Forest Hills (New York)

  • Voice Choices

    August 27, 2014


    Awk showing love for every artist, every vag

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    June 18, 2014


    Be rugged and outdoorsy, even in the city

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Where to Explore Kosher Central Asian Food in Rego Park

    For those who think of kosher food with the apprehension that jarred gefilte fish deservedly evokes, consider a visit to Rego Park. The neighborhood is home to a substantial population of Bukharians, Jews from Central Asia whose cuisine reflects the cultural blending that occurred along the Silk Roa ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Cheap Drinks at Juke Bar, Point Break, The Abbey, and Dirty Pierre's

    If Valentine's Day is stressing you out -- or you just want to celebrate being single -- happy hour is an excellent relaxation technique. Here's a look at a few place you'll always be sure to find true love for less -- we're pretty sure it's at the bottom of a glass somewhere.

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    June 26, 2013

    Forest Hills Station House Now Serving Beer and Whiskey in Queens

    While some parts of Queens are considered up and coming, Forest Hills has been up for decades. With its historic housing, proximity to Forest Park, and commercial success of Metropolitan Avenue and Austin Street, the neighborhood serves as a sign of desirability for young couples and families lookin ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    Finally, Someone Explains Why Getting from Brooklyn to Queens is the Absolute Worst

    If I want to visit my 81-year-old grandmother in Forest Hills, Queens, from my place in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Google Maps tells me I'm approximately five miles away. What Google Maps doesn't tell me is that in order to get there I will have to fight five krakens in a moat, machete through 18 miles of ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    NYPD Searching for Man Accused of Abusing 10-Year-Old in Queens Library

    The NYPD is asking for the public's help in identifying the man who sexually abused a 10-year-old girl yesterday inside of a Queens Borough Public Library. The incident happened after around 4:00 p.m. yesterday in the Forest Hills, Queens, a neighborhood in the 107th precinct. Authorities don't hav ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Random Ass-Stabbing Leaves Queens Man Bloody, Confused

    We'll spare you the "better watch your ass" puns and get right to the point: there's a random ass-stabber on the loose in New York and he's already claimed one victim.As you can see in the video above, the man in the white shirt walks up to a man in line at a deli in the Forest Hills section of Quee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Neely's, Goodbye to Rockography

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Moran's has shuttered after 25 years in operation just two blocks south of the World Trade Center. Owners Brian and Abby Lydon cited business slowing after 9/11. [DNAInfo] The Carroll Gardens ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Ilonko Krauss, Holocaust Survivor, Hit by Minivan

    ​The local Fox News television reporter puts it like this: "To survive the worst of the worst -- a Nazi death camp! -- and then 70 years later, you're crossing this little street in Queens and you get struck by a car... Well, that's what happened this morning." Basically. Ilonko Krauss was hit ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Fork in the Road's Favorite Ice Cream in New York

    Stu_Spivack/Flickr​ It's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and p ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Women's Lib The Big Loser in King-Riggs Match, Says...a Guy

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 27, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 39 You've come a long way, Bobby by Joe Flaherty Not since the ghastly revelation that Bella Abzug employs a housekeeper has the women's movement suffered such a dark day as September 20, the date of ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    We Want The Airwaves, Baby: 10 Songs About The Ramones

    Joey Ramone would have been 60 years old on May 19. This week, in celebration of the birthday of the Queens-born gone-too-soon punk legend, Sound of the City will run a series of features on his life and his legacy. ​Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery--and whose style has been ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    O Cuomo, All Ye Faithful

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 28, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 52 O Cuomo, all ye faithful by Joanna Mermey "This guy's the hottest piece of flesh in town," political pundit Doug Ireland informed a crowd at the Lion's Head after Mario Cuomo had mesmerized the Vil ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Alan Hevesi's Cheating Heart

    ​Of all the crooked pols we have seen standing in the dock in recent years admitting to felonies on the public purse, it would be hard to find a more unlikely catch than Alan Hevesi. Most scamsters emit some whiff of deceit. For Hevesi's fellow former assemblyman from Queens, Tony Seminerio, ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    The Most Annoying People in Tarnation

    The Annoying Orange is not a person, and sadly, cannot make the list.​"People who spend all day in front of an ATM. Read. Push. Insert. Collect. It's not brain surgery, sweetheart. "People who proudly proclaim their 'pro-life' position except in cases of war, capital punishment, and after a c ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Morning Links: Obama Finishes Gulf Tour; California Man Seeks Bin Laden; Albany Avoids Shutdown

    ​• President Obama will wrap up his stay in the Gulf today after visiting Florida. Tonight he will address the nation from the Oval Office to reassure us that the Gulf "will return to normal" and that BP will pay. Tomorrow, he'll meet with BP. [ABC News]

