Top things to do

Top Choice Gallery in Queens

MoMA PS1

At MoMA's hip contemporary outpost, set in a converted former public school, you'll be peering at videos through floorboards, schmoozing at DJ parties and debating the meaning of nonstatic structures while staring t…
Top Choice Museum in Queens

Museum of the Moving Image

This super-cool complex is one of the world's top film, television and video museums. Galleries show a collection of 130,000-plus artifacts, including Elizabeth Taylor's wig from Cleopatra, nearly everything related…
Top Choice Mexican in Queens

Tortilleria Nixtamal

The red-and-yellow picnic benches at this lo-fi gem are never short of a roaming gastronome, here for super-authentic Mexican snacks. The secret weapon is the Rube Goldbergian machine, which transforms additive-free…
Top Choice Greek in Queens

Bahari

Many of Astoria's Greek restaurants are standard grill joints. Bahari branches out with the full range of casseroles and stews: moussaka with crusty-creamy bechamel, velvety slow-cooked beans, spinach-flecked rice. …
Top Choice Thai in Queens

Pye Boat Noodle

Young Thai waitresses in matching fedoras greet you at this cute place decked out like an old-fashioned country house. The specialty is rich, star-anise-scented boat noodles, topped with crispy pork cracklings. Ther…
Top Choice Beer Garden in Queens

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

This Czech community center kicked off NYC's beer-garden craze, and nothing quite matches it for space and heaving drinking crowds, which pack every picnic table under the towering trees in summer. There's obligator…
Top Choice Live Music in Queens

Terraza 7

Come to Queens for multicultural eats, then stay for equally diverse sounds at this cool bi-level performance space. It makes creative use of the tiny room, setting the live band in a loft above the bar. Latin jazz …
Museum in Queens

Noguchi Museum

The art and the building here are the work of Japanese-American sculptor, furniture designer and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi, famous for iconic lamps and coffee tables, as well as elegant abstract stone sculpt…
Notable Building in Queens

Louis Armstrong House

At the peak of his career and with worldwide fame at hand, legendary trumpeter Armstrong settled in this modest Queens home, and lived there until his death in 1971. The place has been immaculately preserved in groo…
Spectator Sport in Queens

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

The US Open, one of the city's premier sporting events, takes place in late August. As of 2016, the Arthur Ashe Stadium (capacity 23,771) now has a retractable roof, there's a new stadium (the Grandstand, which repl…