54-46, that's my number: the Queens thread

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Queens needed a thread to itself, feel like this will mostly just be about food but hey

iatee, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 16:38 (eight years ago) link

dan have you had breakfast at de mole? $5 plates!!! it's becoming hard to justify eating mexican anywhere else w/ de mole's prices

iatee, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 16:39 (eight years ago) link

De Mole breakfast is the BEST deal. And they do killer fresh juices as well. For the record, I was the first person to write a yelp review of De Mole.

Yeah, we can talk about food, or we can talk about the fact that the entire borough has no bookstores except like three Barnes and Nobles and a few that only stock spanish religious texts.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 16:43 (eight years ago) link

that'll be true in the rest of the city within 10 years.

have you been to cafe marlene?

iatee, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 16:44 (eight years ago) link

No, never even heard of it!

dan selzer, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 16:48 (eight years ago) link

Sounds promising for the neighborhood, but I can do without burlesque shows.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 16:49 (eight years ago) link

It's a little silly looking, but that's Queens for you! You can go to hipster places in Williamsburg where the design is totally cool and the food sucks, or you can go to weird euro places in Queens where the food is good!

dan selzer, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 16:51 (eight years ago) link

yeah it looks borderline cheeseball but apparently has good food...haven't actually been yet (tho a read a long online debate by queens people complaining about the coffee prices.) anyway seems like it could potentially be a nice addition to the hood, never really loved aubergine.

iatee, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 16:59 (eight years ago) link

My girlfriend will be happy there's another place to write. Cafescape never cut it, neither did Aubergine. She'd occasionally take the 7 to Communitea or Sweetleaf in LIC.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 17:04 (eight years ago) link

yeah we end up at sweetleaf fairly regularly, it's kinda gigantic after the renovation, seems more like an hipster institution than a cute coffeeshop now.

speaking of long island city, I'm excited that the court square transfer is almost done. I'm sure it will only save like 3 seconds but it looks pretty.

iatee, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 17:49 (eight years ago) link

I would have loved having the escalators when I took that station! The total climb up from the G to the elevated 7 platform is actually like 5-1/2 flights or something!! And invariably the stairs are totally clogged and everyone has to go at the pace of the slowest member of the pack. Suuucks.

go peddle your bullshit somewhere else sister (Laurel), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 17:55 (eight years ago) link

And by "the escalators", I mean, the ones I saw on the proposal sketch that was posted in the station like 2.5 years ago, which is probably the last time I was there.

Still get emails from Court Square Wines & Spirits, though. I should go to a tasting sometime.

go peddle your bullshit somewhere else sister (Laurel), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 17:55 (eight years ago) link

that transfer looks almost done. They were working on it for the 7 months that I commuted from Woodside to Gowanus. Mornings was ok. Take the 7, come down the stairs. Get some breakfast at Sage. Get on an empty G train to brooklyn. Coming home sucked. Take G train to Queens. Climb scares. Walk 2 blocks. Climb more stairs. Get on crowded rush-hour 7 train.

By the way Laurel, your pic on facebook of Schnitzi House inspired me. I had been planning to go to Olympic Pita (though I was confused because I had been to Famous Pita and thought thats where I was going) so I went on sunday and walked around a bit after and saw Schnitzi House. Whoa wtf, are we discussing brooklyn food?

dan selzer, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 17:59 (eight years ago) link

it's gonna be done in march, the stairs and tunnel is all done but they can't open it til the escalators/elevators work

NO BROOKLYN ITT

iatee, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 18:02 (eight years ago) link

anyone been to m. wells?

iatee, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:58 (eight years ago) link

Walked right by Sage last night doing that transfer and was tempted but didn't go in. We may not have a bookstore but we do have an award-winning library system with sevensix-day service, lots of newbooks and nice librarians like Virginia Plain. Actually what is the deal with this bookstore in Astoria: http://www.seaburn.com/Bookstore_Index.htm?

