What actually divides Queens and Brooklyn? There’s no great wall or border patrol to mark the line between Brooklyn and Queens. The Queens-Brooklyn border issue has been confounding the two boroughs, especially residents of Ridgewood and Bushwick, for hundreds of years.
Choosing an old-school restaurant, café, or bar that’s steeped in history is an easy way to make your Valentine’s Day date special. All of the mom-and-pop businesses we will be highlighting have stood the test of time in a city known for its rapid pace of change. We have included pairings for dinner and drinks/dessert in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. Whether it be a romantic ambiance, delicious specialities, the glow of neon that washes over their facade, hand-painted murals along their interior walls, or a pleasant mix of all of these things, these choices will help make the night a success. — James and Karla Murray Continue Reading ›
Now, the borough of Queens is experiencing a renaissance, with Long Island City and Astoria – one subway stop across the East River from mid-town Manhattan – leading the way. Not only are the views of NYC’s famous skyline second to none, but the area has once again become a center for moviemaking, television production and the arts. Continue Reading ›