Shopping In Queens - Queens Shops

May 28, 2024 at 12:15 am by mikewood

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Queens Shops & Shopping in QNS NYC

July 2024 / Queens Shops & Shopping NYC / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

This section is dedicated to the Shops & Shopping section on Queens Buzz NYC.


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The reports at the top of this section will reflect the most recent reports - or the reports most relevant to current shopping events. This is followed by reporting we've done on shops and shopping in Queens since our inception in 2007 / 2008. This isn't just a local news site, it's also a database / history of the neighborhoods, generally based on events, issues and sometimes personages.

In time, we will organize the reports, photos and videos of this section into the following categories and likely more - Men's / Women's / Gifts / Home / Food / Services - following the reports at the top of the page designed to keep you updated on various shopping opportunities around the neighborhoods in Queens. At the bottom of the page there will be links to these reports and many others, organized into the neighborhoods in which the shops are located.

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Queens Parades & Ethnic & Cultural Festivals NYC 2024

Schedule of Parades and Cultural Festivals in Queens NYC 2024

queens parades cultural festivals parades queens nycJuly 12, 2024 / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Parades / Queens Buzz

This report provides a schedule of the parades held in the Queens each year. We update each parade / festival as we approach the event date. Pay attention to the dates and ONLY asterisked events have been updated to 2024. Pay attention to the dates / year.

The parades include the Queens Three Kings Day celebration in January, Chinese New Year Parade in late January, February or early March, the St. Patrick's Day Parades in March, the Greek Independence celebration in April, the Queens Memorial Day Parades in May, the Sunnyside Flag Day, Dominican and the Jackson Heights Pride Parades in June, the Queens Peruvian and Colombian Parades, the Festival of the Flores [flowers], Feast of St Irene Chrysovalantou [Greek], Jamaica Jerk Festival and the Queens County Farm Pow Wow in July, Jamaica JAMS and the Queens India Day & Ecuadorian Parades are held in August, the Queens Hispanic Day Parade and Sunnyside Oktoberfest in September; Astoria Oktoberfest, the Bolivian Parade, the Columbus Day and Kids Halloween Parades in October, and Durga Puja Sharod Utsav [Indian Festival] and the NYC Marathon, Diwali and Queens Veterans Day Parade in November. And actually quite a bit more - scroll down to see for yourself.

At the end of this report there are links to the parades and festivals in the other four boroughs of NYC.

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Queens Farmers Markets / Green Markets In Queens, Astoria, Long Island City, Jackson Heights, Sunnyside, Woodside, Corona, Flushing, Jamaica, Forest

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Queens Farmers Markets 2024

Opening Dates, Hours, Items & How To Shop - 18 Queens Farmers Markets

queens farmers markets queens green marketsJuly 8. 2024 / Food & Wine in Queens / Queens Buzz NYC.

This report contains the opening dates, times / hours, items / selection, as well as links to online maps of all major Queens farmer markets, including address locations in Queens.

The Queens farmers markets on this page are located in or around the Queens neighborhoods of Astoria, Long Island City LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Corona, Flushing, Jamaica and Glendale in Queens NYC.

Enjoy shopping and eating the fresh and natural foods and product of our local farmers and food manufacturers.

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Queens Food & Wine Shops & Stores In Queens

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Click the heading above to view food & wine events this month in Queens. Click the following links to go directly into one of these Queens Neighborhoods: Astoria, Flushing, Jackson Heights, Jamaica, Long Island City and Sunnyside.

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Eating Right in Queens in the New Year

mt sinai nutritionDecember 14, 2012 / Astoria & LIC / Food in Queens / Queens Buzz. I attended a lecture on nutrition sponsored by Mount Sinai Hospital of Astoria at the LIC YMCA. The presentation was given by Effie Nerantzis, Registered Dietician, who is shown in the photo to your left.