What You Know Is POLLS!: The Orson Welles Poll (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:43 (eight years ago) link

I went in there once, I think they have a greek section. it's pretty old school bookstorey.

iatee, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:47 (eight years ago) link

gf was gonna get her (greek) mom a (greek) book but then realized she would have to buy something completely random as she does not speak greek

iatee, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:48 (eight years ago) link

i miss queens. i hung out there a lot when i had an astorian boyfriend.

what's the best indian food in jackson heights these days?

hauntological-hysteric theater (get bent), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:49 (eight years ago) link

M Wells was GREAT but pricey and a bit limited for non-meat eaters. Went twice for brunch. They're opening for dinner now but it's way high-end. Expensive organ meat dishes and such. We won't be going anytime soon but it's a great addition to the area.

I've never been in Seaburn.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:49 (eight years ago) link

The indian food in jackson heights isn't all that great and is totally inconsistent. Get nepali food at Mustang Thakali Kitchen. Mehfil is pretty big with the Jackson Heights whiteys, but they have a great weekend buffet, better then the joints on 74th st. They have this sweet tomato chutney that kills me.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:51 (eight years ago) link

there was one called ashoka that i used to like; dunno if they're still around or any good anymore.

hauntological-hysteric theater (get bent), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:53 (eight years ago) link

yelp said it closed.

hauntological-hysteric theater (get bent), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:54 (eight years ago) link

less snobby than dan w/r/t indian...anything on 74th seems fine to me. we like dosa place. also end up at jackson diner a lot mostly cause of the cocktails.

iatee, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:56 (eight years ago) link

Delhi Palace is pretty good.

What You Know Is POLLS!: The Orson Welles Poll (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:57 (eight years ago) link

ime jackson diner was never that great, not worth battling the long lines for.

hauntological-hysteric theater (get bent), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:58 (eight years ago) link

I like junky indian ok...but a lot of those places are pretty dire. The good food's all in Iselin, Edison, Hicksville, Jersey City etc.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:58 (eight years ago) link

edison otm

hauntological-hysteric theater (get bent), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:59 (eight years ago) link

I'm one of those awful people who likes anything if it's spicy enough and jackson diner vindaloo is pretty spicy

iatee, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:00 (eight years ago) link

another queens favorite of mine (and some ilxors from FAPs past can attest) was taverna kyclades on ditmars. yum grilled octopus!

http://www.tavernakyclades.com/

hauntological-hysteric theater (get bent), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:05 (eight years ago) link

Holla! My library system actually sort of sucks, but thanks for the shout-out.

Seaburn is either going out of business or renovating. It's a used book store that never has/had anything good in it.

Is Aubergine closed now?

I had a horrible experience at M Wells. I went alone and they made me sit at the "community" table.

Ate at Delhi Palace in Jackson Heights the other day--it's a solid, though unremarkable choice.

Anyone have any good Filipino or other food recs near the Woodside library?

31-45

Virginia Plain, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:08 (eight years ago) link

For the record, I was the first person to write a yelp review of De Mole.

i hope this goes on your tombstone dan

max, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:08 (eight years ago) link

nah aubergine's still open

our favorite place near the library is probably quaint

iatee, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:12 (eight years ago) link

wayyyy better burgers than donovan's

iatee, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:13 (eight years ago) link

i just googled the street where my astoria guy lived and it's gentrified so much!

35-14, i believe? all those buildings look the same.

hauntological-hysteric theater (get bent), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:20 (eight years ago) link

I don't know. On a good day I'll take Donovan's over anybody else. And I have had them at Quaint. I wish they had a larger and more varied menu. Other then that it's a great place. I've been to dinner a few times and always get the roast chicken with gratin potatoes.

Good filipino? I don't know. Payag has gotten mixed reviews. Went once, didn't know what to order, was underwhelmed. Have had breakfast at Engelines, it was good but mostly avoid the places due to low vegetarian friendliness.

Best places around Woodside library...Donovan's obviously, Rico Pan has great cheap empenadas and arepas and other treats. La Flor of course, for breakfast/lunch/brunch. Dinner is good too but more pricey. Rumphool across the street from Donovan's is really good Thai. Not as good as Srip or Chao, but better then anything in Brooklyn!

