Panorama at the Queens Museum of Art
Check out Forgotten NY’s article on the Remnants of the 1964 Worlds Fair.
Flushing, Queens is home to a Chinatown that is said to be better than Manhattans and also has very authentic Thai food as well.
Petey’s Burger-Mini chain of awesome burgers, fries and onion rings, including a version of animal style fries with sauce and sauteed onions.-3017 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102
Burger Club-Too many burger options, good onion rings and other apps, including an unusual Mozzarella cheese stick made with fresh Mozz on a bed of…Ham. 32-02 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102- (718) 777-7788
See the panorama, above
Louis Armstrong House-The Louis Armstrong House was the home of Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille Wilson from 1943 until his death in 1971. Lucille gave ownership of it to the city of New York in order to create a museum focused on her husband. 34-56 107th St, Flushing, NY 11368 Monday Closed (718) 478-8274
Spicy & Tasty-Sichuan Restaurant that is one of the best restaurants in the area. 39-07 Prince St, Flushing, NY 11354 (718) 359-1601
Max and Mina’s Ice Cream-7126 Main Street Flushing, NY 11367-(718) 793-8629-Hard to get to without a car, this place was made famous for having strange ice cream flavors like Ketchup. Theres lots of non gross flavors too.
X’ian Famous Foods-41-28 Main Street Bsmt #36, Flushing, NY 11354-“western” Chinese food with locations in Manhattan and newer “Upscale” Restaurant B’iang. They make hand pulled noodles topped with stewed meats like Cumin Lamb Noodles. Amazing!
Long Island City, Queens
Queens Museum of Art-Home to the Fantastic Panorama pictured above and near many relics of the Worlds Fair
Elevator Museum -21-03 44th Ave, St 206, Long Island City -917-748-2328
Staten Island, NY
The Bronx, NY
Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is a Little Italy that is superior to Manhattans..
City Island, Bronx, NY
JOHNNY’S famous REEF RESTAURANT-2 City Island Avenue Bronx, NY 10464 (718) 885-2086-Casual clam shack type restaurant
New Rochelle, NY
New Roc City-Entertainment complex with Movie theaters, skating rinks, video game rooms and a space shot freefall type ride.
Cortland Manor, NY
Popeyes Pub-Bar in a historic building with love bands, usually punk and metal-
2056 East Main Street Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567-2622 – (914) 737-9325
Amusement ParkAdventureland-2245 Route 110, Farmingdale, (516) 694-6868- Small family park.Live Music-
The downtown-190 main street , Farmingdale Long island-accessable from NYC via LIRR.Fire Island
For info on Fire Island Clubs and events go to
Mr. Ladybug.Garrison, NY
The Bird & Bottle Inn 1123 Old Albany Post Road Garrison, NY 10524 (800) 782-6837. Nice dinners served in this 18th Century House. They have rooms which are pricey, but really not because they include a credit for dinner.Hillburn, NY
Mount Fuji-Route 17 North, Hillburn, New York-845-357-4270-Hibachi style japanese steakhouse in a giant pagoda, with a tiki bar.Hudson, NY
The Hudson River Theater, 521 Warren Street. Hudson, NY-Odd collection of shows here, like Marshall Crenshaw or Graham Parker, then things like Monade, a Stereolab side project.
Ithacas alternative weekly is the Ithaca Times.
Lake George, NY-Lake George is a resort area in Upstate NY. You can take a train to Albany from Penn Station and take a cab to Lake George Village for about $90 rt. While in the Neighborhood, you can also drive up to Lake Champlain and take a ferry to Burlington, VT.
The Sagamore Club Grille-800-358-3585-pricey restaurant in 115+ year old hotel in Bolton Landing, 10 miles from Lake George.
King Neptunes Pub-518-668-2017-Bar with live music.
Great Escape Fun Park-Route 9, , Lake George, (518) 792-3500 -excellent park with amazing Comet rollercoaster.
Lake Placid, NY
One of the last 4 howard johnsons restaurants is in lake placid. 98 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid. 1-800-858-4656
Long Island, NY
Long Island has a local version of the Village Voice.
Music Den, 4950 Nesconset Hwy, Port Jefferson Station, NY
Vinyl Solution, 33 N. Main St., Port Chester, NY 10573
Walter’s -937 Palmer Ave. Mamaroneck, NY-Hot dog shack in a Pagoda. Must try. They serve their hot dogs split on grilled buns.
First National Franks, 3147 Rte. 112 Medford, NY 11772 631-696-1900, giant dogs on giant buns, plus burgers and fries. Giant dog on the sign
Duryeas Lobster Deck, Tuthill Road, Montauk, Phone: (631) 668-2410. Old fashioned lobster shack.
The Montague Bookmill is a used bookstore housed in an 1842 gristmill, and has some occasional events as well.
Mount Kisko, NY
Exile on Main St., 131 Main St, Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Mount Tremper, NY
The Spotted Dog-Firehouse themed restaurant next to the worlds largest kaliedescope. Spotted Dog Restaurant –
5340 Route 28, Mt Tremper – (845) 688-7700
New Paltz, New York
6 Mohonk-House where they put on parties….
38 Main Street New Paltz, NY 12561- (845) 255-9800
www.myspace.com/snugs_tavernWierd stuff-TrapezeSchool has moved. You can call 845-658-8540 for info on trapeze flying in New Paltz. Learn how to fly through the air with the greatest of ease.
Smithtown, LI You can’t just eat there though, as it there is an etiquette guide.
Mike’s Restaurant (518) 382-9213, 1135 Erie Blvd ,
Schenectady, NY 12305-the sign says, “finest ever made FIRST PRIZE Mikes Frankfurts-first prize with our sauce” which is a chili sauce. Also burgers and battered rings.
Dairy Circus-1 Lyric St , Scotia, NY 12302 (518) 374-5725- Because you can’t get a dip at Jumpin Jacks
Saints&Sinners 558 smithtown bypass smithtown, new york (on the corner of rt.111/347)Syracuse, NY
Music Arcade, 1077 Old Country Rd, Westbury, NY 11590
Voss’ Bar-B-Q -Route 5A, Yorkville, NY -Not what you think of as BBQ, this place serves upstate style bbq which is slice roasted meat with BBQ sauce. However, the hot dogs here are unusual overflowing gut bombs of amazing toppings.