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GET OUTSIDE The best Western Queens spots under the sun. Pg. 20

PERFECT PICNIC Grab & Go: Blanket Buffets. pg. 24

NIGHTLIFE Channel your inner Dionysus. pg. 26

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FOOD BBQ: Basted & Braised in Queens pg. 6

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FROM THE EDITOR Dear Western Queens, Summer time is in full swing! Forget about the AC and GET-OUTSIDE! July is your time to heat things up – kick down the doors and start having fun. Remember why we live in this city – because we have SEASONS! And now the amazing weather and endless activities cannot be denied. Th is issue of BORO is dedicated to getting you outside. Whether it be barbecuing outside, doing yoga in the park or just drinking some cold Pinot Grigio – we’ve got you covered. Discover over 30 suggestions between these 32 pages from picnics to kayaking and beyond!

JULIAN LESSER

editor-in-chief

Western Queens is your backyard – go play! Follow BORO’s lead. Have fun and live a little. Work can wait! PS. Keep sending us your ideas and opinions!

EMAIL: info@BOROmag.com

FEATURES 6 BBQ: BASTED & BRAISED IN QUEENS Summer in BBQueens

10 PIE EATING CONTEST Hungry for competition? We thought so.

20 GET OUTSIDE The best Western Queens spots under the sun.

24 GRAB & GO: BLANKET BUFFETS Tips for a well-planned picnic.

DEPARTMENTS 12 JULY 2012 EVENTS 15 MAP IT DIRECTORY Your Go-to Guide For Astoria, LIC and Sunnyside’s best shops, food, art, nightlife and More.

16 MAP IT: ASTORIA, LIC & SUNNYSIDE MAP 32 DISCOUNTS & PROMO PAGE Exclusive savings, discounts and freebies for the month of July in Astoria, LIC and Sunnyside.

26 NIGHTLIFE Channel your inner Dionysus.

30 REAL ESTATE Two great new options to hang your hat on.

ON THE COVER: From top left: Outdoor patios at 4540 Center Blvd., Ribs at Butcher Bar, blooms in Astoria Park, and picnic options at Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Co. Design by Emma Cason-Pratt.

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FOOD

Summer in BBQueens

BBQ Basted & Braised in Queens

From slow cooking over hot coals and smoking over fragrant wood chips to savory sauces and the festivities that accompany, barbecue takes on different meaning to different folks. Hoping to hit a few styles you love, and maybe even one or two you’ve yet to try, here’s a roundup of the neighborhood’s most popular joints, along with one tip they recommend for BORO readers who BBQ at home.

Story + Photos BRADLEY HAWKS

MEXIBBQ Make it a whole experience

Super slow cooked brisket is served in a skillet with crunchy magenta pickled cabbage and jalapeno goat cheese corn bread.

“Barbecue is the anti-fast food,” explains MexiBBQ’s Executive Chef Jonathan Van Sleet. “Make it a full experience, and don’t rush it. All of those elements make the food taste better.” He must be onto something, because crowds spill from the packed bar and dining room well beyond the sidewalk café practically every hour MexiBBQ is open. Part of MexiBBQ’s appeal is the holistic experience it offers, from the exposed brick and hardwood dining room with oversized dangling light bulbs to the fact that each dish is suggestively paired with one of 48 artisanal draft beers. But there’s no denying that there’s simply some exceptional cooking going on, with Mexican-infused barbecue at the heart of the inspiration. Brisket is hickory smoked for three hours and tequila-braised for another six before being served in a skillet with crunchy magenta pickled cabbage and jalapeno goat cheese corn bread. Tuesdays feature all-you-can-eat ribs for $19; these dry rubbed bad boys are hickory smoked for three hours and then beer-braised for an additional three to four. You can literally lift the bones with your pinky, rendering knives pointless. And definitely try MexiBBQ’s pork meatballs, light and moist in a skillet blanketed with a tangy sweet and smokey sauce, jeweled with glistening cubes of maple pecan roasted yams. Barbecue this tasty is a true art form, and there’s some real magic going on here. MexiBBQ | 37-11 30th Ave, Astoria | 718-626-0333 mexibbq.com 6 | BOROMAG.COM | JULY 2012

MexiBBQ’s pork meatballs with glistening cubes of maple pecan roasted yams.


Butcher Bar’s burnt ends.

BUTCHER BAR Go low & slow (with temp/cooking time) and don’t be shy with the rub Butcher Bar could be considered Astoria’s barbecuniversity, as it offers all the components needed for a successful home barbecue. Customers can savor local grass-fed, organic and natural meats in the dining room, or order from the butcher counter to go. Eight-ounce bottles of BBQ sauce in classic, sweet and spicy and habanero are available for just $5, and you can even purchase their special recipe dry rub for $10 a jar. Carvery selections range from double-smoked burnt ends to brisket and pork belly. Though do-it-yourselfers regard this smokehouse as a gourmet shop, dining in has its perks. After all, 30th Avenue might be lined with sidewalk cafes, but few restaurants can boast the spacious backyard patio that Butcher Bar offers, adding an extra element so essential to summertime dining. The menu is refreshingly straightforward with solid, awardwinning techniques from Chef Orlando Sanchez, recently named one of Zagat’s “30 under 30” promising young NYC chefs. Sticky and smokey burnt ends headline, followed by St. Louis-style ribs, roasted turkey with cranberry sauce, smoked pulled pork, and 14-hour slow-smoked brisket. Co-stars include old school renditions of jumbo three-cheese macaroni, string beans studded with house-cured bacon, mini corncakes with honey butter and sweet potato wedges. And if all of that homemade deliciousness still isn’t authentic enough, the Butcher Bar team will actually come to your house and barbecue pork or a whole lamb right in your own backyard. Butcher Bar | 37-08 30th Ave, Astoria 718-606-8140 | butcherbar.com

St. Louis-style ribs at Butcher Bar.

