Jora | Domaine Wine Bar | 51st St. Bakery and Cafe | MoMA P.S. 1 | Space Womb

Save Room for the Corn Pudding at Jora Peruvian Restaurant, Not Far From Avalon Riverview North

Jora in Long Island City offers some of the most authentic Peruvian cuisine in the area. From arroz con pollo and lomo saltado to bistec and octopus, the menu is broad enough that both experts in Peruvian cuisine and those who have not yet sampled its dishes will likely find something to please their palates. The beverages are infused with Peruvian brandy, and while the dessert menu is by no means extensive, Jora does offer a corn pudding that is a local favorite!

Jora features a bar area at the end of the restaurant that is equipped with televisions where patrons can watch sporting events. The decor inside the restaurant includes dark wood tables and leather chairs, and the design of the walls and ceiling are sure to make guests feel right at home in Jora. If you're looking for a unique dining experience in Long Island City, Jora is certainly a place to try! Perhaps best of all, it's just a quick jaunt from Avalon Riverview North.

47-46 11th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 392-2033

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Domaine Wine Bar: Relax and Unwind With a Glass of Wine Near Avalon Riverview North in Long Island City

Domaine Wine Bar in Long Island City is a short trip from Avalon Riverview North and was recently nominated "Best Wine Bar" by Time Out New York. In addition to a wine selection that includes more than 40 varieties from around the world, patrons can enjoy fresh local oysters, a robust cheese selection, and charcuterie.

Inside Domaine Wine Bar, patrons will find antique furniture and fixtures that complete the authentic Parisian aesthetic of the establishment, including marble tables as well as photos of one of the owner’s family vineyards—also known as a “domaine.” Live jazz is performed in the evenings, and the softly-lit dining room is perfect for celebrating romantic evenings or special occasions with loved ones.

Domaine Wine Bar
50-04 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 784-2350

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51st St. Bakery and Cafe: A Transatlantic Way of Cooking, Not Far From Avalon Riverview North in Long Island City

Nestled in the heart of the city, 51st St. Bakery and Cafe is one of the area’s most popular choices for delicious treats and baked goods. The eatery also provides specialty coffee beverages, including cappuccino, espresso, lattes, Americanos, and more. Offering everything from pumpkin-cranberry-date cake, lemon-currant scones, and snickerdoodle cookies to sandwiches such as broccoli rabe with Gorgonzola and mushrooms as well as salads made with green olives, tomatoes, and rice, 51st St. Bakery and Cafe is sure to have a dish for you.

The interior of 51st St. Bakery and Cafe is decorated much like one would expect from a cozy cafe. Sofas and quaint tables and chairs are provided for patrons, and a full service counter lines one wall of the restaurant. While 51st St. Bakery and Cafe is well-known among the area for its chocolate chip cookies, patrons who are searching for a unique meal will find it here. It all awaits just a short trip from Avalon Riverview North.

51st St. Bakery and Cafe
5-33 51st Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 707-0554

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MoMA P.S. 1 Near Avalon Riverview North in Long Island City: Experimental Art That Won't Fit in Manhattan

Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art may be the best known art museum in the country—perhaps one of the highest regarded around the globe—but it still doesn't have space for everything. That's where MoMA P.S. 1 comes in. Back in early 1970s, artists in Queens came together to transform an abandoned public school into a space for eccentric art. Eventually, this former school became a branch of Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art, known today as MoMA P.S. 1.

Located not far from Avalon Riverview North, MoMA P.S. 1 may no longer be an independent gallery, but that doesn't mean its works trend toward the conventional today. To the contrary, the collection at MoMA P.S. 1 still includes cutting-edge pieces of experimental art. To augment the visual works, MoMA P.S. 1 also hosts musicians and performance artists in its space on Jackson Avenue.

MoMA P.S. 1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 784-2084

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Space Womb Near Avalon Riverview North: Eccentric Art by Local Talents

It may not be New York's Museum of Modern Art, but Space Womb isn't trying to imitate any other museum. In fact, it isn't trying to imitate a museum at all. Space Womb serves as a completely one-of-a-kind gallery where local artists are welcome to showcase the fruits of their burgeoning talents.

It's housed inside what was once a church on Jackson Avenue, not far from Avalon Riverview North, and the outside alone is eye-catching. A blend of pink, black, and white hues shades the exterior, whereas inside you'll find even more color. The modern works of art that sit inside of Space Womb span genres, styles, and tastes, so no matter what type of art you typically gravitate towards, you'll probably find something that piques your interest at Space Womb. What's more, admission is free and you can almost always purchase any work that catches your eye.

Space Womb
22-48 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
(917) 670-1342

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