August Hot Picks: Catch up on James Patterson, Danielle Steel and Fern Michaels with Queens Library
Photos courtesy of Queens Library

The temperature is cooling down, but things are heating up in the world of literature! Summer might be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean that you can feel the heat. August is bringing a lot of great titles that will keep you on your toes until the very end of the book, which […]

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Pesso’s Italian Ices in Bayside offers satisfaction with each scoop
All QNS photos by Brianna Ellis

Sometimes the only way to beat the heat is to escape into a wonderful world of Italian ices, ice cream and more. Pesso’s Homemade Italian Ices in Bayside has the perfect remedy for your midday meltdown and will surely keep you cool this summer! As we pulled up to the family-owned joint located at 203-20 […]

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Try these 7 sweet Forest Hills ice cream shops to help you cool off
All photos: Ruthie Darling/QNS

In case you haven’t noticed yet, New York City is boiling, and these past few weeks have been a scorcher. With temperatures in the high 80s (or 90s), everyone’s favorite cold treat, ice cream, has been our only solace. If we’re talking the best ice cream places in this city’s best borough, then the number one […]

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Attend these 50 fabulous cheap or free summer events in Queens
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Well, we did it — summer is finally here! What kind of wonderful things will you do in Queens this season? We’ve already shared some excellent local nature destinations, where to find the best craft beer and places to have great outdoor barbecues, so now it’s time for a whole summer’s worth of fantastic events. […]

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Try these 7 decadent frozen desserts made in Queens
All photos: Joe DiStefano/QNS

Summer doesn’t officially begin for another week, but things are already heating up in Queens. Good thing New York City’s most majestic and diverse borough has plenty of sweet frozen treats to cool down with. From old-school classics to new-fangled creations, Queens has everything when it comes to frozen desserts, including in true multicultural fashion […]

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