12/04/12 11:00am

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Calling all couples and those looking for love – November 30 through December 9 Queens Theatre is bringing to NYC a show that doesn’t hide behind the fluffy, mushy romance of what the world hopes marriage to be. You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! is a new comedy based on the dysfunctional marriage of the writers, Annabelle Gurwitch (Dinner and a Movie, Fired!) and Jeff Kahn (Ben Stiller Show, Forty Year Old Virgin), who expose the raw and untold truth of ‘til death do us part.’ this hilarious new comedy is sure to strike both laughter and terror into the hearts of any couple by offering a hilarious glimpse into a relationship that seems doomed by opposing personalities from the start. Gurwitch and Kahn’s delightfully crazy lifestyle manages to keep their relationship intact, up-ending every idea you ever had about living ‘happily ever after’.

“So funny because it’s so accurate. Kahn and Gurwitch illuminate the insanity of marriage.  They make you want to embrace your spouse for the same reason you want to strangle them.” -Ben Stiller

This week and next enter our contest to score a pair of free tickets to see the show with your loved one (or not-so-loved one) for the performance date of your choice! Submit your email or enter through Facebook to win! Get extra points by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter! Didn’t win? That’s okay too- at Queens Theatre, you are all winners- use code CONTEST and get 20%* off your tickets to the show! Tickets start at just $25!

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11/29/12 12:00pm

 

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If you are looking to Buy, Rent or Sell stop by our offices in Williamsburg, LIC or Astoria.

 

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Gantry Plaza State Park on the LIC waterfront.

Welcome to the third installment of LIC for Brooklynites. So far we’ve brought you neighborhood recommendations for places to eat - great restaurants and bars serving everything from comfort food, to Vietnamese pho, to classic cocktails; things to do - visit museums, take classes, and even go kayaking for free; and now we’re turning our sights on where to live in this beautiful area. While LIC is a ‘neighborhood,’ it’s actually comprised of a bunch of smaller neighborhoods, including Hunters Point, Queens Plaza, Court Square, and Dutch Kills.  (more…)

11/28/12 11:00am

You

Calling all couples and those looking for love – November 30 through December 9 Queens Theatre is bringing to NYC a show that doesn’t hide behind the fluffy, mushy romance of what the world hopes marriage to be. You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! is a new comedy based on the dysfunctional marriage of the writers, Annabelle Gurwitch (Dinner and a Movie, Fired!) and Jeff Kahn (Ben Stiller Show, Forty Year Old Virgin), who expose the raw and untold truth of ‘til death do us part.’ this hilarious new comedy is sure to strike both laughter and terror into the hearts of any couple by offering a hilarious glimpse into a relationship that seems doomed by opposing personalities from the start. Gurwitch and Kahn’s delightfully crazy lifestyle manages to keep their relationship intact, up-ending every idea you ever had about living ‘happily ever after’.

“So funny because it’s so accurate. Kahn and Gurwitch illuminate the insanity of marriage.  They make you want to embrace your spouse for the same reason you want to strangle them.” -Ben Stiller

This week and next enter our contest to score a pair of free tickets to see the show with your loved one (or not-so-loved one) for the performance date of your choice! Submit your email or enter through Facebook to win! Get extra points by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter! Didn’t win? That’s okay too- at Queens Theatre, you are all winners- use code CONTEST and get 20%* off your tickets to the show! Tickets start at just $25!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Offer valid on full price seats. Not valid on $25 seats. May not be combined with any other offer. Blackout dates may apply. Not Valid on previously purchased tickets.

 

10/18/12 11:00am

Welcome to the second installment of our three-part series, LIC for Brooklynites! The first part was about where to eat, and now we’re moving on to what to do. Here is our list of worthwhile things to do in LIC, from museums, to parks, to recreation.

Sponsored By Modern Spaces.

If you are looking to Buy, Rent or Sell stop by of our offices in Brooklyn, LIC or Astoria.

Art and Museums

MOMA PS1

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Image source: Jules Antonio on Flickr

This 19th century schoolhouse holds some of the most current art available in NYC; it is one of the oldest (and largest) nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the US, founded in 1971. Various kinds of new and experimental art in all media are displayed throughout the space, and MOMA PS1 considers itself more of an exhibition space, rather than a “collecting institution.” As indicated by its name, PS1 is affiliated with the Museum of Modern Art.

Each summer, PS1 launches their weekly “Warm Up,” a music (often DJs) and dance extravaganza held in the courtyard of the museum, surrounded by the winner of the “Young Architects Program,” usually in the form of a large scale art piece that consumes the place. Inside is the newly opened M. Wells Dinette, the creation of Sarah Obraitis and Hugue Dufour of M. Wells Diner fame, and probably the best place in the borough for sous vide prepared food and other culinary delights. (more…)

09/19/12 11:00am

Breakfast at El*Ay*Si, the home of disco-style tater tots (with white gravy and cheese.)

Welcome to our three-part series called “LIC for Brooklynites,” from the folks at the QueensNYC webmag. We’ll be featuring where to eat, what to do, and where to live in Long Island City. This first part is about where to eat.

Brooklyn is right to be proud about its diverse food scene, but it’s no secret that Queens also has a lot to offer too. Especially for authentic ethnic cuisine like Greek, Mexican, Colombian, Uzbeki. Long Island City continues to gain a reputation for excellent eats, in particular European-influenced and New American dishes, as well as myriad artisanal foods.

To visit Long Island City, bike (the Pulaski has a safe bike lane), walk (it’s a short walk, we promise), drive (there’s parking), take the ferry (from DUMBO or Williamsburg), or take the subway (7/E/F/M/N/Q/R, and the G). You’ll be well-fed.

Here are some places worth checking out. We’ve grouped them by street, and most are accessible by subway, at the least. (more…)