New York City is one of the best places in the world with many many neighborhoods to explore. This is the start of a series exploring each neighborhood. I’ll note one activity and one meal that I love in the neighborhood to start and hopefully, you’ll discover more!
Let’s go explore a bit of Queens today at the New York Hall of Science (47-01 111th St, Corona) and Leo’s Latticini (46-02 104th Street, Corona). You can take the 7 to 111th St to get here.
The New York Hall of Science is really awesome. There are lots of hands-on exhibits and demonstrations; I’ve seen dissections of cows’ eyes and also the physics of making giant bubbles. They have a sports science section where you can see how fast you pitch and also race cars. There’s also a great big Hall of Mirrors. Tickets are $15 + $5 for the playground but admission to the Hall of Science is free for everyone Fridays 2pm-5pm and Sundays from 10am – 11am. They also host the Maker Faire once a year, which is a great place to see all kinds of interesting inventions.
After you’ve had your fill of science, walk over to Leo’s Latticini for some really great Italian sandwiches. You should definitely get the fresh mozzarella on any sandwich that you order and I like to get soppresata and mozzarella on a hero but if you like red peppers you should get Mama’s special, which comes with prosciutto, salami, mozzarella, mushroom, and peppers. You can eat your sandwich in Mama’s Backyard Cafe, which is owned by the same people and just next door. The cannolis and cookies here are REAL good.
Featured Image by The New York Hall of Science