She provided a lot of information that one can use to begin to make smart, healthy choices in their diet, while continuing to lead an on-the-go modern lifestyle. Some of the lecture including how to read nutrition labels on the backs of packages, how to interpret the claims on the front of food packages, she touched on how organic foods factor into the mix, and how to shop and prepare foods in short order.

We'll have more on this seminar later in the quarter. In the meantime, click here for other Astoria Food & Wine Shopping News briefs.

Queens Food Shops Shopping and Thanksgiving Dinners & Restaurants Queens NYC

Thanksgiving Day Gourmet Food & Grocery Stores, Community Dinners & Restaurants In Queens 2022

Thanksgiving Day Grocery Stores, Gourmet Food Shopping, Community Dinners & Restaurants in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside & Jackson Heights Queens

November 1, 2022 / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Restaurants / Queens Buzz NYC.

Thanksgiving Day History - Thanksgiving Food Shops, Dinners & Restaurants in Queens

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The Pilgrims Receive Help from the Native People of a Strange Land

Per Wikipedia, the Piligrims survived a hard winter in 1621 with the help of the Wampanoag, an American Indian tribe. The Pilgrims were the immigrants, and the first Americans, the Indian natives, welcomed them. The Wampanaog taught the Pilgrims how to catch eels, and how to grow and harvest corn. Thus the Pilgrims ended 1621 with a good harvest which they celebrated and shared with their new friends, expressing their thanks to a higher power, aka God, for the success of their endeavors.

Thus it was that the first Thanksgiving celebration happened in America. There's some dispute to this account, which we'll address in a future post, near Thanksgiving Day.

We've identified a number of Queens shops, community dinners and restaurants open for dining on Thanksgiving Day in Queens. Enjoy.

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Santa vs Trump: Who's the Better Businessman?

SPECIAL REPORT: Santa in Astoria & Queens

December 21, 2016 / Astoria Neighborhood / Fiction / Queens Buzz. The following video report continues our investigation to continued sitings of Santa in Astoria and Queens. This report looks into the business practices of Santa in six categories and compares them to those of billionaire businessman and president-elect Donald Trump. At the end of the video we announce the winner.

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Santa vs Trump: Who's the Better Businessman? from Queens Buzz on Vimeo.

Marty's Museum & Camera Repair Shop

Marty's been Helping Folks take Pictures & Videos for Decades

October 4, 2016 - MARTY'S CAMERA APPEARS TO HAVE CLOSED. The telephone number has temporarily been disconnected.

camera repair shops queensJuly 19, 2016 / Forest Hills Neighborhood / Queens Shopping / Queens Buzz.

I headed down to Marty’s Camera a couple of weeks ago, with a camera that wasn’t working well. I bounded up to the second floor shop and was greeted by a saleswoman who queried me about the problem while writing up a ticket. As she took the photographic patient into the operating room, she told me to call back at the end of the day to find out when to return to pick it up.

I did as instructed and returned the following day. When I arrived at the repair shop, Marty emerged from the operating room having successfully completed surgery on the photographic patient. We started talking about the problem [I dropped the camera and it wasn’t focusing properly] and the conversation meandered onto the changing technologies in the image capturing business.marty's camera repair shop forest hills queens

Marty told me that cameras were once mechanical miracles fullof delicate springs and levers, and today are even more miraculous, less delicate and full of a multitude of computer chip components and assemblages. The camera surgeon was tired that day, and said he’d like to give his brain a rest, so the conversation moved onto the history of cameras themselves.

I asked him about some of the more interesting cameras with which he’d comeinto contact. Marty wasn’t at a loss when it came to camera history, and soon produced a Japanese made camera that contained the inscription “Made in Occupied Japan”. He had another camera from the 1950’s that was a ‘stereo camera’, which would take two photos simultaneously. I asked him if there were many of these made and he guessed that these weren't a big hit and might not have been in the market very long.