Cuckoo's Nest for Irish pub grub.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:21 (eight years ago) link

35-14 what? Astoria is a good place to visit to get a meal, but not somewhere I'd want to live. Very euro-trashy! Favorite greek is way up in Ditmars at the very end of queens just across from Astoria park and under the Hellgate bridge...Agnanti Mezze.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:22 (eight years ago) link

roommate always used to suggest fiesta grill for filipino, we never went but it's supposed to be cheap. sorta far from the library though.

iatee, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:23 (eight years ago) link

ditmars.

hauntological-hysteric theater (get bent), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:24 (eight years ago) link

yeah astoria feels way more euro-white than gentrified-white

iatee, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:27 (eight years ago) link

though there are more $$$ restaurants

iatee, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:28 (eight years ago) link

We love Arepas Cafe in Astoria as well. Same basic thing as Caracas but less hipsters and crowds and instead 1 delicious spicy mystery sauce, they have 2 slightly less mysterious delicious sauces.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:30 (eight years ago) link

The only real sign of gentrification, if you read gentrification as affluent white hipsters instead of affluent white euros (or even affluent white midtown office worker types) is Sparrow and maybe that bar that has deep fried pickles, what's it called?

But Astoria has always had certain amounts of gentrification going on, but always from a different angle. Like there's Astoria "hipsters" who all think they're too cool for sceney Williamsburg (actually just jealous!) and you have people from Long Island who work in midtown that figure Astoria is a good compromise. I'm sorry, I can be such an Astoria hater. But my girlfriend and I always play this game about labeling people as "hipsters" or "queens hipsters", which isn't to say a "queens hipster" is just a hipster who lives in queens. It's a totally different breed. For instance we have more in common with your classic brooklyn hipster then with "queens hipsters". Of course we lived in Brooklyn first.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:40 (eight years ago) link

So sad. We are just talking about food. I love Taverna Cyklades--a little more for the atmosphere than the food. It's on Ditmars around 34th St. I like the place near the park for atmosphere, not so much for food.

Best thing to happen to Astoria this year--the reopening of the Moving Image.

Virginia Plain, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:41 (eight years ago) link

I co-started this thread. I can rant about white people if I want!

We'll try Taverna Cyklades. We had a decent meal at Philoxenia 2 years ago.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:45 (eight years ago) link

Astoria is a good place to visit to get a meal, but not somewhere I'd want to live. Very euro-trashy!

This is so lolsy. And true.

go peddle your bullshit somewhere else sister (Laurel), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:46 (eight years ago) link

Astoria is a huge place though. I would say only the 30th avenue area could properly be called euro trashy (and that more so on the weekends). The ditmars area is almost sedate and suburban and the broadway area has more of a mix of Spanish and of course the Steinway area is Egyptian.

Virginia Plain, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 22:10 (eight years ago) link

give me some examples of a "queens hipster."

signed,
brooklyn hipster for most of my life

hauntological-hysteric theater (get bent), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 22:14 (eight years ago) link

Went to Ayada Thai recently, best Thai food I've had in the city.

I really do want to find out what's listed on the section of the Rumphool take-out menu that's only in Thai, though. Every time I look at it, it's like it's mocking me

HPSCHD, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 22:15 (eight years ago) link

I really do want to find out what's listed on the section of the Rumphool take-out menu that's only in Thai, though. Every time I look at it, it's like it's mocking me

find someone on the internet to translate it! l.a. has a restaurant called jitlada that became a big sensation when a diner made a translation project out of the "thai" (non-gringo) menu and shared it with the world.

hauntological-hysteric theater (get bent), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 22:17 (eight years ago) link

I own in Astoria and absolutely do not want them here with the way that shadyass deal was done.

Yerac, Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:42 (six months ago) link

LIC is really on a collision course with reality even without Amazon, but I'm glad they punked out.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:44 (six months ago) link

Will never understand how Bezos blew this Queens move so badly. If he had (a) asked for far fewer tax breaks and (b) pledged $50 million (or whatever) to help fix the subway system, he would've owned New York forever. Robert Moses rose to power by doing *nice* things for people!

— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) February 14, 2019

mookieproof, Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:45 (six months ago) link

good luck being hot dog vendors at Citi Field y'all

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:49 (six months ago) link

the trains are a fucking nightmare

there's some debate about how many cheap shitty jobs they were going to bring and how many high-level fancy pants jobs.

the cheap jobs they say would be opened up to the local housing projects and communities, which sounds nice, but there wasn't going to be that many of those jobs.

the fancy jobs? New York has plenty. Are there a lot of 6 figure coder dudes with skillz who can't find jobs in New York? I work on the same floor as Spotify. My dr's office is the same building as Tumblr. They're all over the fucking place.

Queens doesn't need to attract tech bros to move across country or hemispheres to move into a neighborhood that's already too expensive.

But yeah there are cheap places in queens people can move to.

What would I do with 3 billion dollars in western queens? I'd open up numerous small business incubators to help maintain and keep small industrial start-ups. Which already exist but are having trouble maintaining. Wouldn't that be good for the city?

When Bloomberg started moving the entire city to residential zoning we lost a lot of light industry jobs and people were like whoah, I still live here and now I can't work here, and they moved towards preserving the industrial business zones, like parts of east williamsburg and greenpoint.

Industry City is a success. I think the Navy Yard is finally a happening place. Are they just gentrifying to fancier businesses? The Falchi Building and the Pfizer Building exist. New York wants more of that and cheaper. There's a huge need for certain kinds of specialized light industry/manufacturing emerging in this post-contemporary conformist artisanal world we live in. No they won't create as many jobs as the old factories, but they hire people for manual labor and handicrafts, not just coder bros.

Because so much is based in NY, we'll always have a good amount of those types of companies, but I see more exciting things happening elsewhere, solely because they have the SPACE.

I dunno just thinking.

dan selzer, Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:52 (six months ago) link

After I had given my notice at my last job the department head and I were talking about next things to do in life and I was talking about wine and he was talking about retiring. He did retire, but then went back to Skadden Arps. And now he's at Google! Which is one way to go I guess. We used to share an elevator bank with Sirius radio which was crazy who you would end up being in an elevator with.

Yerac, Thursday, 14 February 2019 19:02 (six months ago) link

I've been seeing a wait for 28 minutes (always 28 minutes) in the evening a lot for the N, W going into Queens.

Yerac, Thursday, 14 February 2019 19:05 (six months ago) link

fwiw iirc part of the new Amazon campus was going to be incubator space iirc fwiw

mick signals, Thursday, 14 February 2019 19:06 (six months ago) link

that was probably just because the location they were taking over from Paxall is ALREADY renting small studios and workspaces out.

yerac have you been to Irving Bottle? My friends opened it in bushwick and I did all the branding/design/signage/wine label for house brand etc.

dan selzer, Thursday, 14 February 2019 19:16 (six months ago) link

I remember seeing the signage you did on fb. It looks great! No, I don't get into brooklyn that often now. I am kind of annoyed that I lived in ewilliamsburg for like 12 years and now all of a sudden things like Brooklyn Steel opens up directly behind my old house.

Yerac, Thursday, 14 February 2019 19:21 (six months ago) link

I don't know from wine but my daughter's best friend's father works at Astoria Park Wine & Spirits and we went and played in kiddie pools in the backyard.

dan selzer, Thursday, 14 February 2019 19:25 (six months ago) link

irving bottle is a nice store! i used to live right by it but am a ridgewood dweller now

adam, Thursday, 14 February 2019 19:52 (six months ago) link

cool. yeah I don't know anything about wine but i've bought some really pretty things there that also happen to taste good.

dan selzer, Thursday, 14 February 2019 20:01 (six months ago) link

astoria has the weirdest selection of wine stores, i think half of them are fronts. One that opened near me is barely stocked and the person working was saying the owner just wanted to open a store in general and duplicates the wine selection from a friend's shop near Ditmars.

