Guidebook for Queens

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Guidebook for Queens

Essentials

This is one of the nearest grocery stores to the apartment. Good number of food and other products to keep you happy. Also, a small but decent beer selection.
Green Valley Marketplace of Sunnyside
44-07 Greenpoint Avenue
This is one of the nearest grocery stores to the apartment. Good number of food and other products to keep you happy. Also, a small but decent beer selection.
The next nearest grocery. It's the closest market to the 40th Street - Lowery stop of the 7 train.
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CTown Supermarkets
41-25 Greenpoint Avenue
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The next nearest grocery. It's the closest market to the 40th Street - Lowery stop of the 7 train.
This is right across the street from the 46th Street - Bliss 7 train station. It is open 24 hours! Good pre-prepared foods, good breads and other typical goods.
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Key Food Supermarkets
4602 Queens Boulevard
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This is right across the street from the 46th Street - Bliss 7 train station. It is open 24 hours! Good pre-prepared foods, good breads and other typical goods.
Small Irish grocery and deli with specially prepared foods each day of the week at good prices.
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Butcher Block
43-46 41st Street
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Small Irish grocery and deli with specially prepared foods each day of the week at good prices.
Small Japanese grocery with good selection of products, food, sweets, etc. They also have prepared food for purchase.
Taiyo Foods Japanese Grocery Store
45-50 Locust St
Small Japanese grocery with good selection of products, food, sweets, etc. They also have prepared food for purchase.
Get your coffee and other Mediterranean needs at this great little grocery.
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Parrot Coffee Grocery
4515 Queens Boulevard
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Get your coffee and other Mediterranean needs at this great little grocery.

Shopping

24 hour pharmacy and other products near the 46th Street 7 train station.
Rite Aid
46-12 Greenpoint Avenue
24 hour pharmacy and other products near the 46th Street 7 train station.
24 hour pharmacy and other goods one block from the 40th Street 7 train station.
CVS Pharmacy
41-8 Queens Boulevard
24 hour pharmacy and other goods one block from the 40th Street 7 train station.

