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Exploring the Western Queens waterfront

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First month at the LIC Flea, pg. 14

Yoga by the river, pg. 24

Room with a view , pg. 28


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Dear Western Queens, BORO is here to be your guide for everything in your own backyard. The list of places to see, experience and discover in Western Queens is basically endless, especially during the summer. As soon as you think you’ve seen it all there’s something new to take advantage of. In this issue we are giving you some great places to visit this summer. Many are along the waterfront so you can take in the best views of the City, while enjoying all that Queens has to offer. Staying in Queens is not only convenient, but a great way to give back to your local neighborhood businesses whether a restaurant or local vendor at the new LIC Flea. With the June rains hopefully behind us BORO wishes all our readers a bright summer! Josh josh@boromag.com

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A Guide To Waterfront Parks

FEATURES 6 EXPLORE YOUR BORO A guide to waterfront parks

8 FOOD

Astor Bake Shop’s pie-eating contest

14 EXPLORE YOUR BORO

The LIC Flea as a riverfront crossroads

24 BODY & SOUL

Summer outdoor yoga by the river

28 REAL ESTATE

6 great new spots to live

32 THE ARTS

The Wish Tree at Socrates Sculpture Park

36 NIGHTLIFE & ENTERTAINMENT An interview with One Hot Second

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6 Great New Spots To Live

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Western Queens Story Meg Cotner

One of the nicest parts about living in this western swath of Queens is the proximity to the waterfront parks on the East River shore. There are a total of six in Astoria and Long Island City: Ralph Demarco Park, Astoria Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, Rainey Park, Queensbridge Park, and Gantry Plaza State Park. Each park has a unique character, but all provide a place to hang out, relax, and spend time near the water.

Hell Gate Bridge as seen from Astoria Park

Ralph Demarco Park

This is the northernmost of the waterfront parks, named after community leader Ralph Demarco, who felt a park like this would improve the lives of all Astorians. Some think it’s just an extension of neighboring Astoria Park, but it’s a park in its own right, lining the shoreline between Ditmars and 20th Avenue. It provides a beautiful walk along the waterfront on a mixed-use bike/pedestrian lane leading eventually to a seating area with trees and views of the water. Shore Blvd. between Ditmars Blvd. and 20th Avenue

Astoria Park

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River Greenway, baseball fields, handball courts, a picnic area and more. The seawall is currently under reconstruction, too. The views of the bridge are pretty cool, and the park is a peaceful place in the neighborhood. Vernon Blvd. between the Queensboro Bridge and 40th Avenue

Gantry Plaza State Park

This is the biggest park in LIC, spanning 12 acres along the waterfront with views of the UN and Empire State building. The iconic Pepsi Cola sign gleams at the north end, and the park has also served as a location for film and television productions. Gantry Park has something for everyone – a waterfront boardwalk, playgrounds for kids, built-in lounge chairs and hammocks, shady trees, manicured gardens and piers. You’ll even see people here fishing in the East River.

Shore Drive along the East River

home to the footprint of two bridges, the Triborough/RFK and Hell Gate. Summertime brings a film series, fireworks show and concerts. The old diving pool will transform into a performance venue, so watch for that.

Center Blvd between 50th Avenue and Anable Basin

gantry plaza state park

19th Street between Astoria Park South and Ditmars Blvd.

Socrates Sculpture Park

This beautiful park used to be a dump – literally. In 1985, artist Mark di Suvero led the community to restore the site, eventually turning it into what it is today - a green space in which to display large scale art works. Also, it’s located near the confluence of the Harlem and East Rivers. The park hosts a Saturday greenmarket ( June-November), international outdoor summer cinema series, free yoga and pilates classes and stunning Manhattan views. Vernon Blvd. between Broadway and 30th Drive

Rainey Park

This green oasis was once called “one of the prettiest parks in the system” by a former Parks commissioner. It has rolling lawns, lots of trees, lovely views and a seriously awesome modern playground. The design was inspired by the Japanese artist Isamu Noguchi, whose studio (now the Noguchi Museum) is around the corner. The Queens East River Greenway goes right through it, too. It was named after Dr. Thomas Rainey, who believed in building a bridge between LIC and Manhattan. Vernon Blvd. between 34th Avenue and 33rd Road

Queensbridge Park

This park is named after the Queensboro Bridge, the bridge the aforementioned Dr. Rainey pressed for, which defines the park’s southern end. Park views look onto neighboring Roosevelt Island’s green space. Queensbridge Park is home to a leg of the Queens East

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On Sunday, June 30th, the Astor Bake Shop celebrated its third birthday with its third annual Pie Eating Contest, sponsored by DeZaan Gourmet chocolates. Contestants in three divisions (men, women & juniors) competed to be the quickest to devour an entire 1½-pound chocolate cream pie using only their mouths. Lawyer Maria Tihin took the women’s title with a time of 7:36. Rodrigo Serna, Jr.—an IT bank technician—took not only his category, but the grand prize, with a winning time of 6:13 minutes. Raul Gonzalez won the junior category by default, with no other competitors registered, allowing him to take home the pie to enjoy at his leisure. The winners received crystal trophies and $50 gift cards, with each participant taking home a medal and an ABS T-shirt.

