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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: Concert, Music, Queens, Events

Queens Malls that Provide an Unbeatable Shopping Experience

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Queens has pretty much anything that anyone could possibly need. There are incredible eateries, picturesque parks and plenty of amazing malls. In fact, Queens malls, in particular, are some of the area’s premier shopping destinations due to its high concentration of popular, trendy stores. If you’re trying to decide where to head for your next shopping excursion, these malls should do the trick!

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Topics: Queens, Bayside, Flushing, shopping, Family

Pristine Queens Beaches where you can Getaway this Summer

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Since it’s surrounded by water on all sides, Long Island has always been known for its untouched beaches that feature scenic views and tons of amazing amenities. The North and South Shore are typically where these beaches can be found, but the borough of Queens has a few great ones, too. Here are the best Queens beaches where you can relax and cool off throughout the rest of the summer.

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Topics: Queens, Beach, Family, Summer

Enjoy a Cocktail and a View at these Rooftop Bars in Queens

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Summertime is especially busy for bars and pubs. Many folks head down to their nearest watering hole for an ice cold cocktail to beat the summer heat. Since these places are often crowded, few have air conditioning and even less have an outdoor space, your options are limited. That’s why we’re telling you about these rooftop bars in Queens, where you can enjoy a delicious beverage, a view and a breeze (if you’re lucky).

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

Discovering the Magic of Astoria Queens in the Summertime

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Astoria Queens has quickly risen through the ranks to become the borough’s hottest, most up-and-coming neighborhood. Located along the East River in northern Queens, Astoria has recently seen an influx of trendy restaurants, bars, art galleries and more. Come visit this popular neighborhood to enjoy all of the amazing ways to spend a sunny summer day.

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Topics: Queens, Summer, Family, Outdoors

Why Forest Hills Stadium is 2017’s Hottest Concert Venue

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jun 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Forest Hills Stadium, located at Forest Hills’ West Side Tennis Club, is one of New York City’s most historic concert venues. Throughout its history, it has hosted U.S. Opens, as well as some of the most popular bands and musicians of the 60s and 70s. This summer, you can see some of the biggest musical acts at Forest Hills.

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Topics: Concert, Queens, Nightlife, Events

3 Queens Pizza Places that Blow Away the Competition

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Forget about Italy, everyone knows that New York City is home to some of the most authentic, delicious pizza in the entire world. However, most people don’t realize that other boroughs besides Manhattan and Brooklyn can make a decent slice. Queens pizza especially comes to mind. So, if you’re looking for a slice from the best, check out these Queens favorites that can go toe-to-toe with New York City’s finest pizzerias.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Queens, Flushing, Bayside

The Top Bayside Bars Ideal for Grabbing Dinner and Drinks

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The bureau of Queens is one of the best nightlife hotspots in all of New York City. Specifically, the town of Bayside happens to have spectacular bars, clubs, and lounges. So, if you’re looking for some entertainment anytime soon, make sure you check out these amazing Bayside bars.

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Topics: Queens, Bayside, Bars, Nightlife

Queens Street Fairs that make for the Ideal Spring Activity

Posted by Collin McGorty on Apr 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Queens is comprised of many unique, vibrant neighborhoods where there’s a seemingly infinite amount of things to do. During springtime, it’s rare that a week goes by without a fair or festival of some sort. This spring, check out these wonderful Queens street fairs.

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Topics: Queens, Events, Family, Spring

The Best Flushing Restaurants for a Delicious Bite to Eat

Posted by Collin McGorty on Apr 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Many people consider Manhattan to be the epicenter of the New York City food scene. However, these folks seem to forget about other boroughs like Queens, specifically Flushing, where you can find delicious food on just about every corner. Next time you’re in the neighborhood, check out these Flushing restaurants.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Queens, Flushing, Nightlife