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The Smokehouse Club comes stacked with pork belly brisket, fresh lettuce and tomato and a slathering of mayo.

JOHN BROWN SMOKEHOUSE Do it with love The crew at John Brown Smokehouse in Long Island City is comprised of a football coach, a former Navy SEAL and a food blogger. But according to those who know best, that’s exactly what makes this restaurant work. “None of the team has ever been a ‘sous’ anything. We aren’t fancy. The secret is that we just really love what we do,” says owner Josh Bowen, a proud Kansas native known to occasionally pluck his banjo in the dining room. Though reviews rave of the brisket and burnt ends, Bowen recommends the Smokehouse Club, which is stacked with pork belly brisket, fresh lettuce and tomato and a slathering of mayo. A side accompanies each platter, and the molasses-rich pureed sweet potato steals the show. Pies are baked by various members of the staff, who wave in turn as the cashier introduces each slice and its creator, ranging from a gooey and buttery pecan pie to a creamy and zesty key lime pie. The dining room may be no-frills, but a meal here is well worth the trip. John Brown Smokehouse | 25-08 37th Ave, Long Island City | 718-361-0085 johnbrownsmokehouse.org

SIK GAEK Do it with a large group “Oh, that’s probably too much food,” the server warns in a refreshing moment of honesty. “Most dishes are intended to serve 3-4.” He then reaches under the table for an invisible switch, and flames magically appear from the center of the table. The restaurant is Sik Gaek, and the booths are tucked under tin awnings reminiscent of a bustling Asian back alley. This is Korean BBQ at its very best, and it’s a whole different ballgame. Soon the waiter returns, and begins frying a couple of eggs in a skillet to be set aside as one of many complimentary garnishes – a technicolor parade of small plates. The Korean rice cakes are a crowd favorite and actually resemble sriracha gnocchi. Mounds of clams, sea snails, prawns, scallops and mussels cover the table, all to be slowly grilled before you. Bold diners will want to try Sik Gaek’s famous plate, the seafood hot pot – a seafood rice bowl that slowly steams over the heat and includes a live octopus. Sik Gaek | 49-11 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside 718-205-4555 | www.sikgaekusa.com

On the radar… Rest-au-Rant recently announced BBQ Sundays, featuring $10 drafts with BBQ selections ranging from burgers and pulled pork sliders to ribs and cevapi sausages. Rest-au-Rant | 30-01 35th Ave, Long Island City 718-729-9009 | rarbarlic.com

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Mounds of clams, sea snails, prawns, scallops, and mussels cover the table, all to be slowly grilled before you.


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HUNGRY for competition? Story + Photos BRADLEY HAWKS

re you looking for that pie in the sky? Hungry for a little competition this summer? Don’t wanna get whipped, but are willing to bite off more than you can chew? Do you find banana cream pies a-peeling?

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The champion in each category will receive an engraved crystal trophy and $50 gift card to Astor Bake Shop, and all participants will walk away with an ABS t-shirt and participation medal.

To commemorate its second anniversary, Astor Bake Shop will be hosting its annual pie-eating contest on July 15. The celebration will get underway at 2:30 PM, with the competition kicking off at 3:00 PM. A panel of celebrity judges – including Zac Young of Food Network’s “Top Chef: Just Desserts” – will officiate as contestants frantically binge to be the first to completely consume a whole pie using only their mouths and faces.

For everyone else, mini blueberry pies and house beverages will be available for sampling, along with live music before and after the contest. Participants can sign up until noon the day of the event.

The hands-free hilarity will be divided into three categories: Women 18 & Older, Men 18 & Older and Juniors 12 -17.

Astor Bake Shop | 12-23 Astoria Blvd, Astoria 718-606-8439 | www.astor-bakeshop.com

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Think you’ve got what it takes? Contact Chef George McKirdy at deelish@astor-bakeshop.com to register.


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JULY EVENTS 7/6 5:30PM-8PM (ART)

7/26 9PM-12AM (MUSIC)

FREE | The Noguchi Museum 718-204-7088 | 32-37 Vernon Blvd, LIC ww w.noguchi.org

FREE | Rest-Au-Rant 718-729-90009 | 30-01 35th Ave, LIC ww w.rarbarlic.com

FIRST FRIDAYS: SUMMER IN THE GARDEN

7/6 6PM-8:30PM (FOOD+DRINK)

REDS OF SUMMER WINE TASTING

FREE | Astoria Park Wine & Spirits 718-606-1142 | 28-07 24th Ave, Astoria ww w.astoriaparkwineandspirits.com 7/6 9PM-11:30PM (MUSIC)

LIVE MUSIC-FLOR DE TOLOACHE

FREE | The Queens Kickshaw 718-777-0913 | 40-17 Broadway, Astoria www.thequeenskickshaw.com

7/7 @ 6:30PM (BODY+SOUL)

ASTORIA FINE ARTS & DANCE MASALA BHANGRA WORKOUT IN THE PARK FREE | Astoria Park 718-274-0740 | 21 Hoyt Avenue, Astoria ww w.asfa-dancestudio.com 7/10 6PM-8PM (NETWORKING)

NETWORK NIGHT AT CITYVIEW RACQUET CLUB

$15/MEMBERS, $20/NONMEMBERS | CityView Racquet Club 718-786-5300 | 43-34 32nd Place, Astoria 7/12 9PM-12AM (MUSIC)

LIVE MUSIC: ICKY HOUSE CLUB

FREE | Rest-Au-Rant 718-729-90009 | 30-01 35th Ave, LIC ww w.rarbarlic.com 7/13 6:30PM-7:30PM (BODY+SOUL)

WORKOUT & WINE!