Yerac, Thursday, 14 February 2019 20:11 (six months ago) link

But maybe that was also a way to get around NY's weird law about a person can only hold one liquor license in all of the state and must live a certain distance by the site. Which is why you have family members holding the other licenses and there is The Bottle Shoppe and Bottle Shoppe in wburg.

Yerac, Thursday, 14 February 2019 20:22 (six months ago) link

Yeah Irving Bottle looks super nice. It's such a hassle to get places nowadays though. I kind of wish I still had my car here.

Yerac, Thursday, 14 February 2019 20:39 (six months ago) link

Nice to see this thread actually having some activity. FWIW I know nothing about Astoria wine shops. I'm in Forest Hills and usually go to Empire on Queens Blvd because it's walkable from me and has a relatively large selection.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 14 February 2019 23:28 (six months ago) link

I don't think I have ever been to Forest Hills proper, but I used to go to that Trader Joes there maybe every other week when I lived on Maspeth in ewilliamsburg. I just found out that there is a Rosa's Pizza that opened in astoria too.

Yerac, Thursday, 14 February 2019 23:57 (six months ago) link

We just noticed that.

dan selzer, Friday, 15 February 2019 00:25 (six months ago) link

Before the amazon announcement today, I was looking at apt listings in Sunnyside and Jackson Heights because I still prefer those areas to astoria and there were a couple that touted the Amazon HQ2 in the description.lol.

Yerac, Friday, 15 February 2019 00:27 (six months ago) link

I wonder what the realtors will list now? I know, proximity to the 7 line and a quick, seamless 15 minute commute into Manhattan (ha ha).

Virginia Plain, Friday, 15 February 2019 05:08 (six months ago) link

As others have pointed out, all the very worst people of nyc are the main ones upset that there will be no amazon.

Yerac, Friday, 15 February 2019 23:39 (six months ago) link

Anyone going to see Franklin Bruno tomorrow at E77?

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:52 (five months ago) link

Maybe you are going to see him tonight at Laura Cantrell’s gig at Sid Gold’s Request Room.

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:35 (five months ago) link

sounds like a fun set!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 28 February 2019 15:17 (five months ago) link

http://www.grubstreet.com/bestofnewyork/absolute-best-restaurants-in-rego-park-and-forest-hills.html

Was surprised to realize I've tried less than half these places and didn't even know a few of them existed. Can confirm that Nick's Pizza, Net Cost, and Xin Taste are all v good. Knish Nosh too I guess, I just never really feel like eating a knish.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 28 February 2019 15:24 (five months ago) link

nick's pizza + eddie's sweet shop is a devastating combo

adam, Thursday, 28 February 2019 21:36 (five months ago) link

I'm kind of down on Eddie's Sweet Shop tbh. Ice cream is too sweet and service is too slow so that it arrives melting.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 28 February 2019 21:38 (five months ago) link

yeah the quality of the treats is lacking but like barrington levy says the vibes is right

adam, Friday, 1 March 2019 00:08 (five months ago) link

jahn's in jackson heights is also a quality vibes ice cream shop

adam, Friday, 1 March 2019 00:09 (five months ago) link

four months pass...

Brian Charette to hit in forty minutes at the JH Jazz Festival.

Vini C. Riley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 7 July 2019 21:21 (one month ago) link

Sounds great

Vini C. Riley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 7 July 2019 22:08 (one month ago) link

Including guitar player, with whom I have been unfamiliar up until now

Vini C. Riley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 7 July 2019 22:22 (one month ago) link

Matt Chertkoff. Believe he is playing the 8PM show at the Queensboro as well.

Vini C. Riley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 7 July 2019 22:34 (one month ago) link

Been having fun at the Jackson Heights Jazz Festival this week and hope to have some more today on the last day.

Ask Heavy Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 14 July 2019 13:24 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

1. Finally made it to Terraza 7 last weekend for a 3pm kids show by Sonia De La Santos, who Opal is a big fan of. Some of her band are regulars there. What a cool place for sure. A bit nervous having 2 year olds dancing up there on the mezzanine though.

