NYC, biking, city life

Local Tourism: The Steinway Factory

by Zora O'Neill on November 18, 2013

You can tour the Steinway piano factory, you know. It’s just sitting up there, at the north end of Steinway Street in Queens, doing its thing like it’s done since, oh, right after the Civil War. Peter finally got on the stick and scheduled a tour–but you have to plan way ahead. Peter called in […]

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American Museum of Natural History: Our Global Kitchen

by Zora O'Neill on November 17, 2012

I’ve been traveling so much, I’ve really lost the thread with New York. I mean, on Wednesday I got on an uptown train instead of a downtown train by accident. I don’t think I’ve ever made that mistake, at least not while I’ve lived here. So what better way to feel New York-y than to […]


Astoria Bulletin: Newtown Pedestrian Plaza TOMORROW!

by Zora O'Neill on August 24, 2012

This one goes out to all the Queens readers: Tomorrow, August 25, the city is setting up a temporary pedestrian plaza at Newtown and 30th Avenue, in front of the Key Food. This is meant as a trial run for a permanent plan that would block off the street where cars are always whizzing by […]


RG at Home: Greek Frappe for Coffee Snobs

by Zora O'Neill on July 2, 2012

I love me a Greek frappe. When I explain this drink to people, though, it often gives them pause. That’s because the secret ingredient is Nescafe. In today’s militant-foodie climate, saying you drink Nescafe is like saying you eat Rainbo bread, and not in a guilty-pleasure-reminds-of-my-latchkey-kid-days way. Still, I take perverse joy in bending Nescafe […]