$25 | PNT Fitness 347-396-5809 | 10-68 Jackson Ave, LIC ww w.pntfitness.com 7/17 @ 8PM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

SEINFELD TRIVIA PARTY

$25 (INCLUDES TWO DRINKS) | Laughing Devil Comedy Club 347-91-DEVIL | 47-38 Vernon Blvd, LIC ww w.laughingdevil.com 7/18 @ 7:30PM (NIGHTLIFE)

SKINNY’S SEXY SALSA WEDNESDAYS

FREE | Skinny’s Cantina 718-806-1068 | 47-05 Center Blvd, LIC ww w.skinnyscantina.com 7/20 9PM-11:30PM (MUSIC)

LIVE MUSIC: SUMMER & EVE

7/28 @ 8AM (BODY+SOUL)

ASTORIA FINE ARTS & DANCE ZUMBA IN THE PARK FREE | Astoria Park 718-274-0740 | 21 Hoyt Avenue, Astoria ww w.asfa-dancestudio.com 7/28 @ 3PM (MUSIC)

MUSIC IN THE GARDEN FEATURING ETHEL

FREE W/MUSEUM ADMISSION | The Noguchi Museum 718-204-7088 | 32-37 Vernon Blvd, LIC ww w.noguchi.org 7/29 10:30AM-12PM (BODY+SOUL)

OUTDOOR BOOTCAMP

ON VIEW THRU AUGUST 19, 2012 (FILM)

PERSOL MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: 30 STORIES OF CRAFTSMANSHIP IN FILM $12; DISCOUNTS FOR STUDENTS, SENIORS, CHILDREN | Museum of the Moving Image 718-777-6800 | 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria ww w.movingimage.us

$25 | PNT Fitness 347-396-5809 | 10-68 Jackson Ave, LIC ww w.pntfitness.com

EVERY MONDAY 8PM-11PM (FILM)

7/29 @ 8PM (NIGHTLIFE+ENTERTAINMENT)

FREE | Penthouse808 718-289-6118 | 8-08 Queens Plaza South, LIC ww w.penthouse808rooftop.com

SHE-DEVILS: WOMEN IN COMEDY

$20 (INCLUDES TWO DRINKS)| The Laughing Devil 347-913-3845 | 47-38 Vernon Blvd, LIC ww w.laughingdevil.com 7/31 3:30PM-6:30PM (SHOPPING)

FOUND WALDO PARTY

FREE FOR ALL KIDS AND ADULTS WHO PLAYED THE GAME | babyNOIR 646-470-4728 | 26-16 23rd Ave, Astoria ww w.babynoir.net 7/31 7PM-9PM (SHOPPING)

FOUND WALDO AFTER-PARTY

FREE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE FOUND 8+ WALDOS | SITE 718-626-6030 | 35-11 34th Ave, Astoria ww w.facebook.com/WaldoInAstoria

ONGOING

MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT

EVERY TUESDAY 9PM-11PM (COMEDY)

WHINE & CHEESE COMEDY SHOW

FREE | Rest-Au-Rant 718-729-90009 | 30-01 35th Ave, LIC ww w.rarbarlic.com EVERY WEDNESDAY 8PM-10PM (MUSIC)

LIVE MUSIC IN THE BAR

FREE | Brick Café 718-267-2735 | 30-95 33rd St, Astoria ww w.brickcafe.com EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT (NIGHTLIFE)

ULTIMAT LIFE THURSDAYS (ULTIMAT VODKA SPECIALS ALL NIGHT)

FREE | Penthouse808 718-289-6118 | 8-08 Queens Plaza South, LIC ww w.penthouse808rooftop.com EVERY THURSDAY BEGINNING 7/12 5:30PM-6:15PM (BODY+SOUL)

7/6-7/8; TIMES VARY (FILM)

HAPPY HOUR CARDIO BLAST

$12; DISCOUNTS FOR STUDENTS, SENIORS, CHILDREN | Museum of the Moving Image 718-777-6800 | 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria ww w.movingimage.us

EVERY FRIDAY 10PM-4AM (NIGHTLIFE)

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

$22 | PNT Fitness 347-396-5809 | 10-68 Jackson Ave, LIC ww w.pntfitness.com

7/12-7/28; TIMES VARY (THEATER)

LIVING LARGE FRIDAYS: $300 MAGNUM BOTTLES ALL NIGHT

7/21 10AM-11AM (ARTS+CRAFTS)

$18 | The Secret Theatre 718-392-0722 | 44-02 23rd St, LIC ww w.secrettheatre.com

EVERY SATURDAY 10PM-4AM (NIGHTLIFE)

$20 (INCLUDES MATERIALS) | babyNOIR 646-470-4728 | 26-16 23rd Ave, Astoria ww w.babynoir.net

7/13-7/15 (FOOD+DRINK)

LIVE MUSIC-HOMESICK HOUND DOGS

FREE | The Queens Kickshaw 718-777-0913 | 40-17 Broadway, Astoria www.thequeenskickshaw.com

KITE MAKING WORKSHOP (FOR KIDS 3 YRS +)

7/21 5-7PM (ART)

AN EVENING OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AND LITERARY READINGS FREE | SculptureCenter 718-361-1750 | 44-19 Purves St, LIC ww w.sculpture-center.org 7/21 @ 6:30PM (BODY+SOUL)