2. Went back to Forest Park for the first time in many many years. First time with Opal. Was great, have no idea why we've been neglecting it. Didn't even realize there was a parking lot over by the carousel. Opal loved the carousel and the train ride and she said "you know what would be a good idea? If I got one of those balloons". We had to disagree with that. Then played in the playground and fountain area by the skate park. Will definitely be taking more advantage of that and make it part of the rotation.

dan selzer, Monday, 5 August 2019 00:31 (one week ago) link

i'm told the forest school on mondays at forest park is a good time for toddlers/kids. haven't taken mine yet as my "work from home" day is friday.

had a great time at the queens county farm museum recently, kiddo loved feeding the goats and running around. also it's 5 minutes from the strip of amazing indian places on hillside ave in floral park. highly recommended. and free!

adam, Monday, 5 August 2019 00:39 (one week ago) link

yeah we've done the farm. Also big fans of the petting zoo that's part of the Queens Zoo in flushing meadows.

dan selzer, Monday, 5 August 2019 00:45 (one week ago) link

yes! paired of course with a trip to lemon ice king of corona.

all good toddler outings culminate in destination food. college point target -> little pepper. jacob riis -> roll n roaster. etc.

adam, Monday, 5 August 2019 00:48 (one week ago) link

TS: roads vs aves

calstars, Monday, 5 August 2019 00:48 (one week ago) link

1. Finally made it to Terraza 7 last weekend for a 3pm kids show by Sonia De La Santos, who Opal is a big fan of. Some of her band are regulars there. What a cool place for sure. A bit nervous having 2 year olds dancing up there on the mezzanine though.

Think that there is some overlap between her project as leader and Cumbia River Band and maybe another Martin Vejarano project as well, Chia’s Dance Party. Was hoping to get over there this weekend to see the Flamenco but didn’t make it. Did stop by briefly earlier in the week when the owner was putting in a new door.

U or Astro-U? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 5 August 2019 01:10 (one week ago) link

also meant to mention, been looking at pools. There's a tiny kids pool in Windmuller park across the street from my house, a real hidden gem, if tiny. But twice now my wife has taken Opal to Fisher Pool in East Elmhurst, a huge kids pool and wading pool that was just redone. A real gem.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 21:26 (one week ago) link

In fact just was reminded that Cumbia River Band will be playing a free show in Travers Park next Sunday evening, I think.

Another Fule Clickin’ In Your POLL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 11 August 2019 22:07 (one week ago) link

I think opal would freak out to see Sonia de los Santos and not here her okay her favorites.

dan selzer, Monday, 12 August 2019 00:32 (six days ago) link

Makes sense.

Another Fule Clickin’ In Your POLL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 12 August 2019 01:11 (six days ago) link

Dan glad you enjoyed forest park, it’s an underloved place in multiple senses. Have had nice times with the kids at that carousel. You should also check out overlook which is a different section of forest park. You can walk from there to some decent eateries in Kew Gardens.

As far as pools, Astoria Park was nice when we went a couple years ago. There’s a coop down the street from us called Birchwood that has a decent outdoor pool and you used to be able to buy day passes but now you have to buy a membership.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 12 August 2019 01:25 (six days ago) link

Queens county farm museum is great too as is queens zoo. Btw the farmers market at the qc farm is really really good although small and I think they run it at least a few days a week. Adam what part of queens are you in again.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 12 August 2019 01:26 (six days ago) link

K (7.5) always says she hates Brooklyn and loves queens, which sort of tickles me.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 12 August 2019 01:27 (six days ago) link

i am in ridgewood, right off fresh pond rd. i used to live right on fresh pond which i do not recommend. you're in forest hills right? we can meet up in middle village in some terrifying trump bar on metropolitan

got some ridiculously good asparagus at that farmers market!

adam, Monday, 12 August 2019 14:24 (six days ago) link

Nowadays on a weekend day might be a nice spot for a queens ilxor meetup -- I've taken the kids there before.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 12 August 2019 21:11 (six days ago) link


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