Join us this Friday, April 23, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Diversity Plaza in Queens to get registered for a vaccine appointment and learn tips to help others do the same. Expect Epicenter swag and some special giveaways from the Horticultural Society of New York.
New York Isn’t F*cking Dead – the new online exhibit by Tchotchke Gallery – features work by Brooklyn-based artists Rachael Tarravechia and Anthony Eslick that reiterate what many of us already knew: NYC always bounces back; the city is alive and thriving.
This week we continue our exploration of New York City, taking you to Astoria. Historically a Greek neighborhood, like much of Queens, Astoria is now a melting pot of cultures, which means there is really, really good food. Start your day with Brooklyn Bagels (yes, in Queens) for arguably one of the best bagels the city has to offer and head to Astoria Park for breakfast with a view of the East River. The 60-acre park boasts the city’s oldest and largest pool, plus tennis courts, a track, a skate park and more.
Once a vacant lot strewn with syringes and trash, the space was transformed by neighbors into 6/15 Green , a garden that brightens South Park Slope with blossoms and a sense of community.
Epicenter-NYC is partnering with @queensmemory, which has been collecting personal stories about life during the pandemic.
May is in two weeks and we are ready for ice cream season. Have you tried Lotus Scoop yet? The Black woman-owned community involved creamery focuses on high-quality ingredients and Caribbean, Latin American and soul food flavors. Think soursop guanabana, guava cheesecake and sweet potato with banana caramel. The ice cream is sold in supermarkets throughout the city.
This week we welcome Meena Hasan. @i_meen_ah
It’s CSA season! For those unfamiliar, CSA stands for community supported agriculture, which is a model where consumers provide economic support to farmers at the beginning of the season and in return get deliveries of fresh produce.
Lhasa Fast Food, the beloved Jackson Heights Tibetan momo restaurant famously located behind a cell phone shop, was completely destroyed by a fire in early March.
A landfill makes for an unlikely place for a park. But rising from the ashes of two landfills lies Shirley Chisholm State Park in Brooklyn, named after the Brooklyn-born woman who was the first African-American Congresswoman and the first woman to run for U.S. President.