The Faces Of Bayside

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Lois Christie, renowned colorist/stylist and owner of Christie & Co. Salon  Spa in The Bay Terrace shopping center, both beautifies and gives back.
Tom Dileo, one of the three brothers of Three Brothers Butcher, helped take over the 40-year-old Bayside establishment after it changed from Westies to Prime Cuts.
Armado Garcia makes a pizza at Pete's on Bell Boulevard. "Bayside is the best. We've been here 24 years," said pizzeria owner Thomas Anagnos.
Anna Marretta and Dorothy Benchik make Bayside a little sweeter everyday. Marretta opened the Bell Boulevard bakery about 28 years ago. "[Bayside has] been good to us over the years," Marretta said.
Bayside Library Branch Manager Janice Chan has watched the neighborhood change during her 10 years at the library. "Bayside's a very nice place," she said. "There are a lot of changes with new immigrants coming in."
Nineteen-month-old Katie Metis goes for a ride on a sunny day. "We love [Bayside]. Katie is making lots of friends," said the toddler's mother.
Michael Kelly from Kelly's taxi stand said that his family founded the service in 1914. "We're probably in the encyclopedia, we've been here so long," he said.
"I love Bayside," said Chien Ru, who has lived in the community for 60 years and resides now in the senior center on 26th Avenue. "It's clean and quiet. There's fresh air and trees."
Ted Anderson looks after Donovan's when the family, who opened the restaurant and bar 27 years ago, is away. "I've been here 19 years in Donovan's, and Bayside 15 years," Anderson said.