“At the heart of the matter is what it means to be from Queens, a 2.3-million-person slice of New York City that no one beyond its borders knows anything about.”

–Invitation to the first College Point Class Conflict Pub Crawl, October 20, 2006

We have been sponsoring an annual pub crawl in the very-hard-to-reach neighborhood of College Point, Queens since 2006. In 2011, a skeleton crew kept the tradition alive while sampling some increased Chinese influences in the neighborhood.

We didn’t know what we were going to get ourselves into. We had just spent a week camping and hiking and were about to enter our first “real” city in days. All we knew about Moncton was that it held about 70,000 people and that it had bars in it that would be open and serving beer.