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Tonight is the grand opening of Lockwood, the gifts for everyone and everything shop of Queens. It’s the expanded, better and better location of SITE. 

Knock, knock. 
Who’s here?
Astoria

Lockwood
3215 33rd St. 
Astoria

Tonight is the grand opening of Lockwood, the gifts for everyone and everything shop of Queens. It’s the expanded, better and better location of SITE.

Knock, knock.
Who’s here?
Astoria

Lockwood
3215 33rd St.
Astoria

This weekend’s view of LIC from the FDR.

This weekend’s view of LIC from the FDR.

5 Pointz is truly the mecca of hip hop culture.

This past Saturday, it was on full display - with artists doing their craft,  tourists taking pictures, and a good ol’ breakdance competition.

And if you are not yet privy, the site is set to be put down in favor of real estate development. Read about the contention everywhere.

http://5ptz.com/
45-46 Davis St. Long Island City

These are so very lovely and eye catching. mellifluous-ephemera: Hydrangeas on the way home. (at St. Marys Church, LIC)

These are so very lovely and eye catching. mellifluous-ephemeraHydrangeas on the way home. (at St. Marys Church, LIC)

"Astoria Skyline," June 2, 2013. Various buildings as photographed from a Ditmars Boulevard–bound N train.

This is one of my favorite Arts for Transit pieces. The mural is at once sort of 8-bit but also remarkably realistic and detailed. I love Queens even more each time I walk by it.

artsfortransit:

…At the Queens Plaza station on the E, M and R lines, artist Ellen Harvey asks riders to imagine that they are gazing skyward at the 360 degree view that surrounds the station. In her series of mosaic murals, entitled Look Up, Not Down (2005), Harvey celebrates the romance and nostalgia of the skyline as seen from this Queens neighborhood. Harvey’s work here demonstrates shows hope and resilience, with the shining sun marking the former location of the World Trade Center. In years to come, as the city continues to reinvent itself, the mosaics will serve as a view of a past moment in time.

I will never tire of admiring Manhattan from Gantry Plaza…

I will never tire of admiring Manhattan from Gantry Plaza…

Why do I love Queens? Among the many reasons are our elevated trains. To emerge from the tunnels of Manhattan into a deluge of sunshine is the best Welcome Home greeting after a long day at work.

Why do I love Queens? Among the many reasons are our elevated trains. To emerge from the tunnels of Manhattan into a deluge of sunshine is the best Welcome Home greeting after a long day at work.

I don’t understand how everyone is not constantly raving about Homemade Taqueria just off Northern Blvd in Astoria/LIC. Fantastic, cheap, authentic Mexican cuisine. They make their own tortillas every day… by hand, not machine.  Same with the empanadas (spinach and queso pictured above) and huaraches (try it with the smoked pork chop). The fresh juices are delicious (I added a few ice cubes floating with the seeds… so refreshing!) And the best part… they have a ‘fixins’ station at the counter where you can apply your own pico de gallo, cilantro, salsas, shaved radishes, beans, and nopales (cactus). Homemade Taqueria * 45-09 34th Ave, Astoria * (718) 255-1349 * www.homemadetaqueria.com

thisbelongsinamuseum:

My grandfather was a bit of a hoarder, but it never got too out of hand as he managed to keep most of his stuff down in the basement. Considering I lived with them, I have strong memories of a bunch of cast iron thingamajigs down there, so I’m sure he would’ve loved the Underpenny Plane and Cast Iron Museum in Queens, New York. Antique collector Sung Park spent over fifteen years searching New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Ohio for these mid-19th century American artifacts. He always dreamt of sharing the cast-iron pieces by opening up a museum-shop. And he did just that. Tucked right beneath a tenement house, one side of the tiny space for viewing only with hundreds of items lining the wall behind the counter, like ornate penny banks, cast iron trivets, bells, bookends, wood planes, and horse-and-carriage toys. And even though these trinkets are off-limits from your greedy hands, at least the other side of the room is for sale. So good news, shoppers. Commerce wins again!

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In Long Island City, 10-13 50th Avenue, down near where Vernon and Jackson converge.

Above 48th Avenue, facing northeast towards Citigroup Building, Long Island City

Above 48th Avenue, facing northeast towards Citigroup Building, Long Island City

48th Avenue, facing west, Long Island City

48th Avenue, facing west, Long Island City

44th Drive, facing southwest, Long Island City

44th Drive, facing southwest, Long Island City