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Hop on the 7 train to Queens when in New York. Photo: Shutterstock
Hop on the 7 train to Queens when in New York. Photo: Shutterstock

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Don’t miss Queens when in New York

New York is more than just Manhattan or Brooklyn. Get on the 7 train and explore Queens. Here´s a list of where to eat, drink and where to do some sightseeing.

Although it sprawls across 180 square miles, more than five times the size of Manhattan, Queens tends to be New York City’s forgotten borough. While it lacks Manhattan’s panache and Brooklyn’s self-conscious nouveau sophistication, Queens is more than just a home to two major airports and a disappointing baseball team – it also provides a diverse, hearty experience in culinary arts and libations. Climb aboard the fabled 7 train and disembark at Hunters Point.

L’inizio Pizza Bar

L’inizio Pizza Bar is a cozy Italian eatery that’s great for a quick afternoon lunch or a hearty evening dinner. It has a family spirit that works for a children’s birthday party, but the bar with 11 beers on tap appeals to more adult tastes too. There’s something for everyone when it comes to slices, whether it’s regular, buffalo bleu cheese or the health-conscious gluten-free variety.

L’inizio Pizza Bar

7–23 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City

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Corner Bistro

Corner Bistro, across the street from L’inizio, is place to unwind with another drink and perhaps enjoy the sporting event of the moment. If you still have room, the burgers are ­legendary and the grilled cheese isn’t bad, either.

Corner Bistro

47–18 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City

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Dutch Kills

Now that you’re fully engorged, take a stroll to Jackson Avenue to experience the craft cocktails at Dutch Kills. Make sure it’s after 5pm, when the place opens, or all you’re doing is burning calories.

Dutch Kills

27-24 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City

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Artopolis

It’s time to depart Long Island City and catch the N train to Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria to experience some Greek pastries. Artopolis and its mouth-watering baklava – the almond version will make you see Zeus himself – are worth the 10-minute train ride. And if that’s not enough, there are Greek food carts to fill you up further.

Artopolis

23–18 31st Street, Astoria

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Museum of Moving Image

Not far is the Museum of Moving Image, home to artifacts from ­old-time Hollywood and today’s ­cinematic classics. Costumes, sets, cameras, and arcade games litter the fun three-story center that truly combines fun and education.

Museum of Moving Image

36–01 35th Avenue, Astoria

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See the sights

Citi Field

If you’re here from April to September (and maybe October), check out the baseball stadium that’s quietly better than its counterpart in the Bronx. If you want to eat at the Shake Shack in center field, get there early because the line is as long as the Mets’ championship drought.

Citi Field

123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Queens

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Flushing Meadows

It’s the place with the giant globe you’ve seen in the movies. There’s also the New York Hall of Science, a zoo, aquatic center, and much more.

Flushing Meadows

Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens

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Botanical Garden

More than 20 gardens are a treat for the olfactory senses. It’s a great place to learn about the birds and the bees – literally.

43-50 Main St, Flushing, New York

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Last edited: August 8, 2017

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