ASTORIA FINE ARTS & DANCE KATMOJAM FREE | Astoria Park 718-274-0740 | 21 Hoyt Avenue, Astoria ww w.asfa-dancestudio.com

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SECRET THEATRE MUSICALS PRESENTS ANDREW LIPPA’S “THE WILD PARTY”

GET REAL PRESENTS: THE CASK FESTIVAL AT ALEWIFE NYC

$75-$90 ALL YOU CAN DRINK | Alewife NYC 718-937-7494 | 5-14 51st Ave, LIC alewifecask.eventbrite.com WED-SAT THRU 7/15; 12PM-6PM (ART)

WORKS ON PAPER NYC

NO COVER | Tantra Lounge 718-937-4574 | 35-50 31st St, Astoria ww w.tantraloungenyc.com

INTERNATIONAL SATURDAYS

NO COVER | Tantra Lounge 718-937-4574 | 35-50 31st St, Astoria ww w.tantraloungenyc.com EVERY SUNDAY 4PM-12AM (FOOD+DRINK)

BBQ SUNDAY-$10 BBQ & DRAFT SPECIAL FREE | Rest-Au-Rant 718-729-90009 | 30-01 35th Ave, LIC ww w.rarbarlic.com

FREE | Jeffrey Leder Gallery 917-767-1734 | 21-37 45th Rd, LIC ww w.jeffreyledergallery.com

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MAP IT DIRECTORY RESTAURANTS

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L’ARTISTE (C,2) (646) 309-7504 42-20 31st Ave, Astoria www.lartisterestaurant.com

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

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LENG THAI (B,2) (718) 956-7117 33-09 Broadway, Astoria www.lengthainewyork.com

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SKINNY’S (A,4) 718-806-1068 47-05 Center Blvd, LIC

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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

(A,4) 116 ALEWIFE (718) 937-7494

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

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ALIADA (B,2) (718) 932-2240 29-19 Broadway, Astoria ASTOR ROOM (C,2) (718) 255-1947 34-12 36th St, Astoria www.astorroom.com

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AVENUE CAFE (C,2) (718) 278-6967 35-27 30th Ave, Astoria www.avenuecafenyc.com

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BAREBURGER (B,2) (718) 777-7011 33-21 31st Ave, Astoria www.bareburger.com

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

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

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BREAD BOX CAFE (A,4) (718) 389-9700 4711 11th St, LIC www.breadboxcafelic.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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BURGER GARAGE (B,3) (718) 392-0424 25-36 Jackson Ave, LIC www.theburgergarage.com

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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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CAFÉ VIA ESPRESSO (C,1) (718) 545-3290 2409 Steinway St, Astoria www.cafeviaespressoastoria.com

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DINER 24/7 @ Z HOTEL (A,3) (212) 319-7000 11-01 43rd Ave, LIC www.zhotelny.com

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

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EL AY SI (A,4) (718) 389-8781 47-38 Vernon Blvd, LIC www.elaysi.com

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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

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FREAK (C,2) 116 SUGAR (718) 726-5850

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

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

(B,2) 118 LUCAS (718) 786-5200

34-55 32nd St, Astoria www.lucassteakhouse.com

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

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MEXIQ (C,2) (718) 626-0333 37-11 30th Ave, Astoria www.mexiqny.com

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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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MUNDO (B,2) (718) 777-2829 31-18 Broadway, Astoria www.mundoastoria.com

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PENTHOUSE808 (A,3) (718) 289-6118 8-08 Queens Plaza South, LIC www.penthouse808rooftop.com

PAN (C,2) 109 PITA (718) 204-1633

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

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PORTALIA RISTORANTE (B,2) (718) 545-3500 35-03 Broadway, Astoria www.portalianyc.com

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QUEENS COMFORT (C,2) 718-728-2350 40-09 30th Ave, Astoria www.queenscomfort.com

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

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

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WILLIAM HALLET (C,2) (718) 269-3443 36-10 30th Ave, Astoria www.williamhallet.com

BAR AND EATERY (C,2) 117 WINEGASM (718) 932-3331 31-86 37th Rd, Astoria www.winegasmeatery.com

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YAJAI (B,2) (718) 956-9559 33-16 30th Ave, Astoria www.yajaithaifood.com

BAKERIES 33

ASTOR BAKE SHOP (A,2) (718) 606-8439 12-23 Astoria Blvd, Astoria www.astor-bakeshop.com

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BROOKLYN BAGEL & COFFEE COMPANY (C,2) (718) 777-1121 36-14 30th Ave, Astoria www.bkbagel.com (C,1) 35-09 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria (C,2) 35-05 Broadway, Astoria

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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

FOOD SHOPS 27

ASTORIA PARK WINE AND SPIRITS (B,1) 28-07 24th Ave, Astoria www.astoriaparkwineandspirits.com

QUEENS KICKSHAW (C,2) (718) 777-0913 40-17 Broadway, Astoria www.thequeenskickshaw.com

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ASTORIA WINE AND SPIRITS (C,2) (718) 545-9463 3412 Broadway, Astoria www.astoriawines.com

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RÈST-ÂÜ-RÁNT (B,2) (718) 729-9009 30-01 35th Ave, Astoria www.rarbarlic.com

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

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SAGE GENERAL STORE (B,4) (718) 361-0707 24-20 Jackson Ave, LIC www.sagegeneralstore.com

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SHOPS (B,1) 44 BELIEF (718) 721-4444

