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Ridgewood Queens Neighborhood Guide

Ridgewood Queens is a highly diverse neighborhood with character and creativity. It is perfect for families, while maintaining a really exciting Indie Music culture found at the neighborhood’s abundant music venues.

The People

Ridgewood is a pretty diverse place. The neighborhood demographics are as follows:

  • Asian – 7.7%
  • Black – 2.0%
  • Hispanic – 49.0%
  • Native American – 0.1%
  • White – 39.8%
  • Two or More Races – 1.1%
  • Other – 0.3%

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Ridgewood Queens Food

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  • Cachapas y Más: Since 2008, Cachapas y Más have made it their mission to offer New Yorkers a taste of Venezuela’s most iconic dishes. They’re dedicated to serving fresh, traditional Venezuelan fare.
  • Gottscheer Hall: This German tavern serves Old World German cuisine along a lineup of beers and spirits from around the world. There are multiple function halls and rooms making it a great place for occasions.
  • Guadalajara de Dia 2: This quaint eatery offers traditional Mexican food such as tacos & mole poblano, plus grocery items. It has a unique atmosphere and offers dine-in, takeout, and delivery services.
  • Bun-Ker Vietnamese: Bunker offers homestyle Vietnamese street food that Head Chef Jimmy Tu was raised on. They only use the best, most authentic ingredients all of which hold true to their core values of using food that is grown and prepared with love.
  • Super Pollo: Low-key, colorful eatery focusing on hearty platters of Mexican fare including rotisserie chicken.

The Vibe

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Like many neighborhoods in Queens, Ridgewood is highly diverse. There is an abundance of global fare from around the world, and a presence of independent businesses throughout the neighborhood. It is an attractive place to live for families, people who embrace diversity, and the younger hipster crowd.

The Setting

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Ridgewood Queens borders the neighborhoods of Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale, as well as Bushwick and East Williamsburg of Brooklyn. The neighborhood is on the Brooklyn-Queens border, and belongs to Queens itself.

Ridgewood Queens Attractions

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  • Ridgewood Reservoir: Highland Park and the Reservoir sit on a ridge that lends to dramatic views of nearby cemeteries, East New York, Woodhaven, the Rockaways, and the Atlantic Ocean. With the combination of many different types of habitats—forests, fields, and wetlands—the Reservoir is an opportune spot for wildlife viewing.
  • The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House: With two acres of beautiful gardens and historic architecture, the Vander-Ende Onderdonk House is a gem on the border of Ridgewood and Bushwick. It is the oldest Dutch Colonial stone house in New York City.
  • Trans Pecos: Trans Pecos is on a mission to offer space for indie arts and the neighborhood’s musical community. It is a place where locals from the neighborhood can come together to be creative.


Local Breweries

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  • Evil Twin Brewing NYC: Gathering place offering local brews & bites in a relaxed setting with a beer garden & greenhouse.
  • Queens Brewery: Located in Ridgewood, Queens Brewery crafts world-class beers, coffee, and cocktails, and regularly hosts awesome live performances and other events in their brew hall.
  • Bridge and Tunnel Brewery: This Ridgewood Brewery has been making beer in Queens since 2012. They are a DIY, Self Built, and Family owned microbrewery.

Indie Music Venues

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  • Zone One
  • Underground Horns
  • Elsewhere
  • The Venue
  • The Broadway
  • The Footlight Presents
  • TV Eye
  • Rakit Club
  • The Ridgewood Room
  • Rockwall Studios
  • Luv Story
  • The Deep End
  • Red Note
  • H0L0

Moving Here

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Now that you know what this neighborhood has to offer, you’ll need a team of professional, reliable movers to get you there. Metropolis Moving has gained the reputation of being one of New York City’s most courteous, careful, and friendly professional moving services. Get a quote today and you’ll be on your way to living the life you envision for yourself in Ridgewood Queens.

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