George McKirdy, whose resume includes TriBeCa Grill, Butter, Nobu and Café Boulud. While his gourmet desserts elevate cakes, pies and tarts to some of the most exquisite and delicious around (famous treats include the Ast-Oreos, macarons, and Christmas yule logs), guests have also come to love the selection of savory dishes, sandwiches, brunch entrees, and especially the Astor Burger—one of the most heralded burgers in the neighborhood, best accompanied by a side of herbed French fries and a glass of homemade salted lemonade. Astor Bake Shop | 12-23 Astoria Blvd, Astoria | (718) 606-8439 | astor-bakeshop.com

The gluttonous games were emceed by Chocolatina, drag queen, pastry chef, and author of children’s book, “Tina Cocolina: Queen of the Cupcakes”. The bake shop was bursting with spectators, who were treated to complimentary mini chocolate cream pies and the music of the Queens-based instrumental trio, the Lucky Tones. Astor Bake Shop is the first independent location of the pastry divinations of Chef

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explore your boro Wouldn’t it be a perfect summer day in New York City if there were a single destination where a family or group of friends could laugh in the wind on a ferry ride that docks at the most exciting piers in the city, hop aboard a free air-conditioned shuttle to visit an outdoor market where they could savor brunch in the open air, do some weekend shopping, grab an icy dish of sorbet or handshaken lemonade with fresh berries and mint, take an afternoon river kayaking trip, create art in an outdoor sculpture garden, share an artisan pizza or devour sliders from an old-fashioned barbecue smoker, take a stroll through the park, and pose for photos under an iconic billboard overlooking the NYC skyline—all of that within just a tenminute walking radius? For decades, Long Island City has been an epicenter of the arts, waterfront parks, and unique cuisine, but

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now the LIC Flea & Food offers a common gathering place ideal for combining each of the elements that make this neighborhood one of the most vibrant in the city. The best part is you can easily do it all without breaking the bank. As a partner with LIC Flea & Food, the East River Ferry—which recently celebrated its second year of service on June 25th—offers visitors transportation from Midtown, Wall Street, Williamsburg, Dumbo, Greenpoint, and Governors Island, all arriving in Long Island City every half hour. Single rides are $4, or just an extra dollar to bring along a bicycle. They even offer hop-on-hop-off passes for just a few bucks more. Schedules and maps are available at www.eastriverferry. com, and there’s even a smart phone app called NY Waterway.

From the ferry terminal, a complimentary air conditioned shuttle transports visitors directly to LIC Flea & International Food Bazaar at 5-25 46th St, where families can engage in art activities, enjoy local musicians and DJs, nosh on artisan treats and shop for collectibles, artwork, home furnishings, fashion and antiques from a rotating selection of over 90 vendors featured each weekend from 10a.m. to 6p.m. And when the heat grows too sweltering and a jump in the river suddenly seems enticing, head to the north end of the market where free kayaking is available throughout the summer via the volunteer-based LIC Boathouse. Just down the street at 31st Ave and Vernon Blvd, free paddling will be available this month on July 3 (6PM), 13 (1PM), 14 (1PM), 17 (6PM), 28 (1PM), & 31 (6PM). Check out the full summer schedule at www.licboathouse.org.


Following an afternoon on the East River, refuel and recharge at the market on wood-fired Neapolitan pizza from Manducatis Rustica, a 12hour smoked brisket sandwich from Butcher Bar or a scoop of cucumber melon sorbet from local favorite, Malu. For a formal indoor dinner, Vernon Boulevard is just a block away, where old time Main Street U.S.A. magically collides with Long Island City’s sparkling contemporary waterfront, framed by Gantry Plaza just down the street. It boasts pristine piers, lounging chairs, weeping willows, playgrounds, and the glowing iconic Pepsi billboard, just one of hundreds of picturesque vantage points for views of the Manhattan skyline. Also nearby are Socrates Sculpture Park with an outdoor green market and free yoga classes (www.socratessculpturepark. org), one of the country’s oldest and largest collections of contemporary and experimental art at MoMA P.S. 1 (www. momaps1.org), or the showcase of the artwork of renowned Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi at the Noguchi museum (www.noguchi.org). Long Island City is also rich with theater, improv, comedy, music, restaurants, lounges, dog parks, galleries, studios and hidden treasures tucked between an uncanny marriage of the New York City of yesterday and the waterfront cultural center of tomorrow. With LIC Flea & International Food Bazaar as a crossroads, come for the market, and return weekly over the summer to discover miniature escapes from the workweek, all eclectically packaged in one of New York’s most vibrant neighborhoods.