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

(B,1) 45 BABYNOIR (646) 470-4728

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

ASTORIA (C,1) 47 INSIDE (718) 956-4000

28-07 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

(B,1) 48 KRISTEES (718) 204-5031

2401 23rd Ave, Astoria www.kristeesny.com

31 (B,2) 49 LOVEDAY (718) 728-4057

3306 31st Ave, Astoria www.loveday31.com

(C,2) 50 SITE (718) 626-6030

35-11 34th Ave, Astoria www.sitenyc.com

PETS VET (A,4) 51 CITY (718) 433-1334

45-44 Vernon Blvd, LIC www.cityvetnyc.com

COURT VET (C,2) 52 STEINWAY (718) 728-2822

32-14R Steinway, Astoria www.steinwaycourtvet.com

FLORISTS (A,4) 54 FLORESTA (917) 612-4446

51-02 Vernon Blvd, LIC 4-85 47th Rd, LIC www.florestanyc.com/blog

SERVICES LOCKSMITH 24/7 SERVICE (C,2) 114 ARK (718) 932-LOCK (5625) 30-10 37th st, Astoria www.Astorialocksmith.com

EYE PROMOS (A,2) 41 CATS (718) 956-8600

28-14 14th St, Astoria www.catseyepromos.com

COMPUTER REPAIR NYC 56 HERO Apple/Mac Computer Repair Specialist 347-670-4376 hero@iamhero.net | www.iamhero.net

OUR BACKYARDS) 119 IOBY(IN (917) 464-4515

41 East 11th St, 3rd Floor NY www.ioby.org

LAW FIRM (C,2) 57 MPN (718) 777-0400

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

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MAP IT DIRECTORY SERVICES (A,3) 59 RCN Digital TV and High-Speed Internet Services 33-16 Woodside Ave, LIC (212) 842-7981 www.rcn.com/boromag

60

SYNDEX WEB DESIGN (914) 841-5228 www.syndex.info

FITNESS 58

68

ANTHEA YOGA&HEALING ARTS CENTER (C,2) (718) 606-0049 111 34-01 45th Street, Astoria www.antheacenter.com CLUB FITNESS (B,2)

42 (718) 545-0004

31-11 Broadway, Astoria www.clubfitnessny.com

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CROSSFIT DYNAMIX GYM (C,1)

EYEWEAR (C,2) 62 VARDIMAN (718) 204-5037

76 (718) 606-0381

EXPRESS (C,2) 63 VIDEO (718)626-0846

77 (718) 932-2567

36-05 20th Ave, Astoria www.dynamixgym.com

34-18 Broadway, Astoria www.vardimaneyewear.com

88

HEART AND SOUL OF YOGA (C,2) At 35th St. and Broadway, Astoria www.heartandsoulofyoga.com

3408 30th Ave, Astoria

89

SEEK FITNESS (B,1)

EVENTS 64

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

RENAISSANCE EVENT HALL (A,1) 65 THE (718) 274-4590

78 (347) 924-9004 79

(A,3) 66 RAVEL (718) 289-6101

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

1(888) 474-1218 20-29 38th St, Astoria www.ramakrishnananda.com

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THE YOGA ROOM (C,2) 38-01 35th Ave, Astoria (718) 786-7962 (A,4) 10-14 47th Rd, LIC www.the-yoga-room.com

11-01 43rd Ave, LIC www.zhotelny.com

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SUPER NOVA TATTOOS (C,1) (718) 274-5712 38-01 23rd Ave, Astoria www.supernovatattoo.com

BEAUTY SALON (C,2) 71 GIGI (718) 777-7755

34-17 30th Ave, Astoria www.gigistylingstudio.com

AND TEASE SALON (A,4) 72 PRIMP (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

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

80 (718) 274-0255

NYC HOTEL (A,3) 17 Z(212) 319-7000

TATTOO SHOPS

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BRICK BAR (B,2)

DOMAINE WINE BAR (A,4)

STUDIO SQ. BEER GARDEN (C,3) (718) 383-1001 35-33 36th St, Astoria www.studiosquarenyc.com

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TEN10 STUDIOS (A,4) (646) 271-5353 10-10 47th Rd, LIC www.ten10studios.com

SWEET AFTON (C,2) (718) 777-2570 30-09 34th St, Astoria www.sweetaftonbar.com

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TANTRA LOUNGE (B,2) (718) 937-4574 35-50 31st St, Astoria www.Tantraloungenyc.com

5 POINTZ (B,4) (317) 219-2685 45-46 Davis St, LIC www.5ptz.com THE ART HOUSE (C,2) (516) 724-1562 31-06 35th St, Astoria www.gabrieleperici.com

CARNEGIE HALL

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

REAL ESTATE 75

EXO ASTORIA (A,1) (888) 870-0384 26-34 21rst Street, Astoria www.exoastoria.com MODERN SPACES (A,4)

101 (718) 784-1110

10-63 Jackson Ave, LIC 47-42 Vernon Blvd, LIC 29-20 23rd Ave, Astoria www.modernspacesnyc.com WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE (C,2)

103 (718) 310-4303

3501 30th Ave, Astoria www.wfhm.com

GET YOUR BUSINESS LISTED!

