Open and Shut: Queens Edition


    Forest Hills

    The self-serve frozen yogurt shop Vanilla Sky opened its second location on Restaurant Row on 70th Street in Forest Hills. In addition to frozen yogurt, the shop will also sell coffee drinks, sandwiches and smoothies.

    Forest Hills Station House opened at 106-11 71st Avenue near the LIRR station in Forest Hills. The pub serves classic pub food with a twist as well as 16 craft beers on tap.


    Although the Astoria Bar Katch opened last month at 31-19 Newtown Ave, its backyard “kourtyard” opened June 14. The bar will open at 4 pm and the kitchen at 5 pm.

    Pizzeria Milkflower turned on its wood-fired pizza oven at 34-12 31st Ave to serve innovative pizzas that include local ingredients.

    Gastropub Snowdonia opened over the weekend with a pop-up restaurant. The restaurant, located at 34-22 32nd St, will serve locally sourced food that is paired with craft beers.


    Burger joint Williamsburger has moved from its original location in, well, Williamsburg to the corner of Greenpoint Avenue and 36th Street in Sunnyside. The restaurant serves burgers, milkshakes and a few burger variations. It is currently waiting on its liquor license and is cash only.

    Long Island City

    Big Alice Brewery opened at 808 43rd Road. The nanobrewery will sell two-thirds of its production through seasonal beer shares and the remaining bottles on Friday nights at the brewery. The summer shares have already sold out, but the brewery is accepting applications for the fall.

    Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments what opened (or closed) in your neighborhood!

    Photo: Forest Hills Station House Facebook Page

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