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Fun Christmas Activities to Get you in the Holiday Spirit

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, the holiday season is here once again. That means there will be tree lightings, caroling, Santa sightings and a whole lot of other gatherings throughout the next month. However, in a place like New York, all of these events can get lost in the shuffle. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas activities for the entire family.

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Topics: Holiday, Christmas, Long Island, Queens

The Top Coffee Shops in Queens for Cup of Joe Connoisseurs

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

Although Brooklyn is known as the trendy coffee shop borough, Queens can still hold its own as home to many quality New York roasters. Whether you’re an aficionado or just need somewhere to relax, study, do work or meet friends, here are some of the very best coffee shops in Queens.

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Topics: Food&Drink, restaurants, Queens

4 New York Bars for Thanksgiving Eve Celebrations

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Forget about turkey and stuffing, Thanksgiving Eve is when the real fun and excitement happens. By now, most people know that the day before this harvest holiday is one of the biggest nightlife days of the year. Since everyone is home to visit family, they often decide to stop by watering holes in their area. If you’re looking to get in on the action, here are some New York bars to check out.

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Topics: Queens bars, Queens, Long Island, Bars, restaurants, Food&Drink, Nightlife

The Top Bayside Restaurants for a Delicious Meal in Queens

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Queens is one of the tastiest boroughs in New York City. That’s because it’s made up of neighborhoods like Bayside, where delicious restaurants are practically a dime a dozen. To help you decide which of these eateries is worth a visit, consult our trusty list of the absolute best Bayside restaurants.

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Topics: Food&Drink, restaurants, Queens

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: Sports, Queens, Events

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: Family, Festivals, Queens, Events

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, Queens, restaurants, Queens bars, Bars

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: Queens, Queens bars, Food&Drink, Nightlife

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: Family, Kids, Queens, NYC

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: Queens, Family, Flushing, Food&Drink