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MAP IT DIRECTORY Restaurants (a,4) 115 alewife (718) 937-7494

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MexiBBQ (c,2) (718) 626-0333 37-11 30th Ave, Astoria www.mexiqny.com Mezze Place (B,2) (718) 777-2829 31-18 Broadway, Astoria www.mezzeplace.com

5-14 51st Ave, LIC www.alewifequeens.com

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Aliada (b,2) (718) 932-2240 29-19 Broadway, Astoria

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Ornella Trattoria Italiana (B,1) (718) 777-9477 29-17 23rd Ave, Astoria www.ornellatrattoria.com

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Ovelia (B,2) (718) 721-7217 34-01 30th Ave, Astoria www.ovelia-ny.com

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Penthouse808 (A,3) (718) 289-6118 8-08 Queens Plaza South, LIC www.penthouse808rooftop.com

Astor room (C,2) (718) 255-1947 34-12 36th St, Astoria www.astorroom.com Bareburger (b,2) (718) 777-7011 33-21 31st Ave, Astoria (718) 204-7167 23-01 31 St, Astoria www.bareburger.com

Brick Oven (B,1) 105 Basil (718) 204-1205

28-17 Astoria Blvd, Astoria www.basilbrickoven.com

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Bear (a,2) (917) 396-4939 12-14 31st Ave, Astoria www.bearnyc.com

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Malu (A,4) (718) 729-6258 12-09 Jackson Ave, LIC www.amomandpopshop.com

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Sweetleaf (A,4) (917) 832-6726 10-93 Jackson Ave, LIC www.sweetleaflic.com

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Queens Kickshaw (c,2) (718) 777-0913 40-17 Broadway, Astoria www.thequeenskickshaw.com

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Burger Club (b,2) (718) 777-7788 32-02 30th Ave, Astoria www.burger-club.com

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Rèst-âü-Ránt (B,2) (718) 729-9009 30-01 35th Ave, Astoria www.rarbarlic.com

Burger Garage (B,3) (718) 392-0424 25-36 Jackson Ave, LIC www.theburgergarage.com

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S Prime Steak House (c,2) (718) 707-0660 35-16 36th St, Astoria www.sprimenyc.com

Butcher Bar (c,2) (718) 606-8140 37-08 30th Ave, Astoria www.ButcherBar.com

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Cavo (C,2) (718) 721-1001 42-18 31st Ave, Astoria www.cavoastoria.com

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Shi (a,4) (347) 242-2450 4720 Center Blvd, LIC www.eatdrinkshi.com

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Café Bar (C,2) (718) 204-5273 32-90 36th St, Astoria www.cafebarastoria.com

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Skinny’s (a,4) 718-806-1068 47-05 Center Blvd, LIC

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Café via espresso (C,1) (718) 545-3290 2409 Steinway St, Astoria www.cafeviaespressoastoria.com

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Stove Restaurant and Bar (C, 1) (718) 956-0372 45-17 28th Ave, Astoria www.stoveastoria.com

Sage General Store (b,4) (718) 361-0707 24-20 Jackson Ave, LIC www.sagegeneralstore.com

Sugar Freak (C,2)

116 (718) 726-5850

36-18 30th Ave, Astoria www.sugarfreak.com

DiWine (C,2) (718) 777-1355 41-15 31st Ave, Astoria www.diwineonline.com

123 (718) 937-2900

El Ay Si (A,4) (718) 389-8781 47-38 Vernon Blvd, LIC www.elaysi.com

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THYMARI (b,2) (718) 204-2280 32-07 34th Ave, Astoria www.thymari.com

Fatty’s (B,1) (718) 267-7071 2501 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria www.fattyscafenyc.com

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Il Bambino (C,2) (718) 626-0087 34-08 31 Ave, Astoria www.ilbambinonyc.com

Vesta (a,2) (718) 545-5550 2102 30th Ave, Astoria www.vestavino.com

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leng thai (b,2) (718) 956-7117 33-09 Broadway, Astoria www.lengthainewyork.com

william hallet (c,2) (718) 269-3443 36-10 30th Ave, Astoria www.williamhallet.com

108 (718) 932-3331

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LIC Market (B,4) (718) 361-0013 21-52 44th Dr, LIC www.licmarket.com

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Linn (B,2) (718) 204-0060 2913 Broadway, Astoria www.linnrestaurant.com

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Locale (b,2) (718) 729-9080 33-02 34th Ave, LIC www.localeastoria.com

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Manducatis Rustica (A,4) (718) 937-1312 46-3 Vernon Blvd, LIC www.manducatisrustica.com

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Testaccio (a,4)

47-30 Vernon Blvd., LIC www.testacciony.com

Winegasm Bar and Eatery (c,2) 31-86 37th Rd, Astoria www.winegasmeatery.com Yajai (b,2) (718) 956-9559 33-16 30th Ave, Astoria www.yajaithaifood.com Bugatti Café Astoria, NY 11106 (718) 626-1115

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LIC: living (A,4) (718) 361-5650 535 51st Ave. LIC

