Queens-The Bronx and Staten Island

Panorama at the Queens Museum of Art


Queens, NY

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.  

Serious Eats articles about where to Eat.
Real Cheap Eats Queens

Astoria, Queens


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
(718) 267-6300

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


Flushing, Queens


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


Tiki Bar-
Jade Island-2845 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314 (718) 761-8080-This tiki bar/Chinese restaurant is not easy to get to without a car.  There is an express bus that goes from Manhattan that is the best bet.  As with most Tiki Places, the food is average at best.  Get a pupu platter and get drinks.
Shaggy’s Original Cheesesteak 2461 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10306. (718) 980-7200. Cheesesteaks ain’t cheap, roast beef more recommended.  They also have jersey style hot dogs which are like sausage, peppers and onions but with hot dogs instead of the Sausage.
Eggers Ice Cream-1194 Forest Avenue Staten Island, NY 10310 (718) 981-2110-Old timey ice cream parlor and candy store.  Also a location at 7437 Amboy Road, Staten Island  (718) 605-9335
Killmeyers -4254 Arthur Kill Road  Staten Island, NY 10309 (718) 984-1202-bavarian restaurant with sausage and schnitzel platters

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




Farmingdale, NY

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
Live Music

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.

Helsinki Hudson-405 Columbia Street, Hudson, New York 12534

Huntington, NY



Herrell’s Ice Cream Huntington-46L Gerard Street, Huntington, NY  11743 631-673-1100

Ithaca, NY

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 Boardwalk-518-668-5324-Burgers
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.

Amusement Park-
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.

Record Stores-
Music Den, 4950 Nesconset Hwy, Port Jefferson Station, NY
Vinyl Solution, 33 N. Main St., Port Chester, NY 10573


Long Island City, Queens, NY
Elevator Museum -21-03 44th Ave, St 206, Long Island City -917-748-2328
Mamaroneck, NYEats-
Walter’s -937 Palmer Ave. Mamaroneck, NY-Hot dog shack in a Pagoda.  Must try.  They serve their hot dogs split on grilled buns.
Medford, NY
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

Montauk, NY
Duryeas Lobster Deck, Tuthill Road, Montauk, Phone: (631) 668-2410. Old fashioned lobster shack.

The unusual-
The Montague Bookmill is a used bookstore housed in an 1842 gristmill, and has some occasional events as well.

Mount Kisko, NY

Record Store
Exile on Main St., 131 Main St, Mount Kisco, NY 10549


Indoor Go Kart Track-Grand Prix New York Racing, 333 North Bedford Road, Mount Kisco – (914) 241-3131  www.gpny.com

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….

New Paltz, NY
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
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


Westchester, NY

Yorkville, NY

Voss’ Bar-B-Q -Route 5A, Yorkville, NY -Not what you think of as BBQ, this place serves upstate style bbq which is sliced roasted meat with BBQ sauce.  However, the hot dogs here are unusual overflowing gut bombs of amazing toppings.