Insider Picks

Get an insider’s perspective on top things to do, see, and eat in Flushing!

Bombay Theatre
When long time Queens resident Asif Mohammad transformed Fresh Meadow’s adult film theater, The Mayfair, into the Bombay Theatre in 1996, he proved himself to be a pioneer in destination theatre. With box offices struggling in many localities across the city, Bombay Theatre, which shows South Asian movies, thrives. India’s Bollywood, produces more films and
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Kissena Velodrome: Keeping The Simple Elegance of Bike Racing Alive in Flushing
Photo credit: Jillian Abbott Bicycle racing at Kissena Velodrome, located in Kissena Park off Booth Memorial Avenue at Parsons Blvd., is more than a sport for many of its riders. It’s a passion, a way of life, a community. And, this sense of purpose and belonging is not limited to the athletes. This track is
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Flushing, Your Destination for Dessert Indulgence
Photo credit: Blueberry Cake from Iris Bakery Myriad specialty desserts spots in Flushing will offer you a glimpse of the neighborhood’s rich diversity and dynamism. Whether you’re seeking a late-night sugar rush or an elegant afternoon tea, our bustling neighborhood will surprise and delight! Yes, Flushing is a great place for a piping hot bowl
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Joe Rong’s rice rolls deserve a cult following. Here’s Why.
“Joe’s Steam Rice Roll” 136-21 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing Steam billows from every crevice of the shiny metal box in the shop’s center. Joe Rong, the owner of Joe’s Steam Rice Roll, stands over it, patiently. He is waiting for the seemingly magical creation that is his steamed rice roll: tender and thin, rice paper filled
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Local Artist Spotlight
Stephanie S. Lee, Curator and Painter Photo credit: Artwork by Stephanie S. Lee Stephanie S. Lee is an artist and curator of Queens: Envisioning Habitats, an exhibition at Flushing Town Hall on view from December 16 through December 30, 2017. Lee’s work is inspired by Korean traditional painting. Her contemporary style connects with the symbolic, decorative, and
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Flushing’s Vibrant Cocktail Culture
Where is the best cocktail in NYC? Come and check out Flushing’s exciting cocktail bars! Photo credit: Leaf Restaurant and Bar Before you hop on the number seven train and head into Manhattan in search of a good cocktail, consider taking a second look at the hidden gems in the neighborhood. As Downtown Flushing continues
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Must-see Exhibitions in December
The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the Making The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the Making is a multimedia exhibition bringing together artists, designers, CUNY students and local communities to reflect on the art of making, craftsmanship and technology in today’s globalized world. The exhibition calls attention to larger systems at play that influence the state
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Flushing’s Holiday Gift Guide
Photo credit: Flushing Fantastic The holidays are a time for giving, we all know that, but the giving doesn’t have to stop at loved ones. By shopping local, we create a giving multiplier, not only bringing joy to friends and family but also supporting and strengthening our local community. And if that’s not enough reason
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Local Cooking Spotlight
Nepali Cooking with Rachana Photo credit: Sixty-First Productions Rachana’s bright and open home is a peaceful respite from the intense bustle of Flushing’s Main Street a few blocks away. She loves to share her food and her Nepalese heritage through the League of Kitchens as well as through Eat Offbeat, a catering company where she works as
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Fall’s Coolest Picks
Photo credit: Flushing Town Hall “I live near a 7 train stop in Sunnyside and go to Flushing about once a week. Flushing is an enchanted place full of diverse attractions. Here are some things I look forward to…” Dumplings: I frequent six different purveyors of these doughy treats, including White Bear, Tian Jin, Yoz Shanghai,
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Dish O’ the Day
The Best $2.50 Peanut Noodles in Flushing Photo credit: Joe DiStefano “100 Flavors” Arcadia Mall, 45-32 Main St., Flushing There are many tasty things at Arcadia Mall on the southern end of Main Street in downtown Flushing. A good majority of them—hearty lamb soup dumplings, delicate seabass dumplings, and crunchy fried spare ribs—can be found
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At Tea Cha Cha, It Pays to Have a Friend
Edible Queens Print Editor Abby Carney shares a story on her bubble tea experience in Flushing. Just a block or so from Flushing’s Main St. station, a small sidewalk queue almost seems to bounce with anticipation—waiting for lemon grapefruit, red bean and green tea, mango and several other milk bubble tea flavors.Located in ChaTime’s former home (the
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