Marty had a collection of cameras, the prizes he cherished were the cameras made in New York. Possibly the crème de la crème was a1909 camera made in Rochester, New York that came in a dark black case and opened up with a marty's camera repair shop forest hills queensflashy, red-colored, old-fashioned funnel. It was likely state of the art over a century ago. I began to think of Marty’s shop as something of a camera museum and Marty as its curator.

The conversation rolled onto the photographers and videographers and film makers Marty had met over the years. A number of photographers had given Marty samples of their work which he put on display in the waiting room of his office. Marty had started out in the late 1960's / early 1970's as a photographer himself, before become a camera doctor in 1973. He spent decades working in camera repair in Manhattan before leaving Photo Tech Manhattan in 1999, when he started out on his own in Forest Hills in the basement of a building across the street. He moved into the offices he now occupies over a decade ago and he continues to serve struggling, emerging and hobbyist photographers and filmmakers.

I knew as I was departing, that Marty had many more stories to tell. And although I don’t want my cameras to break, I always look forward to visiting Marty in his camera repair shop which is located on the 2nd floor of 71-25 Austin Street in Forest Hills [just off the #7 subway].


A SPECIAL REPORT: Where the Clauses Shop

A Behind-the-Scenes-Look into the Celebrity Sitings in Astoria

December 28, 2015 / Astoria Neighborhood / Queens Shopping / Queens ENTERTAINMENT & Comedy / Queens Buzz.

There have been rumors floating around that a certain global celebrity and his wife have been spending a lot of time in Queens, most notably in the neighborhood of Astoria. We began investigating these rumors and found evidence that they are true, but you can view the video and judge for yourself.

Click the photo to go to the page containing the video.


Apollonia Gallery - Art Gallery & Furniture In Sunnyside

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Nearly a year ago Sunday, July 20, 2014 was the grand opening of a new art and furniture gallery in Sunnyside. It was well attended by a number of local artists, photographers, musicians and prospective clients.

Queens musicians Smidge Mallone & Matthew Dallow were there to 'jazz' things up. And Murphy's Lobster Grill, only a couple of doors down, provided oysters to go with the wine that was being served.

As it was a near perfect day and the opening was well attended, folks also gathered outside. Photographer Greg Stowell was in attendance, as several of his works were on display. And Ged Merino of Bliss on Bliss Studio of Sunnyside also stopped in to check things out.

Ann Margaret O'Connor will be operating the gallery and store at 48-14 Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside. 917.832.6631.

New Supermarket Slated To Open Near Queens Plaza 2015

foodcellar supermarket licUpdated June 2015 / Long Island City LIC / Food & Wine / Queens Buzz. In June of 2013, Foodcellar & Co inked a deal with Rockrose Corporation on a lease for 14,500 square feet on the ground and subterranean levels near Queens Plaza. The deal appears to be a win for both parties as the Queens Plaza neighborhood is in need of an modern supermarket which will facilitate Rockrose's business and residential real estate sales and rentals into the area. And it is also a win for Foodcellar & Co because Queens Plaza is an emerging business and residential center because of its location with regard to public and private transportation.

The new supermarket will be the second Foodcellar & Co store in Long Island City. The first Foodcellar & Co store was opened in August of 2008 on 47th Road just off Center Blvd. The store recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with an in-store all evening event where they had set up food and beverage booths so customers could sample unique food products around the store.

metin mangut burack can photo erhan baceci photosThe new store will be configured a bit differently than the current Foodcellar to suit the tastes of a different area. I spoke to the management team who told me that they expected to be servicing both a business office clientele during the day and a rapidly growing residential population at all times.

The store was originally planned to open in Spring of 2014, but was postponed until fall 2014 and then delayed again. It should open sometime in 2015. We'll keep you posted.

In the photo to your right are the three partners of Foodcellar & Company: Metin Mangut, Burack Can and Erhan Baceci at the celebration of the Foodcellar & Company fifth anniversary in late August 2013.



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