Eating alone in Astoria? [We Heart Astoria]

Another terrorist suspect and sneakers [TimesLedger]

Glorified Tomato gals battle in cook-off [The Glorified Tomato]

Queens museums join in for Museum Week [Queens Courier]

Summer means ceviche in Queens [Queens Love]

Nude restaurant in LIC serves up controversy [Queens Gazette]

Queens scooter riders get creative [Queens Crap]

Banner day at Citi Field brings out all Mets Fans [Queens Courier]



Bigger boats for better East River ferry service [DNAinfo]

Shag haircut house in Astoria [Astoria Ugly]

All aboard LIRR from Queens to the Hamptons (ooolala) [DNAinfo]

Lunch break dance parties come to LIC [LIC Spot]

Forest Park Carousel back in business [Glorified Tomato]

Halloran gets badass brain tumor surgery scars [Politicker]

 Queens churches are all that [Newtown Pentacle]


If perchance you weekend in Astoria [We Heart Astoria]

Ancient tea garden discovered in Forest Hills Gardens [TimesLedger]

School bus drives into a J-Heights home, WTF [TimesNewsweekly]

Eating cheap is our favorite thing [QueensLove]

Brooklyn gets jealous of Rockaway planks (we love it) [Brooklyn Paper]

Queens has the best economy [Queens Courier]

Long Island City, New York’s own Laugh Factory [Queens Tribune]

Lady in Douglaston wants your bees (ahem, Astoria) [Douglaston Patch]

Image: Maspeth is having a Memorial Day Parade and we’re all invited (Maspeth is America).


Greenmarket is opening soon in Sunnyside [Sunnyside Post]

Who wants dried seahorse(s) [QueensLove]

Spiderman spins his webs at NY Hall of Science [DNAinfo]

Get on the Forest Park Carousel this weekend [Forest Hills Patch]

50,000 Yiddish books find a home in Queens [NYT]

Getting to know the pastry purveyors of Astoria [Astoria Characters]

Image: Flushing Meadows Corona Park


Open your mouth for J-Heights food stands [DNAinfo.com]

LIC Rocks Brooklyn’s “GoogaMooga” [LICSPOT]

Paint the town with public art [LIQCity]

This looks delicious, whatever it is [QueensLove]

Queens College evil eye never looked so good [TimesLedger]

Sunny side of turning 100 in Sunnyside [Sunnyside Post]

Someone had a good weekend [Cubicle57]

Queens Queer Film Series turns eight [Daily News]


Queens College growing apples…and oranges?  [Daily News]

Five pages on 5 Pointz [Complex]

Arty arty subway [DNAinfo]

Boardwalk Empire star loves Maspeth [Queens Courier]

Judah Friedlander shows up in LIC for laughs [Queens Chronicle]

Most expensive homes in Queens…drumroll [TimesLedger]

Bees still busy in Astoria [Newtown Pentacle]

Feeding frenzy, Japanese style [Fooditka]

Image: It’s a Girl in Forest Hills


So many people in Queens have mothers who hail from far off lands, and if your mother isn’t foreign born, surely you have a grandmother with international idiosyncrasies. We stumbled across this website with the unfortunate name “my mom is a fob.” Started by Serena and Teresa Wu, the site is intended to poke fun at Asian moms, but anyone with a mother from the motherland can relate. It’s hard to say which of the comments on the site are the funniest, so we will leave that to you to decide. This is pretty typical:

I was very upset one day and sent out a text to my entire family, making sure to put everything in caps, and ended the message with “WTF!?” Everyone responded with texts along the lines of “Haha,” or “LOL.”

Except for my mother. A few minutes later, I received this text message: “What does that mean, ‘Wednesday Thursday Friday’?”

Gotta love moms.


LIC Arts Open gives Ridgewood a run for its money [LICSPOT]

Trade Fair has an art installation of its own [Queens Love]

Astoria: the new Hollywood [Queens Gazette]

Queens fashion: you will fit into that faja [NYT]

Eating all over Astoria [Gothamist]

Sunnyside Gardens: NYC’s secret country club [Sunnyside Post]

Beer Gardens: NYC’s not so secret drinking clubs [Why Leave Astoria]

Image: Long Island City Salt Pile. How long would it take this to dissolve?