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

102 (718) 463-7700 x 222

137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing www.flushingtownhall.org

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KAUFMAN ASTORIA STUDIOS (C,2) (718) 706-5300 34-12 36th St, Astoria www.kaufmanastoria.com LAGUARDIA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

113 (C,3)

(718) 482-5151 31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC www.laguardiaperformingarts.org

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30-95 33rd St, Astoria www.brickcafe.com

85 (718) 784-2350

THE SECRET THEATRE (B,3) (718) 392-0722 4402 23rd St, LIC www.secrettheatre.com SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK (A,2) (718) 626-1533 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Astoria www.socratessculpturepark.org

107 (212) 247-7800

3204 Broadway, Astoria www.break-ny.com

84 (718) 267-2735

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38-01 23rd Ave, Astoria www.asfa-dancestudio.com

2919 24th Ave, Astoria www.bohemianhall.com BREAK (B,2)

44-19 Purves St, LIC www.sculpure-center.org

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ASTORIA FINE ARTS DANCE (C,1)

82 (718) 274-4925

83 (718) 777-5400

SCULPTURECENTER (B,3)

110 (718) 361-1750

RAVEN HEAD PUBLIC HOUSE (C,2) (718) 777-7565 3804 Broadway, Astoria www.ravenheadpublichouse.com

100 (718) 247-0740

NIGHTLIFE / BARS BOHEMIAN HALL & BEER GARDEN (B,1)

MOSAIC CAFE AND LOUNGE (B,1) (718) 728-0708 25-19 24th Ave, Astoria www.mosaicnyc.net

ART

SPAS REJUVENATE FACE AND BODY (B,1) (718) 626-4434 26-17 23rd Ave, Astoria www.Rejuvenatenyc.com

50-04 Vernon Blvd, LIC www.domainewinebar.com

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RAMAKRISHNANANDA YOGA AND

105 MEDITATION CENTER (C,1)

27-34 21st St, Astoria www.renaissanceofastoria.com

HOTELS

27-18 23rd Ave, Astoria www.seek-fitness.com PNT FITNESS (A,4) (347) 396-5809 10-68 Jackson Ave, LIC www.pntfitness.com

LAUGHING DEVIL (A,4) (347) 913-3845 4738 Vernon Blvd, LIC www.laughingdevil.com

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MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE (C,2) (718) 784-0077 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria www.movingimage.us NOGUCHI MUSEUM (A,2) (718) 204-7088 9-01 33rd Rd, Astoria www.noguchi.org REISSTUDIOS (A,3) “An international community of established and emerging artists” (718) 570-3663 43-01 22nd St, LIC www.ReisStudios.com

Want your business listed in our directory? Call: (914) 426-2939 Email: ADS@BOROmag.com


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EXPLORE YOUR BORO

Astoria Park

GET OUTSIDE! Story MATTHEW TAYLOR

With warmer weather and longer days here at last, New York City is teeming with things to do outside. This summer, enjoy outdoor fun locally – we’ve compiled some of the best Western Queens spots under the sun! BOHEMIAN HALL & BEER GARDEN If you’re hoping for a large outdoor space with great beer and food to impress your friends, look no further! Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden has been around for over a century, and its reputation as the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a cold beer on a hot summer day is well earned. They open at 5 PM on weekdays (just in time to swing by after work), 3 PM on Fridays and noon on Saturday and Sunday for those of you who want to spend an entire day drinking in the sun. See the website for happy hour specials. 29-19 24th Ave, Astoria 718-274-4925 www.bohemianhall.com

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YOGA IN THE PARK The Yoga Room’s annual “Yoga In The Park” series is back. In addition to its usual vinyasa classes at Gantry Plaza State Park, The Yoga Room is also offering classes at Astoria Park. Each park is home to one class per month during the summer, and all are free of charge. In July, the vinyasa class at Gantry Plaza will be held Sunday, July 8, from 10-11 AM, and the pilates mat class at Astoria Park will be held Saturday, July 21, from 8-9 AM. Get a workout with some of the best views in the city as your backdrop! See the website for more details and future classes. The Yoga Room | 718-274-0255 www.the-yoga-room.com Gantry Plaza State Park 4-09 47th Rd, LIC Astoria Park 21 Hoyt Ave North, Astoria

ALLEY POND ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER Who says you need to leave the city to hike and see wildlife? This nonprofit environmental education organization is in a protected wetlands region and features shore birds and other small animals as fulltime residents. Along with hiking trails accessible from dusk till dawn, an informational center is open from 9 AM4:30 PM seven days a week. Alley Pond also offers classes and events for children and adults. 228-06 Northern Blvd, Flushing 718-229-4000 | www.alleypond.com


MOVIES IN THE PARK Sunnyside’s Noonan Park shows a free movie at 8 PM on the first Friday of every month during the summer. On July 6, the film will be “The Land Before Time,” followed by “Footloose” on August 3. 47th Ave & 43rd St, Sunnyside www.sunnysideshines.org Noonan Park Playground

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

Western Queens Compost Initiative

Yoga in the Park

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Warm Up at PS1

Socrates Sculpture Park

WESTERN QUEENS COMPOST INITIATIVE

WARM UP AT MOMA PS1

SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK

If you want to get a workout, meet new people and make a positive impact on the local community while spending time outside, volunteering with Western Queens Compost Initiative (WQCI) is the perfect fit. On July 8 and August 5 from 10 AM-4 PM, WQCI needs volunteers to help build windrows at Brooklyn Grange in LIC. This community-scale composting project is one of the first in NYC.

This concert series held in MoMA PS1’s outdoor courtyard has become a summer destination for music lovers and partygoers throughout the city. Beginning on July 7 and continuing every Saturday through early September, Warm Up features a diverse range of performers and sounds. The best part of being a local? Proof of LIC residency gets you in for free! For a complete schedule, see the website.

Socrates Sculpture Park is the place to be this summer. With free international films, music, dance, food nights every Wednesday, GrowNYC Greenmarkets on Saturdays from 8AM-4PM,and weekend kayaking, yoga, Capoeira and Tai Chi, there’s never a dull moment at this waterfront park. See the park’s website for schedules and further details.

