Queens Journals

New York: Queens

A travel journal to Queens by kylebarber

Quote: All that's good about Brooklyn's inferior neighbor.

New York: Queens

Overview

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I live in Brooklyn, so I can't help but be biased against the lost cause known as Queens. But there are a few things to recommend about this supposedly interesting and lively neighborhood that even a stubborn Brooklynite would find worthwhile to check out. And no matter where you live, there can't be denying that the Lemon Ice King of Corona is the premier italian ice eatery in the world, bar none.

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Best Way To Get Around:

You can navigate most of Queens quickly and safely by subway train.

Cabana Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant | "Cabana"

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This festive restaurant is both appealing in decor and its yummy menu. The friendly staff and upbeat atmosphere quickly get you in the mood for pre-dinner cocktails, but you won't need any rum to mask the flavor of the food. It's authentic Cuban, Jamaican and Latin dishes, served piping hot and in quite generous proportions. I sampled the empanadillas and sweet potato french fries, but my dining companion's arroz con pollo was the real winner. Easily a great choice for an authentic Caribbean meal.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 2, 2001

Cabana Restaurant & Bar
107-10 70th Road
Queens, New York 11375
(718) 263-3600

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I've always been prejudiced against Italian ices. They're just glorified snow cones, right? Well, Ben Faremo has put that foolish notion of mine to rest with his Lemon Ice King of Corona stand. The ices are actually creamy and smooth, more similar to good ice cream that syrupy crushed ice. The fruit flavors are all fresh tasting, many with actual chunks of fruit buried inside. I really was nutty about all four flavors I tried (I know, I'm a glutton...), but was particularly fond of raspberry. Yum! Who cares if it's winter, I'm heading back there soon...

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 2, 2001

Lemon Ice King of Corona
52-02 108th Street
Queens, New York 11368
(718) 699-5133

Portofino

Restaurant

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Portofino is a traditional New York style Italian restaurant, with the faux elegance and snappy service. But the Italian dishes are quite good and plentiful, making it a great choice for anyone who should wind up in Forest Hills of all places. I had a chicken dish with creamy red sauce that was fabulous. The desserts looked better than they actually tasted, but weren't at all bad.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 2, 2001

Portofino
109-32 Ascan Avenue
Queens, New York 11375
(718) 261-1239

Museum of the Moving Image

Attraction | "American Museum of the Moving Image"

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The American Museum of the Moving Image is an interesting place to visit, but its primarily worth a visit to catch one of the archived films that they are showing. You can check out what films are currently scheduled by calling (718) 784-0077 or by checking out their web site, American Museum of Moving Image. Admission to the museum, which includes the screenings, is $8.50 per adult.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 2, 2001

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria, Queens, New York 11106
(718) 777-6888

Atlantis 2010

Attraction

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I stopped by this bar duirng the middle of the Queens Gay Pride weekend, and it was fairly packed with a mix of older and younger men. It's definitely much more ethnically mixed than what you would normally find in a bar in Chelsea, as Jackson Heights is the home to much of the Latin gay community. Bone up on your Spanglish to facilitate making new pals...

People were very friendly here, and drinks are much cheaper than what you'd expect to pay in Manhattan. If I had to complain about anything I guess I'd take issue with the bizarre and somewhat dated "futuristic" decor they have employed. Everything is day-glo, which screams 1987 to me.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 7, 2001

Atlantis 2010
7619 Roosevelt Avenue
Queens, New York 11372
(718) 457-3939