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Image source: Wikimedia Commons – bananas can do wonders when you’re sick

During this time of back and forth between mild weather and winter weather, it’s easy to get sick. And when you’re sick, life sucks. When some of us get sick, our appetites decrease and we don’t want to eat anything (or can’t keep it down), and getting back on the eating horse can been a shock to the system. What do you like to eat while sick? Are you a chicken soup kind of person? A warm Jello individual? Do you take on the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast). Or maybe tea and toast is where you’re at. We’d love to know. Leave us a comment here or via twitter at @queensnycity.

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Image source: Project Woodhaven

We loved this photowalk that the folks from Project Woodhaven put together – so many great shots! Work is being done at the Forest Park Bandshell and environs, so PW got curious and took a stroll through the park last weekend. We enjoyed their previous photowalk last January after it snowed, too. Check it out.

Project Woodhaven: A Walk In The Park [Project Woodhaven]
Great photos of Forest Park and Woodhaven after the most recent dusting of snow [QNYC]

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Happy Spring!

Today is the day – it’s finally Spring! The Vernal Equinox is today, meaning the day and night are equal. This also means the days are going to start being longer than the night. Very exciting stuff – even if it still feels like Winter today.

The Queens Museum of Art is changing its name

As part of their renovation and expansion, the Queens Museum of Art is changing their name to simply, Queens Museum. They plan to change their logo, too, and we look forward to seeing the new design. You’ll still find engaging and thought-provoking art there. Tom Finkelpearl, the museum’s executive director, said “While this is a time of tremendous change for the Queens Museum, what will remain constant is our dedication to openness and engagement.” And never fear, the Panorama of the City of New York is not going anywhere! Thank goodness.

Hail, Snowdonia!

We’ve learned more about the gastropub Snowdonia, which will open in Astoria in May. Their plan to serve beer-inspired and beer-infused food is still on the books, and they’ll also have about 10 taps. Look for beer cocktails, too (here’s hoping for a fab michelada). Their chef will be Will Lubold, formerly of ’inoteca on the Lower East Side. We can’t wait!

Is the MLS looking to Florida now? 

From what we can tell, NYC officials need to pin down and settle on details of the proposed MLS stadium in Queens. MLS commissioner Don Garber said, “It needs to get done so that we can move on with our expansion plans. I’m not going to put any timing on that but we’ve got to finalize our expansion plan. There’s a lot of activity in Orlando and we’ve got to figure out where that fits in with our expansion timing.” There is also a lot of interest in soccer in Florida and the MLS isn’t represented south of DC, so the idea of many hungry soccer fans is appealing. That said, Garber believes NYC will come through and get the show on the road, build that stadium, and wait for the hordes of fans to descend upon Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Armchair traveler – Jackson Heights

Check out this short video of the sights and sounds of Jackson Heights. Loved seeing the Ecuadorian street vendors and Mexican wrestling masks!

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/59118635]

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Image source: Major League Soccer

We saw this on Gothamist and then took a look at the source article on Soccer by Ives, and we were intrigued by what’s being discussed – Major League Soccer (MLS) has developed a wandering eye in the direction of Florida. We really thought the Flushing Meadows Corona Park location was a done deal, but apparently it isn’t in stone – and MLS is getting twitchy.

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DNAinfo reports on Snowdonia, a trappist-style gastropub coming to Astoria, that we reported on last October. More details have surfaced – it will open in May at 34-55 32nd Street (GMAP). This is the old Lucas Steakhouse space; originally they thought they might open in the space that currently is home to El Boqueron, a Spanish tapas restaurant, but the old Lucas location worked out better.