Portalia Ristorante (b,2) (718) 545-3500 35-03 Broadway, Astoria www.portalianyc.com

37-15 30th Ave, Astoria www.pitapanny.com

29-03 Broadway, Astoria

28-07 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

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Pita pan (c,2)

Bread Box Cafe (A,4) (718) 389-9700 4711 11th St, LIC www.breadboxcafelic.com

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Bakeries

Inside Astoria (C,1)

47 (718) 956-4000

49 www.loveday31.com

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LIC NY 11101 www.sagegeneralstore.com

babyNOIR (B,1) (646) 470-4728,

23rd Ave, Astoria 45 26-16 www.babynoir.net

Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company (718) 777-1121 36-14 30th Ave, Astoria www.bkbagel.com (C,1) 35-09 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria (C,1) 36-14 30th Ave, Astoria (C,2) 35-05 Broadway, Astoria

Queens Comfort (c,2) 718-728-2350 40-09 30th Ave, Astoria www.queenscomfort.com

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Sage General Store (718) 361-0707

132 24-20 Jackson Ave.

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Grill (B, 2) 117 Carioca (718) 606-1329

29-20b 23rd Ave, Astoria www.beliefnyc.com

http://www.arepascafe.com

109 (718) 204-1633

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Belief (B,1)

44 (718) 721-4444

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Brick Cafe (B,2) (718) 267-2735 30-95 33rd St, Astoria www.brickcafe.com

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130 2119 Broadway, Astoria

Astor Bake Shop (a,2) (718) 606-8439 12-23 Astoria Blvd, Astoria www.astor-bakeshop.com

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CAFE (B,2) (B,1) 129 AREPAS (718) 937-3835

Honoo Grill & Noodle 33-06 Ditmars Blvd Astoria, NY 11105 (718) 606-0653 www.honoo33.com

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Astoria Bier & Cheese (C,2) (718) 545-5588 34-14 Broadway, Astoria

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Astoria Park Wine and Spirits (b,1) 28-07 24th Ave, Astoria www.astoriaparkwineandspirits.com

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Astoria wine and spirits (C,2) (718) 545-9463 3412 Broadway, Astoria www.astoriawines.com

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Food Cellar (A,4) (718) 606-9786 4-85 47th Rd., LIC www.foodcellarandco.com

Shops Apollo Gallery (C,2)

Loveday 31 (B,2) (718) 728-4057 3306 31st Ave, Astoria

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Site (C,2) (718) 626-6030 35-11 34th Ave, Astoria www.sitenyc.com

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City Vet (A,4) (718) 433-1334 45-44 Vernon Blvd, LIC www.cityvetnyc.com

Pets

Steinway Court Vet (c,2) (718) 728-2822

Steinway, Astoria 52 32-14R www.steinwaycourtvet.com LIC VET CENTER (A,4)

130 (718) 255-6514

48-18 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City www.longislandcityvet.com

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Floresta (A,4) (917) 612-4446 51-02 Vernon Blvd, LIC 4-85 47th Rd, LIC www.florestanyc.com/blog NYC FARM CHIC Flowers

75 www.nycfarmchicflowers.com Petals and Roots (B,2) (718) 267- 1700 31-27 31st St, Astoria

121 www.petalsandroots.com

104 (718) 786-7590

34-10 36th Ave, Astoria

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Ark locksmith 24/7 Service (c,2)

114 (718) 932-LOCK (5625) 30-10 37th st, Astoria www.Astorialocksmith.com

Anthea Yoga&Healing Arts center (c,2) 34-01 45th Street, Astoria www.antheacenter.com

Astoria Center of Israel

CKO Kickboxing (C, 1) (347) 669-0494

30-16 30th Ave, Astoria www.drpagonismd.com

www.ckoastoria.com

Club Fitness (b,2)

545-0004 42 (718) 31-11 Broadway, Astoria

347-670-4376 hero@iamhero.net | www.iamhero.net

CROSSFIT Dynamix Gym (C,1) (718) 606-0381

76 36-05 20th Ave, Astoria

3403 Broadway, Ste. 200, Astoria www.mpnfirm.com

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RCN (A,3) Digital TV and High-Speed Internet Services 33-16 Woodside Ave, LIC (212) 842-7981 www.rcn.com/boromag Tuck-It-Away Storage (B, 3)

519-8282 122 (718) 37-19 Crescent Street, Astoria

Seek Fitness (B,1)

924-9004 78 (347) 27-18 23rd Ave, Astoria PNT Fitness (A,4)

396-5809 79 (347) 10-68 Jackson Ave, LIC Tightan Gym (718) 274-1606

Vardiman Eyewear (c,2)

62 (718) 204-5037

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34-18 Broadway, Astoria www.vardimaneyewear.com

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Video Express (c,2)

63 (718)626-0846

3408 30th Ave, Astoria

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Blue Bird Child Care 25-58 48th St

