The holiday season is a time for friends, family
and good food — and we’re featuring a lot of good
food this month. Grab dinner at 2 Dive 4, a new
scuba-themed eatery in Long Island City (page 14),
or Viva Viva, a Mexican taqueria on Astoria’s 30th
Avenue (page 38). Then finish off with dessert at
Vanila N Bean, the new gelateria and coffee bar that
recently opened on Ditmars, with another Astoria
location to come early next year (page 32).
Looking for a gift that’s both beautiful and practical?
We’re featuring a local potter who sells her ceramics at
local markets (page 20).
Your neighbors shared photos of their holiday
celebrations, so take a look at light displays, Christmas
trees and parties from around western Queens (page 10).
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TWICE THE TREATS
Wishing you happy holidays,
24 MAP IT DIRECTORY
Your go-to guide for the best shops,
food, art, nightlife and more in
26 MAP IT: WESTERN QUEENS
6 MERRY MIXING & MATCHING
Street style in Astoria
10 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Readers shared their holiday
14 DIVE BAR
Scuba-themed eatery in LIC
20 BEAUTY & UTILITY
Stunning ceramics by Astoria
32 TWICE THE TREATS
Two gelateria locations come
38 VIVA LA VIDA BUENA
on 30th Avenue
46 ROOTED IN STORYTELLING
Interior design at Astoria couple’s
51 HELLO PANDA FESTIVAL
Fest at Citi Field this winter
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Katrina Medoff // ART DIRECTOR Mickhail Kurov
WRITERS Jenna Bagcal, Yelena Dzhanova, Colin Holmes, Allison Kridle, Felipe Luque, Jessica Militello, Samantha Wanderer
PHOTOGRAPHERS Yelena Dzhanova, Colin Holmes, Felipe Luque
SALES REPRESENTATIVE Alan Gottlieb, Jill Aronson-Dickstein // PUBLISHED BY Joshua and Victoria Schneps
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