Food Scene

A Michelin Bib Gourmand selection, a Korean-fusion restaurant that has an interesting and tasty selection of small plates and meals. Moderately expensive.
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Salt & Fat
41-16 Queens Boulevard
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A Michelin Bib Gourmand selection, a Korean-fusion restaurant that has an interesting and tasty selection of small plates and meals. Moderately expensive.
Delicious and incredibly affordable Peruvian roast chicken. Great to eat in or take out!
Riko Express Café
43-22 Queens Boulevard
Delicious and incredibly affordable Peruvian roast chicken. Great to eat in or take out!
A dumpling joint which also has some other small dishes like noodles and stir frys. Not a large selection, but nice on the go or to take away.
Dumplings & Things
45-26 46th St
A dumpling joint which also has some other small dishes like noodles and stir frys. Not a large selection, but nice on the go or to take away.
Sushi and Japanese restaurant in the area. It's quite delicious but a little on the expensive side depending upon the dishes. At peak times, service can be a bit slow.
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Takesushi
43-46 42nd Street
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Sushi and Japanese restaurant in the area. It's quite delicious but a little on the expensive side depending upon the dishes. At peak times, service can be a bit slow.
Another sushi and Japanese restaurant in the area with a wider selection of cooked foods at a better price.
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Ariyoshi
41-13 Queens Boulevard
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Another sushi and Japanese restaurant in the area with a wider selection of cooked foods at a better price.
Solid Mexican restaurant with decent prices. Nothing too fancy but good.
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de Mole
4502 48th Avenue
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Solid Mexican restaurant with decent prices. Nothing too fancy but good.
In the mood for Mexican sandwiches? Check this place out!
Cemitas El Tigre
45-14 48th Ave
In the mood for Mexican sandwiches? Check this place out!
Not a restaurant, per se, but a quick bite of Colombian food and tres leche cake is a nice pick-me-up.
El Buen Sabor Bakery
4507 Queens Blvd
Not a restaurant, per se, but a quick bite of Colombian food and tres leche cake is a nice pick-me-up.
Sunnyside's version of a gastro pub. Decent brunch specials over the weekend.
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The Dog and Duck
45-20 Skillman Avenue
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Sunnyside's version of a gastro pub. Decent brunch specials over the weekend.
Nice selection of dishes and always well executed.
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Quaint
46-10 Skillman Avenue
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Nice selection of dishes and always well executed.
This is a restaurant and a bar! Brunch is ok and the bar room is large but the screens for sports are a little outdated. Still, not a bad place to check out.
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Sidetracks
45-08 Queens Boulevard
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This is a restaurant and a bar! Brunch is ok and the bar room is large but the screens for sports are a little outdated. Still, not a bad place to check out.
Solid Turkish food in a nice atmosphere. Great kebabs!
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Turkish Grill
4203 Queens Boulevard
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Solid Turkish food in a nice atmosphere. Great kebabs!
Not as posh as the Turkish Grill, but less expensive and good to take out.
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Mangal Kebab
Queens Boulevard
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Not as posh as the Turkish Grill, but less expensive and good to take out.
The Korean chain opens a store in Sunnyside!
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Caffe Bene
41-31 Queens Boulevard
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The Korean chain opens a store in Sunnyside!
Small coffee shop. I think they also do bubble tea and there are some food options. Nothing fancy, but they do offer free Wi-Fi/WLAN.
Ave Coffee
4501 Greenpoint Ave
Small coffee shop. I think they also do bubble tea and there are some food options. Nothing fancy, but they do offer free Wi-Fi/WLAN.
Typical New York pizzeria and decent calzones and rolls. The Italian food is not all that, however. They also sell beer if you eat in!
Lenny's Pizza
44-08 Greenpoint Avenue
Typical New York pizzeria and decent calzones and rolls. The Italian food is not all that, however. They also sell beer if you eat in!
The other nearest pizzeria. Different style of pies and more expensive, but good.
nonnaGina
43-24 Greenpoint Ave
The other nearest pizzeria. Different style of pies and more expensive, but good.
Well known Korean restaurant. This is the sister branch of the original in Flushing, which is actually a lot more fun.
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Sik Gaek
49-11 Roosevelt Avenue
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Well known Korean restaurant. This is the sister branch of the original in Flushing, which is actually a lot more fun.
One of the best diners in the neighborhood. The other is not so good.
BLVD DINER
4311 Queens Boulevard
One of the best diners in the neighborhood. The other is not so good.
Good Korean mandoo and not very expensive in K-town.
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Mandoo Bar
2 West 32nd Street
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Good Korean mandoo and not very expensive in K-town.
Coffee, Korean bakery and K-pop. Not a bad place to chat or take a break.
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Tous Les Jours
31 West 32nd Street
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Coffee, Korean bakery and K-pop. Not a bad place to chat or take a break.
If you're touring the west side, such as the Intrepid Space and Air Museum, this spot is worth checking out for lunch. There are several options from tacos and ramen to tapas.
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Gotham West Market
600 11th Ave
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If you're touring the west side, such as the Intrepid Space and Air Museum, this spot is worth checking out for lunch. There are several options from tacos and ramen to tapas.
Why this mall? The food court in the basement is a feast of different Chinese foods at very reasonable prices.
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New World Mall
136 Roosvelt Ave
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Why this mall? The food court in the basement is a feast of different Chinese foods at very reasonable prices.
If you like hot pot, this is a great place for a meal!
Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, Flushing 小肥羊
136-59 37th Avenue
If you like hot pot, this is a great place for a meal!

Drinks & Nightlife

Fun Irish and sports bar close to the 40th Street 7 train.
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The Courtyard Ale House
40-18 Queens Boulevard
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Fun Irish and sports bar close to the 40th Street 7 train.
Recently renovated and popular bar in the neighborhood near the 40th Street 7 train station.
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Maggie Mae's Bar
4115 Queens Boulevard
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Recently renovated and popular bar in the neighborhood near the 40th Street 7 train station.
On the north side, a cute wine bar with small bites, but not a full menu.
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Claret Wine Bar
4602 Skillman Avenue
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On the north side, a cute wine bar with small bites, but not a full menu.
Another pub with a small backyard. It's a nice Irish bar with a few screens for sports.
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Gaslight
4317 Queens Boulevard
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Another pub with a small backyard. It's a nice Irish bar with a few screens for sports.