129 Astoria, NY 11103

(347) 832-0103 www.bluebirdchildcareastoria.com

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Super Nova Tattoos (c,1) 38-01 23rd Ave, Astoria www.supernovatattoo.com

Beauty Gigi Salon (c,2)

71 (718) 777-7755

34-17 30th Ave, Astoria www.gigistylingstudio.com Primp AND Tease SALON (a,4)

72 (718) 472-2001

5-02 50th Ave, LIC

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Redken Saloon (c,2) (718) 956-3366 36-17 30th Ave, Astoria www.redkensaloon.com

STYLE Hair Salon (c,1) 131 MIX (718) 274 2153

22-05 35th Street, Astoria

Astoria, NY 11106 Phone: 718-706-5750 www.apacny.org

Laguardia Performing Arts Center (C,3) (718) 482-5151

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ReisStudios (A,3) “An international community of established & emerging artists” (718) 570-3663 43-01 22nd St, LIC www.ReisStudios.com

www.laguardiaperformingarts.org

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Break (B,2) (718) 777-5400

83 3204 Broadway, Astoria www.break-ny.com

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Brick Bar (B,2) (718) 267-2735 30-95 33rd St, Astoria www.brickcafe.com

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Domaine Wine Bar (A,4) (718) 784-2350 50-04 Vernon Blvd, LIC www.domainewinebar.com

Real estate Beaudoin Realty Group (A,4)

105 (718) 505-9220

21-54 45th Ave, LIC www.beaudoinrealtor.com Modern Spaces (a,4) (718) 784-1110

101 10-63 Jackson Ave, LIC 47-42 Vernon Blvd, LIC 29-20 23rd Ave, Astoria www.modernspacesnyc.com

Fargo Home Mortgage (c,2) 103 Wells (718) 310-4303 3501 30th Ave, Astoria www.wfhm.com

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Tattoo shops 67 (718) 274-5712

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Kaufman Astoria Studios (C,2) (718) 706-5300 34-12 36th St, Astoria www.kaufmanastoria.com

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2919 24th Ave, Astoria www.bohemianhall.com

UNDERPENNY (A,4) (917) 517-1492 10-13 50th Ave, LIC

Astoria Performing Arts Center @ Kaufman Astoria Studios (c,2)

Noguchi Museum (A,2) (718) 204-7088 9-01 33rd Rd, Astoria www.noguchi.org

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden (B,1)

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Ravel (a,3)

Z NYC Hotel (a,3) (212) 319-7000 11-01 43rd Ave, LIC www.zhotelny.com

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The Yoga Room (C,2) (718) 274-0255 38-01 35th Ave, Astoria (718) 786-7962 (A,4) 10-14 47th Rd, LIC www.the-yoga-room.com

Nightlife / bars

Ten10 Studios (A,4) (917) 449-9539 10-10 47th Rd, LIC www.ten10studios.com

www.licsb.com

Flushing Town Hall (718) 463-7700 x 222 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing www.flushingtownhall.org

Museum of the Moving Image (c,2) (718) 784-0077 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria www.movingimage.us

Rejuvenate face and body (B,1) (718) 626-4434 26-17 23rd Ave, Astoria www.Rejuvenatenyc.com

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LIC School of Ballet (B,3) 44-02 23rd st. Studio 216

113 31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC

Spas

Socrates Sculpture Park (A,2) (718) 626-1533 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Astoria www.socratessculpturepark.org

127 LIC, NY. 11101

57th St and 7th Ave, NY www.carnegiehall.org

Yoga Agora (B,2) (718) 626-0680 33-02 Broadway, 2nd Fl, Astoria www.YogaAgora.com

(347) 639-0489 www.simplyfitastoria.com

66 (718) 289-6101

8-08 Queens Plaza South, LIC www.ravelhotel.com

Carnegie Hall

107 (212) 247-7800

Simply Fit

The Renaissance Event Hall (A,1) (718) 274-4590 27-34 21st St, Astoria www.renaissanceofastoria.com

Hotels

www.asfa-dancestudio.com

Astoria Blvd 126 37-16 Astoria, NY 11103

events FOUNDRY (a,3) (718) 786-7776 42-38 9TH St, LIC www.thefoundry.info

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Astoria fine arts dance (c,1)

www.tightan.com

www.tuckitaway.com

44-02 23rd St, LIC www.secrettheatre.com

5 Pointz (B,4) (317) 219-2685 45-46 Davis St, LIC www.5ptz.com

247-0740 100 (718) 38-01 23rd Ave, Astoria

www.pntfitness.com

60 31-21 31st St, Astoria

The Secret Theatre (B,3)

31-06 35th St, Astoria www.gabrieleperici.com

www.seek-fitness.com

SCULPTURECENTER (B,3) (718) 361-1750 44-19 Purves St, LIC www.sculpure-center.org

110 (718) 392-0722

the art house (c,2)

www.dynamixgym.com

MPN Law Firm (C,2)

