Bay Terrace gets new stores, pediatric emergency room

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Photo Courtesy PM Pediatrics
PM Pediatrics decorates its pediatric emergency facilities to put kids at ease.Photo Courtesy PM Pediatrics
PM Pediatrics decorates its pediatric emergency facilities to put kids at ease.

Smart shoppers and local residents near The Bay Terrace shopping center in Bayside have some new things to look forward to.

Aéropostale, the hip clothing retailer that caters to the “guys and gals” youth market, is leasing the former Hallmark and Sunglass Hut locations, more than 4,000 square feet, according to Mary K. Hughes, vice president of leasing at Cord Meyer Development.

Also coming is World Kitchen, a prime retailer of Corelle and Corningware, with nearly 4,000 square feet of the former Bombay location, “which we believe will be a welcomed addition to our Bay Terrace,” Hughes said.

The big news is that Bay Terrace will soon be welcoming PM Pediatrics, a medical/professional group of pediatric doctors, which she felt would “fill the much needed overflow of emergency care from all the local hospitals.”

The medical facility, scheduled to open near the Loews Theater in November, is headed by Dr. Jeffrey Schor, who said it felt “like coming home” to open the fourth PM Pediatrics in the same shopping center, “where I walked to get pizza as a first grader.”

Schor, who attended P.S. 169, the Bay Terrace School and whose parents still live in the Bay Club, spent 10 years at New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) as Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Associate Chairman of Emergency Medicine, before co-founding PM Pediatrics in 2006.

“Each of our locations is themed, and designed to put children at ease during a stressful situation,” he explained. “NYHQ is a great hospital and they built a new and separate pediatric ER, but it’s still a hospital setting.”

PM Pediatrics has locations in Westchester, Syosset in Nassau and Selden in Suffolk County, and won the 2010 Long Island Press reader poll as “Best Pediatric Practice.”

Staffed with specialists in treating children, the 5,000-square-foot facility will be open from 5 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday and noon to midnight on weekend and holidays.

“We treat emergencies, such as broken bones and stitches, as an alternative to a hospital ER, when your pediatrician is closed,” explained Schor, who did his fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine and residency in pediatrics at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

It’s entirely walk-in service – they don’t take reservations. “Our waiting times are typically 20 to 25 minutes maximum,” he said.