Best of the other boroughs: Readers' picks

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Sunswick 35/35 Bar

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Astoria Sports Complex
It has batting cages; an Olympic-size pool with hourly, monthly or yearly rates; and a party room for kids’ birthday celebrations. 34-38 38th St between 34th and 35th Aves, Astoria (800-368-0951,

Locale Cafe & Bar
The dining room is bright and inviting with whitewashed brick walls and vintage furniture; they have a great Italian menu and wine list, and superb brunch. 33-02 34th Ave at 33rd St, Astoria (718-729-9080,

Sunswick 35/35 Bar
There’s an ever-changing selection of domestic and international craft beers on tap, and bartenders are happy to give you a taste in a shot glass before you commit. There’s also a great schedule of events: Monday is for Guitar Hero, Wednesday is trivia night, Thursday’s karaoke, and on Saturday you’ll find live bands. 35-02 35th St at 35th Ave, Astoria (718-752-0620,

This is a great cafe/wine bar/live music venue. I’ve played their baby grand piano at an open-mike night. This sweet spot specializes in classical music in an informal, intimate setting, but it also hosts stand-up comedy and book club meetings. 23-14 Ditmars Blvd at 23rd St, Astoria (718-956-8742,
reader Rob Wendt; Astoria, Queens

Queens | Bronx | Staten Island

Brooklyn vs. Manhattan
For more than 100 years, we've been mocking, stinging and generally trying to one-up each other. Some things never change.

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