Email louise@bignyc.org for more details. www.bignyc.org

22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC 718-784-2084 | www.momaps1.org

Visit www.boromag.com/explore-your-boro for more stories and ideas about how you can enjoy outdoor activities in Western Queens.

32-01 Vernon Blvd, LIC 718-956-1819 www.socratessculpturepark.org

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FOOD

Grab & Go

BLANKET BUFFETS Story + Photos BRADLEY HAWKS

Between Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria Park, Gantry Plaza and countless other outdoor locations, Western Queens is the ideal destination for a summer picnic. Fret not if you don’t have the spare time to whip up a homemade potato salad or stack assorted sandwiches; these three delicious shops offer quintessential New York fare perfect for a blanket smorgasbord.

PITA PAN What better way to celebrate Astoria, known for its gyros and Mediterranean cuisine, than grabbing some souvlaki to enjoy in one of many Greek-themed parks? At Pita Pan, souvlaki sticks are available in pork or chicken for 3 for $3.50, or you can make it a meal with four skewers, fries and a salad for just under ten bucks. Pita sandwiches feature classics from falafel to gyros, but the Mega Mix Grill (for two) is a $16.95 feast with all three gyro meats, souvlaki, loukaniko, salad, fries, warm pita points and tzatziki for dipping. Build your own wrap or panini, and add fries or onion rings with organic field greens for just $4.50 to make it a true feast. You can even create your own burger or personal pizza.

Pita Pan

Pita Pan | 37-15 30th Ave, Astoria | 718-204-1633 www.PitaPanNY.com

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Pita Pan


Food Cellar & Co. Market

FOOD CELLAR & CO. MARKET Have a hangry (so hungry they get angry) gang with clashing opinions on what a picnic should be? Food Cellar in Long Island City is a prime destination designed to satiate virtually every possible appetite. Choose from hundreds of domestic and imported cheeses, fill a lunch box at the cold or hot buffets or peruse brick oven sandwiches loaded with gourmet toppings. Juicy burgers and freshly stuffed hoagies shine in the display cases, and fruit tarts and glazed tortes in every sweet combination imaginable are ready to bag up. Just be sure to plan extra time if you want to shop here – the possibilities are endless, and you’ll likely change your mind several times before deciding which tidbits to take with you from this 22,000 sq. ft. gourmet dream. Food Cellar & Co. Market 4-85 47th Rd, Long Island City | 718-606-9786 www.foodcellarandco.com

Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company

BROOKLYN BAGEL & COFFEE COMPANY Nothing is more New York than a bagel and schmear, but Astoria-based Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company serves not only some of the best bagels in the city, but also a delicious array of picnic-worthy morsels. Sandwiches range from homemade shrimp salads to buffalo chicken wraps and vegetable panini. Fruit salads and parfaits are prepared daily, along with a buildyour-own salad bar and fresh juice selection. Mix and match bagels with small or large containers of gourmet spreads (try the wasabi lox), grab a bottled beverage from the chiller or order a cold brewed iced coffee, and your lunch will be all set. Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company | 3614 30th Ave, Astoria | 718-777-1121 | www.bkbagel.com

Food Cellar & Co. Market

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NIGHTLIFE

CHANNEL

YOUR INNER

DIONYSUS Story MATTHEW TAYLOR

N

ow’s the time to see and be seen in New York, to enjoy late-night parties and bask in the sun. But let’s be honest – when summer arrives, the heat can be less glorious than it sounded back in January. And when it’s time to cool down, nothing hits the spot like a quality wine. WINEGASM BAR & EATERY Dean Tomic, co-owner and sommelier at Winegasm, intentionally showcases Astoria’s diversity in his wine selection: “I like to see people from all over the world. Their eyes shine when they see a familiar bottle.” Tomic calls rosé, which is served chilled and has qualities of both red and white, “the perfect wine for summer.” Winegasm serves three different rosés on a regular basis, including vintage Cava, a bubbly rosé from Spain.

Winegasm

Lambrusco, a “fresh and fizzy, slightly sweet red” from central Italy is served chilled and functions as a festive party wine. “You can drink gallons of it because it’s so good!” says Tomic, though we don’t suggest that you try. Winegasm’s summer cocktail list focuses on Mediterranean drinks, such as lemonade mixed with Greek ouzo and iced tea with Italian Amaro. These flavors are dear to Tomic, a Croatian, and it turns out they resonate with many Astorian residents as well! And if you’re simply in the mood for a cold brew to beat the heat, be sure to check out Winegasm’s list of craft beers – 16 in all. Winegasm Bar & Eatery 31-86 37th St, Astoria | 718-932-3331 www.winegasmeatery.com

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Winegasm


GOOD WINE RECOMMENDATIONS

ASTORIA WINE & SPIRITS If you’re on a budget, Jacob Berg of Astoria Wine & Spirits recommends three bottles as cheap as $12.99 and all under $20: Mosaic

Chateau Montaud Rosé This wine from Provence is light, fruity, and good with salads or Mediterranean food. Chateau de la Clapière Rosé Also from Provence, this rosé is fuller than the former, with more herbs and spices as well as strawberries on the palate. Les Marennes Sancerre This juicy wine with lots of flowers & citrus is ideal for a picnic. Astoria Wine & Spirits 34-12 Broadway, Astoria 718-545-9463 | www.astoriawines.com