57 (718) 777-0400

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112 (516) 724-1562

www.clubfitnessny.com

Hero computer repair nyc

56 Apple/Mac Computer Repair Specialist

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120 40-06 Astoria Blvd, Astoria

Dr. Panagiotis Pagonis, M.D. (b,2)

77 (718) 278-0300

Tantra Lounge (b,2) (718) 937-4574 35-50 31st St, Astoria www.Tantraloungenyc.com

Art

58 (718) 606-0049

119 (718) 278-2680

27-35 Crescent Street, Astoria www.astoriacenter.org

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Laughing Devil (a,4)

68 (347) 913-3845

4738 Vernon Blvd, LIC www.laughingdevil.com Mosaic Cafe and Lounge (B,1) (718) 728-0708

111 25-19 24th Ave, Astoria www.mosaicnyc.net

Raven Head Public House (C,2)

777-7565 43 (718) 3804 Broadway, Astoria

www.ravenheadpublichouse.com Studio Sq. Beer Garden (C,3)

383-1001 88 (718) 35-33 36th St, Astoria

www.studiosquarenyc.com Sweet Afton (C,2)

89 (718) 777-2570

30-09 34th St, Astoria www.sweetaftonbar.com

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BODY & SOUL

Shall we yoga at the river? Story HAYLEY BRIDGEWATER

Find yourself shopping at a green market, street fair or the LIC Flea to get outside this summer? Maybe hosting a cookout, picnic or stoop hang? Perhaps concerts and films on a lawn or a lazy beach day is more your style? Whatever it may be, the sunny days and breezy evenings of July find us desperate for adventure beyond four walls. This feeling carries over into our fitness routines as well, if the increase in runners, cyclists, skaters and kayakers is any indication. For me, I can think of no better communion than outdoor yoga. And I am not alone. Here is a roundup of just a few of the locations to experience the vibrant and active outdoor yoga presence in Western Queens, harmonizing mind, body, and nature in perfect balance.

SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK Located at 32-05 Vernon Blvd (at the intersection of Broadway and Vernon Blvd.) in Long Island City, this waterfront park has a long history of hosting outdoor yoga practice. Nestled amongst beautiful trees and inspiring works of art, classes are led by certified Kripalu instructor Monique Schubert and (for the month of July) a team of guest instructors. Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation. Classes are free and suitable for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or a towel. Yoga is offered every Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting, May 11-September 29, 2013. Saturdays: 9:30 - 10:30 am & 11:00am-12:00pm Sundays: 10:00- 11:00am

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Gantry Astoria Plaza Park State Park For those outdoor yoga Located at 4-09 47th Rd (along the water on Center Blvd) in Long Island City, yoga comes to the pier with a gorgeous and unobstructed view of the Manhattan skyline. Experience this waterfront Vinyasa yoga program led by the incredible staff at The Yoga Room (www. the-yoga-room.com). Classes are free and appropriate for all levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. Yoga on the pier happens once monthly, on Sundays, weather permitting, JuneSeptember, 2013. Sunday, July 14th, 10:00-11:00am Sunday, August, 11th, 10:00-11:00am Sunday, September 8th, 5:30-6:30pm (Sunset Yoga)

enthusiasts living a little bit further north, the generous staff at The Yoga Room have expanded their free summer yoga program to Astoria Park. The yoga classes will be held on the observation deck of the Astoria Park Pool located at 19th Street and 23rd Drive. Classes are free and appropriate for all levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. Yoga in Astoria Park occurs once monthly, on Saturday, weather permitting, June-August, 2013. Saturday, July 20th, 10:00-11:00am Saturday, August 24th, 10:00-11:00am

Z Hotel NYC For an “elevated’”experience, Z Hotel - located at 11-01 43rd Ave in Long Island Cityhas recently partnered with Total Wellness 365 to offer weekend morning yoga classes. The Vinyasa classes will take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings, with a panoramic view of the city from the roof deck of the luxurious Z NYC Hotel. Classes are $15 each and can be reserved at www.zhotelny. com/z-wellness All levels of yoga experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Saturdays 8:15-9:00am Sundays 9:00-9:45am

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Along the water or up in the air, in the grass or on the pier, amidst art or under foliage, if you have a mat and are willing to travel, there are a myriad of options for summer outdoor yoga. Hope to see you there!

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It’s no secret that Long Island City and Astoria offer the convenience of close proximity to Manhattan and an escape from the fast-paced lifestyle of the big city. As more and more New Yorkers flock to the borough from other parts of the city, real estate developers continue to open new buildings complete with all the luxuries that prospective residents desire -- from spacious floor plans and outdoor terraces to fitness centers and even spa services. Read on to learn more about the latest residential hotspots that western Queens has to offer.

