One of the few job perks of being a location scout: the studio gives us $10 for lunch. Woo! The Scout Lunch is a look at some of my favorite restaurants in New York to spend that $10 at.
Those in the know call it the In’N’Out of Queens. That alone should merit a trip to Astoria to what I . . .
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I was driving down 27th Ave in Astoria the other day when a rather large tree in front of an auto body shop caught my eye. Nothing too special about a random tree…but something didn’t seem right…
…And then I realized: was that tree growing through the auto body shop??
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Last week, I went the New York Hall of Science in Queens to take some scout pictures, my first time visiting.
The Hall of Science was originally built for the 1964 World’s Fair, and while it’s gone through many renovations over the years, this oddly-shaped cement portion speckled with black dots clearly dates back to its heyday. Honestly, it’s not the prettiest thing in Flushing Meadows, and I’ve never really given it a second thought.
About halfway through the tour, my guide brought me to a pair of unassuming doors marked, simply, Great Hall. What I didn’t realize is that we were about to enter this cement portion…
…and, without question, one of the most amazing rooms I’ve ever been in in New York City:
Click for huge panorama!
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Last week, I was scouting office space in a building in Queens. My guide brought me to this totally unassuming elevator:
Really, I have to show you this as I encountered it:
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Seeing the blue onion dome from a distance, you’d probably assume St. Nicholas to be your typical Russian church.
But take a drive down Clintoneville Ave, and you’ll realize the truth…
Someone has landed a spaceship in Queens and disguised it as a Russian Orthodox church.
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I swear I’ve gone by the Yakuel cab stand on 12th Street and the Queensboro Bridge a million times without ever looking inside.
Other than the bright new paint job and the nice potted plants, it really doesn’t seem any different from most cab stands in this area of Queens.
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