Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


From the Footlights: Queens subway conductor eats his way to fame

When he is not eating 30 Nathan’s hot dogs in 12 minutes or 120 chicken wings, Eric “Badlands” Booker insists he likes to eat slowly and savor his food. Comment.

Emboldened by Color

Tucked between 77th Street and 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, there is a neighborhood café called Espresso 77 that serves a variety of beverages, sandwiches and soups. However, it’s not what’s on the menu that’s impressive — it’s what one sees on the walls. Owner Afzal has adorned the café with paintings that would make any viewer take a second look. Comment.

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