ASTORIA PARK WINE & SPIRITS Mosaic

MOSAIC CAFÉ & LOUNGE The Cavicchiolo Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC at Mosaic is a sparkling wine with raspberry and strawberry notes that, according to owner Tom Romano, make it ideal for rosé lovers. “It is a great sipping wine for the summer, and it’s difficult to find it sold by the glass as it is here,” he says. Other featured wines, including the Riesling and Gruner Veltliner, have fruity flavors and aromas (apricot and pineapple, for example) that make them particularly refreshing during the summer months. Romano is equally proud of the seasonal beers and ciders on Mosaic’s menu, such as the 21st Amendment Watermelon Wheat, RJ Rocker Son Of A Peach and Wells Banana Bread Ale, all of which offer a welcome respite from the sun. Mosaic is also adding paninis to their menu, and on Monday nights, all bottles of wine are 25% off. Mosaic Café & Lounge | 25-19 24th Ave, Astoria 718-728-0708 | www.mosaicnyc.net

Amanda, owner of Astoria Park Wine & Spirits, chimes in with three of her summer wine picks: Tiasta Torrontes-$10 This Argentinian white is light, fresh, and fruity. Great for sipping outside on a warm day! Gin Barry Shiraz-$20 If you’re barbecuing and looking for a wine that is light enough for summer but can still hold up against even red meat, look no further than this fruity Australian wine. La Cana Albarino-$16 This Spanish white is fuller-bodied than the Torrontes. While it is more crisp and dry, it still manages to be refreshing with a clean finish. Astoria Park Wine & Spirits 28-07 24th Ave, Astoria 718-606-1142 www.astoriaparkwineandspirits.com JULY 2012 | BOROMAG.COM | 27


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ENTERTAINMENT REAL ESTATE

THE PERFECT HOME Story DANIEL CROWN

A

s anyone who has ever searched for a New York City apartment can attest, finding the perfect place to live often becomes an epic and grueling task. This is especially true for those who don’t want to sacrifice space and comfort just to be able to get outside and see something green every now and again. As it turns out, few neighborhoods are better suited to house these premier properties than Long Island City and Astoria. If you’re on the prowl for a new home this summer, look no further than the following two buildings, both of which perfectly utilize Western Queens’ unique environment by combining spacious outdoor areas with distinctive urban views:.

View from EXO

4540 Center Blvd

EXO

4540 CENTER BLVD.

EXO

For nearly a decade, developers from TF Cornerstone have been changing the face of Long Island City’s waterfront. By filling the 22 acres that previously housed the city’s largest Pepsi-Cola bottling plant, the string of EastCoast residential properties on Center Boulevard has long transformed the borough’s shoreline into a verdant urban oasis.

Located at 26-38 21st Street, EXO Astoria prides itself on its spacious apartments and modern, new finishes. Each unit sports oak plank flooring, recessed lighting and, perhaps most importantly, the Holy Grail for most NYC apartment hunters: a pristine washer/dryer set.

True to form, the group’s newest building, located at 4540 Center Blvd., features a large, landscaped outdoor terrace, ideal for summer get-togethers. If that isn’t enough, the building is also surrounded by 12 acres of parks alongside the historic East River esplanade. Combine these outdoor havens with the property’s roomy, cutting edge living spaces, and you’ve got the quintessential New York apartment building. As Sofia Estevez, Executive Vice President in charge of leasing for TF Cornerstone, explains, the area “offers unmatched amenities, acres of green space and the conveniences of a true neighborhood – all within minutes of Manhattan.” 4540 Center Blvd. | 718-606-9440 | www.tfcornerstone.com 30 | BOROMAG.COM | JULY 2012

With all the time saved by not having to walk to the laundromat, EXO denizens can readily take advantage of the building’s two outdoor areas, both of which provide pleasant views of the Manhattan skyline. The first, a landscaped sky lounge, features a series of chaise lounges perfect for latenight reading sessions. The second, a sizable rooftop terrace, is ideal for outdoor barbecue enthusiasts. EXO also features a full fitness center replete with cardio machines, weights and mat area for those interested in keeping in shape. “With an abundance of amenities, new, spacious apartments and beautiful skyline views, it’s an amazing value for the area,” said Jim Hayden, EXO’s General Manager. EXO | 26-38 21st Street | www.ExoAstoria.com


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BORO DEALS & DISCOUNTS Be local and enjoy the below offers from some of Astoria and LIC’s best merchants. Offers available through July 31, 2012. Bring BORO or coupon below to redeem discount. Limited to 1 use per reader. Merchant restrictions may apply.

FREE Churros Dessert with meal.

1 FREE pint with any sandwich sun-thur.

1 FREE DRINK and comedy show with meal on Tuesday nights 9PM-Closing.

5% OFF your order with BORO Magazine.

15% OFF your next visit..

1 FREE Signature Cocktail with your meal.

1 HALF-PRICED bottle of wine per table

10% OFF when you spend $100 or more.

WINEGASM 1 FREE glass of wine with your meal.

Tues. nights.

$39.99 for limited Digital TV + High

1 FREE Glass of Wine or Dessert with

Speed Internet.

meal. Redeemable mon-thurs.

$10 OFF haircuts and color.

Excludes prix fixe. Limited to select wines.

1 FREE dance or fitness class for new students with ad @ Astoria Fine Arts Dance.

Complimentary Blowout for first

15% OFF entire purchase.

$40 for 2 weeks of unlimited classes (group fitness or spin). New students only.

20% OFF growlers. (Select beers)

$129 for six weeks of fitness classes.

1 FREE premium Cocktail thur-fri

ONE FREE DRINK with a regular priced

10% OFF any wine purchase.

(Before 12am)

admission, Chimay and L-Iced Tea excluded.

time color clients (tues-thurs).

July 2012  

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