DINING IN LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS:
The Subway: subway transportation is excellent in Queens. The 7 train goes directly from Grand Central in Manhattan to Queens in 5 minutes. Other excellent subway lines are the E, V, N, R and also the G train to Brooklyn.
Queens is renowned for its diverse ethnic restaurants. The restaurants below are all within walking distance from our Queens apartment.
Tournesol: A Michelin-noted small and welcoming French bistro.
The Creek LIC: a chill Tex-Mex grill with a full bar, pool room, and spacious outdoor patio and lounge.
Tuk Tuk: authentic Thai food from a Bangkok-expat artist.
Testaccio: Roman nose-to-tail comfort food with NYC flair.
Manetta's Ristorante: an old neighborhood original since the '20's. Excellent and cheap pizza.
Cafe Henri: a little bit of the left bank in Queens-delectable crepes and salads!
Massa Restaurant and Lounge: Mediteranean menu, jazz in evenings.
Communitea: Our favorite neighborhood cafe. Has a great selection of organic loose leaf teas, excellent coffee from a local roaster, does paninis, sandwiches, real fruit smoothies, baked goodies (alot done on the premises) and has free wi-fi. Very relaxed with an old-school vibe.
CULTURE IN LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS:
PS 1 Contemporary Art Center: the best place to see the newest contemporary art in a museum. It is connected to MoMA (one ticket gets you into both museums) A must for those interested in cutting edge art.
The Noguchi Museum is dedicated to life and work of this extraordinary Japanese-American sculpturor and architect.
Museum of the Moving Image: the best small museum in New York, this museum has excellent interactive exhibits: a perfect destination!
Long Island City Art Tour: excellent local art.
Trendy Williamsburg is fast, safe and easy to get to: take the L train to the Bedford stop on the subway. Read the "Brooklyn Bound" Guide
Free Williamsburg: the guide to Williamsburg's music, art, food, and bar scenes
Brooklyn Art Guide: cutting edge art in NY's hippest gallery district, Williamsburg
"36 hours in Brooklyn": a New York Times article about the delights of this borough!
"Brooklyn Made": the style map for design items made and sold in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
"The New New Harlem": A fresh slate of restaurants, markets, shops and bars!
"The Rebirth, and the Best, Goes on": a New York Times article features the old/new neighborhood.