Everything Else

If you like Italian-style cookies and pastries, this is a great place to pick them up. Cash only!
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Nita's European Bakery
4010 Greenpoint Avenue
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If you like Italian-style cookies and pastries, this is a great place to pick them up. Cash only!
The largest wine and liquor store in the neighborhood. Great selection of wines and at decent prices for New York.
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Lowery Liquor & Wine Company
4014 Queens Boulevard
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The largest wine and liquor store in the neighborhood. Great selection of wines and at decent prices for New York.
I'm not a practicing Buddhist, but ever since I moved to New York, I stop by this temple on Mott street to get a fortune for $1. It's a little secret that I show my friends.
Eastern States Buddhist Temple
I'm not a practicing Buddhist, but ever since I moved to New York, I stop by this temple on Mott street to get a fortune for $1. It's a little secret that I show my friends.

Sightseeing

People ask me if they should go to the Empire State Building. Go to this rooftop instead and SEE the ESB! Really great views and a nice roofdeck.
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Top of the Rock
30 Rockefeller Plaza
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People ask me if they should go to the Empire State Building. Go to this rooftop instead and SEE the ESB! Really great views and a nice roofdeck.
Small park, but offers free art installations throughout the year. If you go to Eataly, it's worth crossing the street to take a look.
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Madison Square Park
11 Madison Ave
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Small park, but offers free art installations throughout the year. If you go to Eataly, it's worth crossing the street to take a look.
If you like Korean food and karaoke, do a little digging around here for some fun!
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Koreatown
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If you like Korean food and karaoke, do a little digging around here for some fun!
Cheaper than taking the ferry to the Statue of Liberty - it's free! You'll have to snap pics as you go by, but it's still a nice ride.
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Whitehall Terminal
4 Whitehall St
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Cheaper than taking the ferry to the Statue of Liberty - it's free! You'll have to snap pics as you go by, but it's still a nice ride.
I haven't been there yet, but I'm sure the views are stunning.
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One World Observatory
285 Fulton Street
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I haven't been there yet, but I'm sure the views are stunning.

Arts & Culture

Why this TKTS booth instead of Times Square? This one opens at 11:00 AM and has very few people in line.
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TKTS South Street Seaport
190 Front Street
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Why this TKTS booth instead of Times Square? This one opens at 11:00 AM and has very few people in line.
The original discount ticket service, it's still worth going and the line moves relatively quickly. Make sure to check the app first to make sure the ticket to your preferred show(s) are available.
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TKTS Times Square
West 47th Street
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The original discount ticket service, it's still worth going and the line moves relatively quickly. Make sure to check the app first to make sure the ticket to your preferred show(s) are available.
A little hit or miss, this karaoke spot has private rooms and a public bar room, which can be a lot of fun.
Radio Star Karaoke
3 W 35th St
A little hit or miss, this karaoke spot has private rooms and a public bar room, which can be a lot of fun.
The museum opened earlier this year and is a beautiful space. The outdoor decks also have nice views of Manhattan. Friday from 7-10 PM, the museum is pay what you wish and less crowded.
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Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
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The museum opened earlier this year and is a beautiful space. The outdoor decks also have nice views of Manhattan. Friday from 7-10 PM, the museum is pay what you wish and less crowded.
Rotating art exhibits, but the real star is the New York City Panorama from the 1964 World's Fair.
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Queens Museum
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Rotating art exhibits, but the real star is the New York City Panorama from the 1964 World's Fair.
There's so much in terms of art, it's really a must see if you're interested in just about anything! Check metmuseum.org for their exhibitions.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave
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There's so much in terms of art, it's really a must see if you're interested in just about anything! Check metmuseum.org for their exhibitions.
A great little museum if you just want a touch of culture with a focus on New York. mcny.org for more info.
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Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Avenue
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A great little museum if you just want a touch of culture with a focus on New York. mcny.org for more info.
Interest in television and motion pictures? This museum has a great collection of equipment and history, as well as special exhibits and film screenings.
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Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Avenue
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Interest in television and motion pictures? This museum has a great collection of equipment and history, as well as special exhibits and film screenings.