Day 75/100: Happy Birthday to the greatest woman in the world, my mamasita! Picked up a cake from Russo’s Bakery in #Maspeth.




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Day 75/100: Happy Birthday to the greatest woman in the world, my mamasita! Picked up a cake from Russo’s Bakery in #Maspeth. #maspethny #queensnyc #queensny #queens #russosbakery #happybirthdaymom #middlevillage #ridgewood #glendale #maspeth @reginaceleste86 (at Russo Bakery)

Abuelo Picks: Homemade Pasta in Maspeth

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For all you local Glendale/Middle Village/Ridgewood/Rego Park/Maspethers who were fans of La Tavernetta before it closed (formerly of 88th Street in Glendale), Abuelo has found them again!

Their new place, Osteria Italiana, is a no-frills spot on 61st street in Maspeth (between Flushing and Grand Aves).  The place has no ambience yet, but the homemade pasta combinations make up for it.

We recommend ordering the homemade cavatelli (perfectly misshapen) with broccoli rabe and sausage.  They also have a selection of risotto dishes, including a rich tartufo risotto (mushrooms and truffle oil).

I will definitely be adding it to our go-to list of places when I want a nice hearty dish of pasta.

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Osteria Italiana
57-59 61st Street
Maspeth, NY (map)
(718) 894-4391

Toy Drive in Rego Park to Benefit Sandy Victims

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Imperial Hand Car Wash in Rego Park will be hosting a Holiday Toy Drive for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. They will graciously be accepting new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls of all ages.  Help them make the holidays a little easier for our neighbors in Howard Beach and the Rockaways.

Sunday, December 16 9am-5pm

Imperial Hand Car Wash
69-01 Woodhaven Blvd.
(between Metropolitan Ave. and Yellowstone Blvd.)
(718) 897-7858