‘111 Places In Queens That You Must Not Miss’


“111 Places In Queens That You Must Not Miss” by Joe DiStefano is published by Hermann- Josef Emons and is 240 pages. It is available at Astoria Bookshop, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com . “111 Places In Queens That You Must Not Miss” by Joe DiStefano is published by Hermann- Josef Emons and is 240 pages. It is available at Astoria Bookshop, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com . Where did music legend Ella Fitzgerald, baseball great Jackie Robinson, jazz legend Louis Armstrong and boxer Joe Louis all live?

Where can you find a speakeasy serving Tibetan dumplings? And where can you visit a real Roman column in Flushing Meadows Corona Park?

Author Joe DiStefano’s amazing book, “The 111 Places In Queens That You Must Not Miss,” reveals 111 of the borough’s best-kept secrets and finest treasures in a new guidebook-style book featuring vivid eye-popping photographs by Clay Williams.

“Joe DiStefano does a tremendous service to visitors and New Yorkers alike, highlighting some of the tastiest, funkiest, wriest and most spectacular places,” Chef Anthony Bourdain, host of “Parts Unknown,” says in the book’s forward.

“111 Places in Queens” includes a wide array of places to see and experience, from the cradle of religious freedom in the New World to Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh temples. The guidebook explores places situated in the borough both near and far from Manhattan, including Rudolph Valentino’s mansion turned restaurant in Bayside, President Donald Trump’s childhood home in Jamaica Estates, and the birthplace of American punk rock, the Ramones, in Forest Hills. Also featured is Neir’s Tavern in Woodhaven (the oldest bar in NYC) and Astoria’s QED, where artists in all mediums come to perform.

“111 Places In Queens That You Must Not Miss” is part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series, with more than 170 titles and one million copies in print worldwide.

DiStefano is a Queens-based food writer and culinary tour guide and has been exploring the borough’s diverse global cuisines and cultures for more than a decade. He is widely recognized by such culinary luminaries as Andrew Zimmerman as a go-to source on the borough’s rich tapestry of cuisines and cultures and appeared on the Queens episode of “Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmerman.” DiStefano is the founder and publisher of the Queenscentric food blog Chopsticks & Marrow, and a co-founder of New York Epicurean Events and the Queens Dinner Club.

“111 Places In Queens That You Must Not Miss” is published by Hermann Josef Emons and is 240 pages. It is available at Astoria Bookshop, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.

—Jason D. Antos

  
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