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    June 9, 2010

    13 Worst Restaurant Names in NYC

    ​Everyone agrees that names are getting harder and harder to come by, as the restaurant population increases and the pool of viable names dries up. We've seen some doozies in the last few years, and one of the worst trends has been generic restaurant names, whereby new places are called Kitche ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Taberna; Goodbye to Bar Blanc Bistro

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Bar Blanc Bistro (formerly just Bar Blanc), tried to reinvent itself with a modified name and new chef last year. Now, it has announced it has closed and Sebastian Zijp has gone, but promises t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    The MTA's Great Subway Sign and Map Change: The Art Class and The Thievery

    ​The New York Times notes this morning that a whole bunch of signs and maps are going to have to get switched out because a whole bunch of changes are happening to the subway system. Because despite having the $400M for hyperawesome fancy new Kawasaki-designed subway cars, we had to cut servic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Have You Seen... Queens Mostly-Masked Robbers

    This crew had a December armed robbery spree in Queens, hitting a mini-mart in Ozone Park on the 9th, a car care center in Bellerose on the 10th, a 7-11 in Kew Garden Hills on the 19th, an a grocery in Forest Hills on the 21st. In this last instance, one of the robbers forgot to pull his mask dow ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    It's Friday afternoon, and time to look back fondly on the best posts the week had to offer: We ranked Our 10 Best Beers. Ratha Chau shared his thoughts on the new Norry at Kampuchea, the Asian sandwich craze, and one Michael 'Bao' Huynh.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Vegetarian (and Vegan) Delights of NYC: Mousabaha at Wafa's in Forest Hills

    ​Also spelled "musabaha," mousabaha is a wonderful Lebanese dish that naturally falls into the vegan category of culinary endeavor. The mousabaha at Wafa's--a six-month-old Lebanese spot on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills--is transcendent, a piquant stew of chickpeas, tomatoes, and eggpla ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Tierra Sana in Forest Hills Down for the Count

    ​ Food only a colorblind person could love. Fork in the Road friend Joe DiStefano called a few minutes ago to report that Tierra Sana, a place I reviewed in this blog three months ago, was shuttered. "That awful health food spot in Forest Hills has been seized by the City Marshall. While I ha ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Have You Seen... Flushing 7-11 Robbers

    A couple of guys hit a 7-11 at Metropolitan Avenue near Continental Avenue in Flushing* around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday. They robbed the store and the clerks. The picture probably isn't much help. Nonetheless if you have information as to these men or this incident, NYPD asks you to contact 1-800-57 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    Another Friday, another roundup of our favorite posts from this past week. Back on Monday--in full force! We sampled Yellow Blue's wine in a box and liked it. In our continued quest to sample the strangest snacks of the world, we tasted Walkers Smoky Bacon Potato Crisps. We got the early word on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    The Early Word--Tierra Sana in Forest Hills

    Tierra Sana is a new vegetarian restaurant in Forest Hills, Queens that describes itself as a Tribal Kitchen, and loudly admonishes you to "Choose Health." The dining room opens onto the Queens Boulevard access road and faces the sun, and it would be a great dining room if it weren't for its coffee- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Strange Snacks of the (Dog) World--A FITR Special Investigative Report

    The doggie cannoli, a treat your dog won't want to miss (click to enhance the revoltingness) Fork in the Road strolled into a pet store in Forest Hills recently, intent on watching some puppies cavort in their cages. What we found, in addition to the usual rawhide bones and Scooby snacks, were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    How Do You Spell G-U-T-B-O-M-B?--Eddies Sweet Shop

    This Star Wars fan selected a sundae of chocolate ice cream topped with hot fudge, marshmallow syrup, and M & M's. Quick! Click on it before it melts! Founded in 1909, and looking every year its age, Eddies Sweet Shop in Forest Hills is one of the city's great ancient ice cream parlors. They mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007

    Priceless: Bedikah Cloths

    Welcome to an all-new and incredibly classy feature on Threadster, Priceless, in which we scour Craigslist's free board for the city's most inexplicable deals. First up, free bedikah cloths: Kosher bedikah cloths Come pick them up whenever 917.822.7706 Oh, what's a bedikah cloth? It's the v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    Parks Department Seizes Bikes--That's Not Green!

    A Parks department truck filled with bikes. Photo by: Lauren Philson: By Harry Bruinius In the decades since Robert Moses smashed an expressway through the Bronx (and nearly Soho) and made Manhattan’s island waterfronts a congested loop of tailpipes and blaring horns, New York has not been the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2005

    The Wealth of Districts

    "The rich are different from us," F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, according to Ernest Hemingway (even though it didn't actually happen that way). "Yes," answered Hemingway in the tale. "They have more money." Whoever said it, the statement about rich versus poor is as true in 2005 New York City Counc ... More >>

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    May 31, 2005

    And Don't Forget . . .

    Ten champions from previous lists that retain their culinary glory

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    April 2, 2002


    Marking the Identity of an Original Rock and Roll Group of 1975

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    July 21, 1998

    Non-drag Queens

    One-bedroom apartment with basement office in row house

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