Happy birthday! Middle Village is pretty fly for 200 years old
A trolley outside of the old Niederstein's Restaurant.

Get ready to celebrate Middle Village. This year marks the bicentennial for this Queens neighborhood! Middle Village was originally settled 200 years ago in 1816 and was established as the midway point for travelers going between the bays of Williamsburg and Jamaica, appropriately giving it the name Middle Village. Shortly after the Williamsburg-Jamaica Turnpike opened […]

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CONFIRMED: Forest Hills’ Shake Shack is opening this Thursday
Photo: Instagram/Shake Shack

Burger lovers, brace yourselves because the fourth Queens location of popular burger eatery Shake Shack, in Forest Hills, is set to open its doors on Thursday, May 26, according to a statement from the company. Located at 71-26 Austin St. in Forest Hills, in the former space of the clothing store Strawberry, this standalone location of Shake Shack has been confirmed since November […]

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Spiritual leader of Jamaica Muslim Center will discuss controversial topics of his faith in Forest Hills on Sunday

Only in Queens can individuals learn about Islam in a community center known for its Jewish cultural and educational programs! Imam Shamsi Ali, the spiritual leader of the Jamaica Muslim Center, will talk about the basic teachings and practices of his faith at the Central Queens Y in Forest Hills on Sunday, May 22, at […]

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Why doesn’t a statue of a famous Queens woman replace the sexist Civic Virtue in Kew Gardens?
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The former home of the controversial Civic Virtue statue in Kew Gardens, now in the midst of a long-awaited beautification project, will be rededicated to the women of Queens in the form of a plaque. But some wonder if the site might someday also feature a statue of a prominent woman in the history of […]

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

Do you love articles about Queens food? Sign up for our brand new QNS Foodie Newsletter and receive food-related articles in your inbox every Friday morning. 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 […]

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