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Wifi/Coffee in Queens?

bibinewyork Aug 21, 2007 12:01 PM

Does anyone know of any good cafes or restaurants with wifi in Queens, especially around Jacksoon Heights and Astoria? Starbucks closes at 10, and I'm looking for something that closes a bit later. Thanks!

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    Iriss Aug 21, 2007 08:46 PM

    Try Esparks on Steinway...I think they're open until 11 or so..

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      ethnic Sep 3, 2007 06:16 PM

      i live in JH and am desperately looking for a place with wi-fi, even with normal hours. let me know if you hear anything. the nabe really needs a wifi shop.

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        bebe Sep 3, 2007 06:53 PM

        78-25 is the location of the new starbucks that is being worked on right now. JH will also be getting a new coffee shop called espresso 77 which is on 77th street off of 37th avenue in the direction of 35th avenue. They will also have wifi. I hope this helps.

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          sandrina Sep 4, 2007 08:02 AM

          To further bebe's post, everything I hear about Espresso 77 indicates that they will be having their grand opening any day now.

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            spanishfish Sep 9, 2007 07:34 AM

            They were getting ready to install their awning this past week. Storefront looks nearly complete. Maybe in a week or so they'll open?

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              spanishfish Sep 22, 2007 08:40 PM

              so much for the "week or so" still no signs of life...

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        elkler Sep 23, 2007 07:05 AM

        Any word on Espresso 77? I'm so excited to have a coffehouse in the neighborhood! Guess I'll haveto go over there and take a look. I must have past it a dozen times and not noticed.... Anyone know any more info?

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          jennsch Sep 23, 2007 10:04 AM

          the awning is up -- so hopefully the paper will come off the windows very very soon...

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            esteban Sep 23, 2007 01:56 PM

            permit issues. they are ready to go, but can't open 'til the city says they can. it could be a week, a month...you get the idea

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              jennsch Sep 23, 2007 02:26 PM

              I can't even begin to imagine the confusion that goes with that process. Here's to hoping they get through it on the sooner side.

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                spanishfish Sep 23, 2007 07:50 PM

                The biggest pain is the Health Inspection (I'm an architect, and have done some restaurants before). It's an even bigger pain if you have to have a commercial kitchen (ANSUL) fire supression system installed and inspected. There's only a few inspectors in NY and they take their time.

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          bebe Sep 23, 2007 08:50 PM

          The owner posted on the jackson heights family list serve. They had to switch contractors which took extra time and now she just gave birth so they are postponing the opening which should have already been. They will be at the jackson heights food festival with their coffee on the 30th of september. If you are anxious for a taste you can attend. It will be at the saint marks church on 34th avenue and 82nd street. Other vendors and restaurants from the neighborhood will be there and the food goes from 1-3 dollars.

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            spanishfish Sep 25, 2007 07:59 PM

            what is the JH family list serve? Off topic, I know.

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              seneca Sep 25, 2007 08:03 PM

              it's a yahoo group list that anyone in JH can join -but you have to request permission (you don't need to have kids). google yahoo group lists and then type in jackson heights and you will find it. There is also going to be a JH online forum very soon - launching in October, modelled after astorians.com and linked to astorians.com for a larger community.

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              rjcheat Sep 26, 2007 07:38 AM

              The TASTE OF JACKSON HEIGHTS is part of the Film & Food Festival this weekend, and the food part is actually on Saturday the 29th. Check out jhfff.org for more info.

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              rjcheat Sep 26, 2007 07:24 AM

              You can also try Mistic (sic) Planet, on Northern Blvd. and I think 86th St., same block as Pio Pio. It does't look all that inviting from the front, but it's a nice place, quiet, with a GARDEN out back and great Sangria. The neighbors also have a rather vocal rooster, a nice surprise in the middle of the city.

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                jkellock Jun 6, 2009 11:38 AM

                Espresso 77 on 77 St in Jackson Heights sells Gimme! coffee and has wifi. Great place.
                Also concerts in JH. One tomorrow! See attached

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