traveling to New York and in search of somewhere to stay, but not ready for Manhattan prices? May we suggest staying in one of the fine hotels located in the nearby borough of Queens? First of all, you’ll receive the same type of luxury accommodations as the city, but you won’t be breaking the bank. Besides, no matter where you stay, you’re just a short drive away from midtown. So, without further ado, here are some of the top hotels in Queens.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Queens, Family, Flushing

How to Find an Affordable, Lively Happy Hour in Queens

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

There’s nothing better than getting off work following a busy day or long week and grabbing a few drinks at a local watering hole for happy hour. However, with so many options, it can be hard to choose just one. To help you pick, we’ve narrowed down some of the best places to enjoy happy hour in Queens.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Nightlife, Bars, Queens, Queens bars, restaurants, Happy Hour

Queens Nightclubs for an Enjoyable Evening on the Town

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re growing tired of the same bars all of the time, then perhaps it’s time that you started checking out some of our area’s extremely popular, incredibly fun nightclubs. They’re ideal for those that don’t mind a little music and dancing. This weekend, switch up your routine and head out to these cool, new Qeens nightclubs.

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Topics: Music, Food&Drink, Nightlife, Bars, Queens

Tasty Long Island City Restaurants for Foodies and Newbies

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The influence of Manhattan’s food scene has begun spreading to surrounding boroughs. For instance, in Long Island City in Queens, you can find plenty of hip and delicious bistros, guaranteed to satisfy even your wildest cravings. Without further ado, here are three of the top Long Island City restaurants that you would be silly not to visit!

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Topics: Food&Drink, Nightlife, Queens, Queens bars

Why The Meadows is 2017’s Biggest NYC Music Festival

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

From September 15 to 17, The Meadows Music and Arts Festival will be taking over Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located in Flushing, Queens. Last year, the festival lasted two days and hosted performers like The Weeknd and Kanye West. This year, its back and better than ever! There will be three days of all-star performances from Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Migos.

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Topics: Events, Music, Concert, Queens