This Cinco de Mayo, eat at three best-kept secrets of Mexican cuisine in Queens
QNS/Photos by Joe DiStefano

Queens has enough Mexican restaurants, tortillerias and taco trucks to last a lifetime. With Cinco de Mayo just a day away, I thought I’d share with you three of my favorite spots: a real deal tortilla factory in Corona, Woodside’s best-kept secret, and the taqueria that ate Jackson Heights. 1. Tortilleria Nixtamal 104-05 47th Ave., […]

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Queens beer lovers on alert: Explore 30+ breweries & bars with new Queens Beer Book
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Beer drinkers of Queens, rejoice! The second annual Queens Beer Book, full of coupons for 31 beers at 31 different beer halls, breweries, restaurants and beer shops in Queens, is now on sale! Our friends at Brokelyn have been doing their smash-hit Brooklyn Beer Books for years now and are coming back to Queens for a second […]

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UPDATE: Department of Buildings disapproves plans for new four-story building in Maspeth
Photo: YIMBY/Rendering by Angelo & Anthony Ng's Architects Studio

The plan exam for a new four-story building in Maspeth was turned down by the Department of Buildings (DOB) on Friday, April 29, according to documents. A DOB representative confirmed that the plans were disapproved due to incomplete plans being filed. The applicant,  Angelo Ng & Anthony Ng Architects Studio, P.C., must now gather the missing documents and […]

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Queens’ Sports Authority stores are staying open despite reports of chain’s complete closure
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Daniel Oines

Sports Authority is down for the count, but not out. Recent reports from Fortune and other media outlets indicate that the sporting goods giant could close down all 463 locations nationwide — including two in Queens — in the near future, much more than the 140 locations they planned on closing back in March, but […]

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Queens’ first female state senator, Toby Stavisky, is going for her ninth term in office
Photo courtesy of state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky

After 16 years in Albany, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky wants to go back for another term. Stavisky officially announced last week her re-election campaign in Forest Hills, surrounded by numerous supporters including Congresswoman Grace Meng and a number of community advocates. Stavisky was first elected to the state Senate in a special November 1999 […]

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