45-45 Center Boulevard

45-45 Center Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101

If you’re searching for a place to call home that offers both luxury and comfort, look no further than 45-45 Center Boulevard. This 41-floor waterfront tower, designed by Arquitectonica, offers 820 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that boast hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the East River and Manhattan. The building has reinvented waterfront living by making an array of amenities available to residents. “45-45 Center Boulevard is a perfect match for residents looking for a healthy and spacious neighborhood with the excitement and convenience of city living,” said Sofia Estevez, executive vice president of property owners TF Cornerstone Inc. Just off the building’s seventh floor, residents will find over 50,000-square-feet of landscaped terrace, complete with a volleyball court, two tennis courts, a reflecting pool, a dog run, a lawn and sun deck, barbecue grills, lounge chairs and benches. 28 | BOROMAG.COM | JULY 2013

Five27

5-27 51st Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

Conveniently located in Long Island City, the brand-new condominiums at Five27 offer professionals a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan while only being a few subway stops away. Timeless architecture and modern touches characterize the décor of the lobby and the building’s one- and two-bedroom units. Five27 offers its residents amenities that emphasize both comfort and safety. The lobby boasts a lounge and sitting area with a fireplace and a sound system. Residents and their guests can exercise in the fully equipped gym or relax on the roof deck while enjoying the view or barbecuing. For the utmost in safety, a virtual doorman is always on call to accept deliveries, greet visitors and monitor who is entering the building.

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Purves Street. Designed using traditional Feng Shui principles, the developers built the property with the goal of creating the ultimate environment for harmonious living. What better way to feel at home than by achieving a sense of balance and peace? Developed by Emmy Homes and Lions Group, the 15-story building houses studios, one-bedroom units and two-bedroom units ranging from 475 to 965-square-feet. Each unit, starting at $360,000, features oak floors and state-of-the-art stainless steel kitchen appliances. The building has a doorman present 16 hours per day.

The View

4630 Center Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11109

The renowned architectural firm Handel Architects developed a welcoming sanctuary of high style and design: The View At EastCoast Condominiums. As its name suggests, each unit is designed so that residents can take advantage of spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and the East River. Floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces and balconies allow residents to soak in the scenes daily. The building, which features two- and three-bedroom apartments, offers all the modern conveniences of the Manhattan luxury apartments, but with even more exclusive benefits include a billiards

Long Island City’s rich industrial history as a center of the book binding business inspired this building’s classic design. A luxurious space that pays homage to New York City’s classic architectural past, The Bindery on 11th Street is also equipped with every modern convenience you can imagine. The Bindery’s spacious studios and one- and two-bedroom residences feature exposed brick walls, stainless steel Bertazzoni ranges, stainless steel Liebherr refrigerators, and stainless steel Bosch dishwashers. Residents have the luxury of a 12-hour virtual doorman, extra storage within the building, a bike room, a fitness center, and free WiFi.

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This property is the one to watch: Hallets Point, currently home to the NYCHA Astoria Houses on the Astoria waterfront, gained approval this month for a plan to bring 11 buildings to the area. The plan proposed by Lincoln Equities Group would add retail space, parkland, and thousands of residential apartments to the vicinity. The developer must now apply for zoning changes and seek approval from other government agencies in order to continue with the plans. Once approved, construction could begin in late 2014 or early 2015. According to Lincoln Equities development director Robert Schenkel, the Hallets Point development would improve the area and the community by introducing 2,000 apartments (20 percent of which would be affordable housing), an affordable supermarket, a place for a public elementary school, and a landscaped waterfront path. JULY 2013 | BOROMAG.COM | 29


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This summer, Socrates Sculpture Park is featuring the do it (outside) exhibition, a collaboration with Independent Curators International, conceived and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. The exhibit features a selection of over 60 artists’ instructions interpreted by other artists, performers, community groups and the public. The tree of wishes is Marie Lorenz’s interpretation of Yoko Ono’s

1996 piece, entitled "Wishing Piece", it reads, “Make a wish. Write it down on a piece of paper. Fold it and tie it around a branch of a Wish Tree. Ask your friends to do the same. Keep wishing. Until the branches are covered with wishes.” Socrates Sculpture Park is located on Vernon Boulevard at Broadway in Long Island City. www.socratessculpturepark.org

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One Hot Second. Is it an increment of time? A snappy term of speech? Or perhaps a cautious warning? Many of us use it to specify the amount of time we want to use, or to stifle the pestering of a significant other, but in this case, One Hot Second refers to a band— ‘The Laziest Band in Show Business,’ in fact—and I recently was able to have one hot second with this Astoria-based trio that croons outrageous parody music throughout local venues.

EW: That’s some pretty profound advice to live by. How did you guys come up with your name? Does it mean anything secret? C-Fate: We had a lot of potential band names. It’s a hobby of mine to come up with band names, so I kind of sat around and came up with a list. Run On Sentence was close. I guess you could think that the meaning behind it is that if there’s one hot second where the audience and the band are one, then it’s worth it. That would be synergy.

