Sleep Inn JFK Airport Rockaway Blvd
153-75 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: (718) 341-4300
Fax: (718) 341-4320
The Green Acres Mall is conveniently situated close to the John F. Kennedy airport, making it the perfect shopping destination on your way to or from the airport. All the usual mall suspects are here - Macy's, AT&T, H&M, Walmart and Sunglass Factory. There are also several restaurants and cafes to sate your hunger whilst you shop.
The largest of New York City's five boroughs in area, Queens has the distinction of being the one of the world's most ethically diverse regions. There are many things to see and do in the area, and most tourists include it in their itinerary. It was named in honor of Catherine of Braganza, Portuguese queen to Charles II of England in 1683. The borough has many cultural institutions, museums, shopping and many of its neighborhoods remain authentic and non-gentrified. The neighborhood of Astoria is a mix of Greek, Brazilian, Italian and Japanese and the enclave of Flushing is the real spot to have Chinese food. Interspersed throughout, the visitor will find many other interesting neighborhoods like Jackson Heights, Woodside, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills and Long Island City. The list of things to do is enormous and you could easily live here for years without seeing it all.
Izzy Guss opened Guss' Pickles in 1979. Choose your pickles from sour, half-sour, quarter sour, spicy, saltwater and new pickles to olives, sauerkraut, green tomatoes, and garlic. Barrels are brought in daily. Cucumber fans get new pickles that have been in fermentation only for a few days and you can still break them with a snap.
A popular favorite among locals for many years, Rokhat Kosher Bakery has been treating its patrons with one of the best tandoor breads and meat pies (samosa). As you dig into the food, the kosher meat fillings create a burst of vibrant flavors. The bakery is mainly a takeaway joint with no seating space, and is usually crowded with people wanting to grab this cheap eat. Drop by for just the food and you will definitely not regret it.
This eponymous bakery of homemaker, Debbie Fields, was founded in Palo Alto in 1977. Featuring delicious sweet treats, Mrs. Fields boasts of more than 350 outlets around the globe. This New York branch is located within the Queens Center mall. Cookies are the prime specialty of this place with a lot of other wonderful creations. Their range of cookies include interesting fillings and toppings like choco chip, oatmeal, raisins, cinnamon, peanut butter and more. Mrs. Fields also offers unique cookie variations like cup cookies and cookie sandwich.
One of the biggest malls in Queens, the Queens Center offers an unparalleled shopping experience within its sprawling confines. Housing over 100 stores dedicated to everything from fashion and electronics to sports and toys, there's hardly anything you'll miss here. The mall attracts some of the biggest retail brands and is a regular haunt of the fashion-conscious crowd. The superb food options including restaurants and fast-food chains ensure that you never run out of energy on your shopping-spree. For more information and exact store timings, check website.
Formerly Pacific Sunwear, this spacious shop caters to the surf crowd. Granted, there is not much surfing in New York City, but the look is still in style and this is the place to get everything you need for that surfer look, except the haircut. They have plenty of items to get you started, including floral surf shorts, bags, shoes, T-shirts and bathing suits. Also add some accessories to your surf gear, like a wallet, jewelry and sunglasses.
This building was originally established in 1965 to house the Queens' outlet of popular department store, Macy's. Following its closure, it was left in a dilapidated state. Forest City Enterprises took over the property, renovated it and reopened it as the Queens Place Mall in 2001. This shopping center features a circular facade, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architectural firm. Spread across five floors, this mall is home to popular stores like Best Buy, DSW Inc. and Target. Dining options include Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Mrs.Fields cookie store and more.
You needn't compromise on your Italian cooking, by doing with more easily available ingredients anymore. Get the real thing at Iavarone Bros located in Maspeth, New Hyde Park, Wantagh and Huntington. Cured meats, oils, vinegar, sauces, jams and other preserves are available here. A one stop shop for taralles, antipasti, biscotti, blue veined cheese and such. Apart from the chocolates and dried fruits, you could also pick up a gift basket to surprise that special someone.
Midtown is where you will find some major tourist attractions, not just of the city, but the world. This list includes the likes of the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Times Square and the Chrysler Building. Fifth Avenue, the world's most expensive street, is located here, and is choc-a-bloc with designer stores. From Macy's to Bloomingdales, and Tiffany & Co. to Bergdorf Goodman, you can find it all in Midtown.
To truly appreciate the art of smoking, come to the Stogie: this state-of-the-art lounge offers lighters, humidors, cutters, wifi internet access, leather chairs, a 65 inch definition television, and (of course) many, many cigars. The peaceful lounge space is a welcome treat for any cigar aficionado looking for a moment of calm to appreciate a great smoke. Check the website for details and cigar-related events.
Most of the Molasses' collection is composed of used books and covers a myriad of topics with no specific focus. Visitors can grab a coffee or even beer and wine from the store's selection. There are regular literary events and meets as well. The idea of creating a casual place to rummage through books, rather than a serious book-only establishment has made it a popular choice for those in the area.