Receding storm surge from LI Sound completely flattens grass after it breaches coastal pathway. #Queens #NYC #Sandy  (at Hermon MacNeil Park)

Receding storm surge from LI Sound completely flattens grass after it breaches coastal pathway. #Queens #NYC #Sandy (at Hermon MacNeil Park)

Qatayef is a traditional dessert served in several Middle Eastern countries during Ramadan. The dough is fluffy like a pancake and folded in half, shaped like an empanada.  It is filled either with cheese or nuts.  It is covered in a light, sweet syrup. #Queens #NYC #Astoria #MiddleEastern #food #foodporn #iftar #meal #ramadan #dessert  (Taken with Instagram at Al-sham Sweets and Pastries)

Qatayef is a traditional dessert served in several Middle Eastern countries during Ramadan. The dough is fluffy like a pancake and folded in half, shaped like an empanada. It is filled either with cheese or nuts. It is covered in a light, sweet syrup. #Queens #NYC #Astoria #MiddleEastern #food #foodporn #iftar #meal #ramadan #dessert (Taken with Instagram at Al-sham Sweets and Pastries)

It is Ramadan and I’m here to eat an Iftar meal. These are dipping spices for our pending meal. #Queens #NYC #Astoria #Palestinian #food #foodporn (Taken with Instagram at Duzan)

It is Ramadan and I’m here to eat an Iftar meal. These are dipping spices for our pending meal. #Queens #NYC #Astoria #Palestinian #food #foodporn (Taken with Instagram at Duzan)

The Diavola pizza w tomato sauce, homemade fresh mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano, basil and Italian hand cut sopressata calabrese. Sopressata FTW! It’s as good as it sounds and looks! #nofilter #Astoria #Queens #NYC #Italian #food #yum  (Taken with Instagram at Basil Brick Oven Pizza)

The Diavola pizza w tomato sauce, homemade fresh mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano, basil and Italian hand cut sopressata calabrese. Sopressata FTW! It’s as good as it sounds and looks! #nofilter #Astoria #Queens #NYC #Italian #food #yum (Taken with Instagram at Basil Brick Oven Pizza)

This delicious appetizer combines fresh figs, thinly sliced pineapple & prosciutto. I never would’ve guessed to combine these flavors. #nofilter #yum #italian #food #Astoria #Queens #NYC  (Taken with Instagram at Basil Brick Oven Pizza)

This delicious appetizer combines fresh figs, thinly sliced pineapple & prosciutto. I never would’ve guessed to combine these flavors. #nofilter #yum #italian #food #Astoria #Queens #NYC (Taken with Instagram at Basil Brick Oven Pizza)

Finally getting around to trying the #ramen here. My verdict? Delish! #astoria #queens #food #nyc #japanese #noodles (Taken with Instagram at Hinomaru)

Finally getting around to trying the #ramen here. My verdict? Delish! #astoria #queens #food #nyc #japanese #noodles (Taken with Instagram at Hinomaru)

The best cheesecake in NYC is made by La Cheesecake in College Point, Queens. There are lines out the door especially on holidays. The fluffy cheesecake just melts in your mouth.  In addition to the plain/strawberry/blueberry/pineapple/cheery cheesecake, they also offer flavors like amaretto, espresso, brownie, oreo, carrot, and this one, the red velvet cheesecake.  Juniors cheesecake? Fugghedaboutit. (Taken with Instagram)
La Cheesecake126-06 14th AvenueCollege Point, NY 11356 718-359-3718Cash only.

The best cheesecake in NYC is made by La Cheesecake in College Point, Queens. There are lines out the door especially on holidays. The fluffy cheesecake just melts in your mouth.  In addition to the plain/strawberry/blueberry/pineapple/cheery cheesecake, they also offer flavors like amaretto, espresso, brownie, oreo, carrot, and this one, the red velvet cheesecake.  Juniors cheesecake? Fugghedaboutit. (Taken with Instagram)

La Cheesecake
126-06 14th Avenue
College Point, NY 11356
718-359-3718
Cash only.

If you think this mall is in CA, think again! It’s in Glendale, Queens. #mall #queens #nyc #outdoor #actionjojo (Taken with Instagram at Atlas Park Mall)

If you think this mall is in CA, think again! It’s in Glendale, Queens. #mall #queens #nyc #outdoor #actionjojo (Taken with Instagram at Atlas Park Mall)

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A boat long decaying in College Point’s northern shoreline with the Whitestone Bridge in the background.  The boat can be found as you walk along a public waterfront path of the Powell Cove Estates.  You can also see the remains of previous piers. 
College Point was once home to numerous factories, allowing raw materials to come in and finished products to ship out with ease in the late 19c and early 20c.  The neighborhood was also a recreational getaway.  Ferries from Manhattan would shuttle people who would arrive to spend time in the numerous outdoor German beer gardens.  Unfortunately, none of those beer gardens exist today.  Even Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia spent the summer of 1937 in College Point, conducting the city’s administrative business in a mansion by the water, eventually dubbed “the Summer City Hall”.
Powell Cove Boulevard, College Point

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A boat long decaying in College Point’s northern shoreline with the Whitestone Bridge in the background.  The boat can be found as you walk along a public waterfront path of the Powell Cove Estates.  You can also see the remains of previous piers. 

College Point was once home to numerous factories, allowing raw materials to come in and finished products to ship out with ease in the late 19c and early 20c.  The neighborhood was also a recreational getaway.  Ferries from Manhattan would shuttle people who would arrive to spend time in the numerous outdoor German beer gardens.  Unfortunately, none of those beer gardens exist today.  Even Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia spent the summer of 1937 in College Point, conducting the city’s administrative business in a mansion by the water, eventually dubbed “the Summer City Hall”.

Powell Cove Boulevard, College Point

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When you visit the NYC Transit Museum store, t-shirts are available for every subway line. Almost all of them boringly describe the train’s route:  Bronx to Brooklyn, 8th Avenue Local, blah blah blah.
Only one t-shirt was the exception…our beloved #7 train.

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When you visit the NYC Transit Museum store, t-shirts are available for every subway line. Almost all of them boringly describe the train’s route:  Bronx to Brooklyn, 8th Avenue Local, blah blah blah.

Only one t-shirt was the exception…our beloved #7 train.