EW: So let’s start with a little bit about you guys. How did you meet/form One Hot Second? C-Fate: We consist of myself, M-Squared and P-Verse. I cast myself in the “obnoxious lead singer” part and these guys are the “actual musicians.” M-Squared and I met nine years ago here in Astoria and six and a half years ago we started playing together for fun. M2: We were terrible. We needed someone to balance us out. C-Fate: When we added P-Verse, everything clicked. P-Verse: High five if you like hot sauce! M2: We wanted to make sure we knew exactly what equipment we would have wherever we were playing so keeping it to two acoustic guitars and a singer made that easy.  

EW: I like that! So why Astoria? C-Fate: Both M-Squared and I live in Astoria. I’ve been here for 15 ½ years and M-Squared 9, so it just made sense. Astoria is where the magic happened. It’s a mixture of us loving it and just being too lazy to perform anywhere else.   M2: We have a lot of latitude and real estate here because we’re amongst friends who support us and understand the humor of our music and performances. One of the things that we’ve struggled with over the years is the thought that if we left Astoria, people might not understand that it’s a joke.

EW: How did you guys realize that you wanted to do parody music? C-Fate: None of us are really serious people. Our performances definitely make light of people who take themselves too seriously. We would just kind of hang out and drink and then someone would start playing and improv-ing and that’s how it evolved. The process has pretty much stayed the same. M2: Our problem is never going further, it’s knowing when to stop. C-Fate: Definitely.   P-Verse: My personal advice to aspiring musicians is practice, practice, practice. We could’ve avoided a lot by doing that.

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EW: Interesting. So where in Astoria do you play? C-Fate: We play mostly at Crescent Lounge. It’s great because our performances there are close and small.  We usually play once every few months. We started out as the house band for their open mic night but then, over time, we ended up being the only band who would show up so our sets needed to get longer, new material needed to be written. M2: Now we have enough material to pick and choose.   C-Fate: We try to play a new song every time we perform but people do have their favorites. M2:  People always ask for Brownsville and Toxic. P-Verse: I haven’t actually attended one of our shows but I hear they can be a good time. (continued on page 38)


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NIGHTLIFE & ENTERTAINMENT (continued from page 36) EW: Speaking of your shows, I’ve read that you really consider yourself a live band -- that if people don’t attend one of your shows, they don’t really get the full experience. What is that full experience and what do you like audiences to take away from your shows? C-Fate: Well, we’re a lot like KISS in that respect. M2: Yes, we look a lot different without our make-up.   C-Fate: And we’re a lot more Jewish off stage.   M2: But really, we take a lot of time to work out an arc to our shows. We like to lead one song into another. We like to create shows that have a clear beginning, middle and end.   C-Fate: Our seasonal shows are our most popular, and they allow us to have fun playing around with themes. We all have theater backgrounds so that plays a big part in shaping out shows. I also spent a lot of time growing up listening to concept albums so that’s definitely been an influence. M2: We don’t try to take you on a journey though. C-Fate: [laughs] Right. We’re not Queensryche... yet. P-Verse: In many ways, we’re like William Shakespeare. We write about the occult, are chock full of innuendos, perform under a pseudonym and absolutely adore guitar hero. EW: Sounds good!  So who are some of your influences? P-Verse: Our inspiration comes for everywhere: the pole-hugging woman shouting obscenities on the subway, undercooked chicken nuggets, post-Chilean children’s author Joaquin Dorfman. C-Fate: Musician-wise, there’s a broad spectrum of people. Journey, Tenacious D, Hall and Oates, The Smiths… M2:  We were definitely alternative fans during the late 80’s to early 90’s. EW: Cool. So do you guys have a favorite song of yours to play? M2: They’re all like our children. C-Fate: They’re all our hairy, ugly, overweight children. It’s hard, the fans have their favorites.  We like making people laugh but sometimes we make ourselves laugh a bit too much. M2: We have not been able to get through songs on stage before. C-Fate: If we think it’s funny, it gets a pass. We have a filter, it’s just skewed sometimes. 38 | BOROMAG.COM | JULY 2013

EW: What’s one of craziest performance experiences you guys have had? C-Fate: Bongo guy!  This dude showed up one night with bongos and played with us the entire show. It was nuts. He was actually really good! M2: It’s kind of like explaining a magical fairy that came into our life. C-Fate: He baballooed us. M2: He definitely baballooed us.   C-Fate: Other shows that are fun to play are when we perform songs that you really should not do without drums. We once did The Final Countdown with a chorus of kazoos. We also did a Halloween show where we played as “5 Mediocre Minutes,” a One Hot Second cover band. EW: Sounds fun!  So what’s next on the horizonw for you guys? C-Fate: We’re just writing and coming up with new ideas and hoping to schedule a show at SingleCut Beersmiths. M2: Yeah, this is what we do and we do it good enough for us. C-Fate: Definitely.  I think that this year is the year that we go from obscurity to near obscurity. EW: Any final words? OHS: Sorry ladies, we are all taken. Their next show will be at Crescent Lounge on July 24th at 7:30pm (32-05 Crescent St, Astoria) facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onehotsecond twitter:  @onehottweet site: http://onehotsecondband.com/


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