Queens vibrant community includes mom and pop shops, cultural institutions and many more places deserving of recognition, even if they didn’t fit into some of the specific categories we presented. Here’s a quick list of some of the other top picks from our readers.
Best Auto Repair:
Bobb Howard’s Auto Repair Shop
581 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park
I would only bring my car to this auto shop. Even when I lived in Astoria, I’d make the trip. They are the most reliable, knowledgeable, reasonable mechanics I know. I trust their suggestions and recommendations wholeheartedly. The owners are amazing and go out of their way to give you the best service ever, and they succeed every time.
This place is the real deal. Honest, talented and reputable auto mechanics. Friendly and helpful customer service. Bobb Howard’s Auto Repair Shop has earned their reputation of excellence over many decades.
I’ve been taking my car for service at Bob Howard’s Auto Repair Shop for over 10 years. Service is always prompt, repairs needed are always explained beforehand, labor costs are reasonable, and incentives are offered after so many visits. Personnel is professional, knowledgeable and it’s also a place where “everybody knows your name.”
Deshi Auto Repair Inc.
20-01 31st St., Astoria
This auto shop nearly always gives a quick turnaround when fixing my car. Plus, the staff is very friendly and the prices are fair.
Dorgler Auto Repair
94-02 116th St., Richmond Hill
The neighborhood repair shop is now in its third generation of the Dorgler family. Whether a customer deals with the owner or his son, both are patient, kind and willing to discuss all matters of the car repair, despite one’s lack of knowledge.
Best Colleges and Universities:
65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing
Queensborough Community College
222-05 56th Ave., Bayside
St. John’s University
80-00 Utopia Parkway, Fresh Meadows
Best Place To Bank:
Bank of America – Various locations
Amerasia Bank – Various locations
Maspeth Federal Savings – Various locations
Ridgewood Federal Savings – Various locations
New York Community Bank – Various
Best Places for Your Loved One:
St. Michael’s Cemetery
72-02 Astoria Blvd. S, East Elmhurst
162-05 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
78-00 Myrtle Ave., Glendale
Best Customer Service in Queens:
Main Street Insurance
108-05 Liberty Ave., South Richmond Hill
111-15 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills
Sheraton LaGuardia Hotel
135-20 39th Ave., Flushing
Weisman Home Outlet
63-27 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village