John Roleke

  • John Roleke has written about Queens, New York, for various print and online publications and guidebooks since 2002.
  • He wrote the Queens chapter for the 2007 edition of "Time Out New York" guidebook.
  • He has been quoted as a Queens expert in the New York Post, and commended in The New York Times travel section for his tips on exploring Queens.


John Roleke is a former writer for TripSavvy, focusing on travel content about Queens, New York, for nearly 12 years. He has also written about Queens and other New York City neighborhoods, food, and events for Time Out New York, Time Out NY Kids, Urban Folk, LIC Ins & Outs, and He contributed to Ellen Freudenheim's guidebook "Queens" (St. Martin's Press, 2006), wrote the Queens chapter for the 2007 edition of the "Time Out New York" guidebook, and wrote a chapter on the 7 subway for the book "New York City: By Bus and Subway." His photos have appeared in New York Magazine.

The New York Post has quoted him about the undiscovered treasures of Queens, and Gawker has puzzled over his taste for eating in neighborhoods outside of Manhattan. In 2007 The New York Times travel section said his site "includes a lot of great ideas" for exploring Queens.


John Roleke earned a bachelor's degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross, and a master's degree in folklore from Indiana University Bloomington.

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