Queens Plaza

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    The 10 Best Taquerias in NYC

    Like bedfellows and debut albums, we're omnivorous in our tastes, which is why we go to different taquerias for specific tacos -- al pastor here, shrimp tacos there. You want the best cecina? Not here. You have to go to Queens. It is hard to do one thing well, and since a taco has the potential to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Nasty Winter Storm Wreaking Havoc on New York

    It is ugly out there. Winter storm Nika swept into town late last night, bringing with her heavy snow, sleet, freezing rain, traffic jams, public transit delays, and a risk of power outages. The National Weather Service is forecasting accumulations of 4 to 6 inches of snow, and a quarter inch to f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    The 10 Best Bars in Long Island City

    What pops into your mind when you hear "Long Island City"? Maybe you picture less of a neighborhood, more of a character-free yuppie warehouse, where overpaid dullards stack themselves in gleaming condos, sucking the life force from yet another community's jugular. But you'd be wrong. That nonsense ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Street Closures and Construction Embargoes for the New York City Marathon

    The annual New York City Marathon is this weekend, which means any construction work occurring along the route has been suspended until after the race. The Department of Transportation will allow emergency work to go forward, but everything else is kaput until 11:59 p.m. November 3. If you live anyw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    5 Spots for Great Tacos on National Taco Day

    In case you missed it, LA and its surroundings got their undies in a bunch this week after the New York Times published a Hungry City column declaring that NYC could go "mano a mano" with the City of Angels when it comes to tacos.

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Tacos El Vagabondo, a Roving Taco Truck Where Everyone Knows Your Name

    Though it's a roving taco truck, Tacos El Vagabundo's (Queens Plaza at 40th-41st Street, Sunnyside, 347-276-4522) presence in Sunnyside, Queens is abiding. Every night of the week "The Vagabond" parks on Queens Plaza between 40th and 41st Streets, operating as a nighttime rapid-fire hot-line of burr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Free Wi-Fi Coming to Brownsville, Harlem, the Bronx, and Housing Projects in Brooklyn

    On the heels of a report that New York's tech sector grew faster than almost any other city's--becoming the city's second-largest industry this year--comes more good tech news. Mayor Bloomberg announced Monday the city will be rolling out free and public wireless corridors to 10 neighborhoods in D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    A Barbecue Run Through Three Boroughs With Texas Monthly's Daniel Vaughn

    The beef rib at Mighty Quinn's is so big, it must be butchered with a plastic knife. It's not uncommon in barbecue states to do an extreme barbecue run that includes three or four pits in an extended afternoon of gorging, driving, sightseeing, and breaks along the way for bursts of healthful exerc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    On the Eve of Citibike, Remembering the City's Ghost Bikers

    It's a bright, cool Sunday afternoon, and jammed car lines are radiating from Queens Plaza. The N, Q, and 7 trains rattle above intersections. But on the corner of Jackson Avenue and Queens Boulevard, several dozen cyclists have stopped to place flowers in the spokes of a bicycle that's been spray-p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    The MTA's 'Nostalgia Trains' Are Back

    The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will soon be lit, people have been pepper-sprayed (among other things) in their search for inexpensive gifts, and those adorable nostalgia trains, green, just like a sprig of holly under which someone may attempt to kiss you without asking first, are riding the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Owner Says Queens Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz Will Stay For Now, But Not Forever​When owner Jerry Wolkoff originally announced plans to bulldoze Long Island City graffiti mecca, 5Pointz, street artists and hip-hop fans alike were crushed. Over the years, 5Pointz has become a landmark in the world of NYC art as a warehouse dedicated to the cultivation and curation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Report: Most Subway Stops More Crowded Since '98, Some Ridiculously So

    Photo (cc) Runs With Scissors. The Center for an Urban Future's latest New York by the Numbers proves with MTA data what you've probably suspected: most subway stations are more crowded than ever -- especially in the boroughs. A quarter of New York's subway stations saw average weekday ridership in ... More >>

  • Film

    August 27, 2008

    Lincoln Center Honors Charlton Heston

    An apolitical look at the epic hero's oeuvre

  • News

    August 5, 2008

    Woman-on-Woman Rape Claim at Rikers

    New allegation at scandal-ridden jail

  • News

    December 18, 2007

    Do NOT Go Directly to Jail

    Visiting a loved one in Rikers? Good luck.

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2007

    Hellish Commute Part II: The MTA's Evening Update

    The MTA issued the following service update as of 3:45 p.m.: Due to severe flooding throughout the subway system earlier today, there are still extensive delays on some subway lines. We are working to restore full service to all the affected subway lines. Customers are advised when at all possible ... More >>

  • News

    January 25, 2005

    The Deputy Mayor for the Olympics

    For city and glory, Dan Doctoroff seeks Olympic gold at home and abroad

  • News

    January 6, 2004

    The Suicide of Mr. A

    A Mentally Ill Inmate Slips Through the Cracks—Into the Path of a Subway Train

  • News

    July 16, 2002

    From the Cradle to the Street

    Girls as Young As 11 Are Selling Themselves in New York. Stopping Them May Be Difficult, But Helping Them is Almost Impossible.

  • NYC Life

    July 9, 2002
  • News

    September 11, 2001

    Listening to the Arabs of New York

    Immigrants Say They're Caught "Between the Horse and the Horseshoe"

  • News

    December 19, 2000

    Life on the Outside

    After 16 Years in Prison Elaine Bartlett Came Home to a City and a Family She Barely Knew. Freedom Wasn’t at All What She’d Imagined

  • News

    August 8, 2000

    Dotcom Hither

    Silicon Alley Looks to Expand in Bloods' Long Island City