Business is backbone of Bayside community


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THE COURIER/Photos by Sweetina Kakar
THE COURIER/Photos by Sweetina Kakar

Though neighborhoods change, over the years these businesses have been the backbone of the community.

THE COURIER/Photos by Sweetina Kakar

VIPizza

43-02 Bell Boulevard

718-229-9311

This Bayside-based pizzeria has been located in the neighborhood on the same corner of 43rd Street and Bell Boulevard for over 50 years. Known for its upside down and buffalo slice, along with great customer service and spacious dining area, VIPizza seems to be famous not just in the Bayside area but as far as upstate New York. The dough is made daily on the premises and pies are prepared with ripe tomatoes and the finest cheese.

 

Dental & Facial Wellness

35-34 Bell Boulevard

718-229-3232

Dental & Facial Wellness is one of the few cosmetic dental practices in the Queens and Long Island area that provides choices of multiple treatment plans for an incredible cosmetic dental makeover. They specialize in a variety of different dental procedures such as laser dentistry, implants and bite adjustments with the best of proven technologies and materials.

 

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Durso’s Pasta & Ravioli Company

189-01 Crocheron Avenue

718-358-1311

This family-owned company has been located in the Bayside neighborhood for more than 40 years, serving great Italian food. Durso’s specializes in homemade pasta, ravioli, gourmet prepared foods, Italian specialties and fresh meats and sausages, ready to take home for a great meal. They also make sandwiches, panini and salads to order for lunch, along with off-base catering in all New York boroughs. This corner shop is an authentic Italian restaurant and grocery, all in one, in a convenient Queens location. The Queens store features more than 50 varieties of fresh pasta and ravioli products including stuffed shells, manicotti and over a dozen homemade sauces made in-store daily.

 

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Keil Bros Garden Center & Nursery

210-11 48th Avenue

718-224-2020

Keil Bros Garden Center & Nursery has been serving the New York community for over 80 years, supplying affordable gardening supplies and nursery stocks for trees and shrubs. This Bayside-based company carries one of the largest selections of gardening supplies in Queens. The greenhouse stocks holiday and seasonal plants, along with the largest selection of pots, pottery, baskets, fertilizer and hand tools for every plant lover’s shopping list. They are experts in landscaping, not just for large companies but local homes as well.

 

Cohen’s Fashion Optical

211-51 26th Avenue

718-631-3699

This retail eyewear business was started over 80 years ago by Jack Cohen in New York City, who sold from a pushcart. He thought eyewear was more than just a necessity to see, but could also be fashionable. Eighty years later, Cohen’s Fashion Optical has grown to more than 100 locations nationwide with approximately 10 in Queens. They specialize in frames, sunglasses, lenses, contact lenses, accessories and professional eye exams. They hire professional and experienced optometrist for the best possible eye care and advice.

 

Central Veterinary Associates

36-43 Bell Boulevard

718-224-4451

This New York-based animal hospital specializes in a unique system of delivering veterinary care with seven animal clinics throughout Nassau and Queens Counties. Their Valley Stream Animal Hospital alliance allows for 24-hour, seven-day-a-week care for emergency and surgical facilities. Central Veterinary Associates is one of the oldest continuous veterinary practices in the region offering veterinary services, internal medicine, diagnostic and therapeutic services, laboratory, pharmacy, preventative medicine and wellbeing.

 

Yvette Lingerie & Corsetiere

40-13 Bell Boulevard

718-229-5724

For over 25 years, Yvette Lingerie & Corsetiere has specialized in the art of fitting women into fine lingerie and corsets. They are dedicated to helping women — young and old, petite to plus — discover exactly how to make them feel comfortable, sexy and confident. Yvette Lingerie & Corsetiere offers the finest lingerie in countless sizes and styles, and in popular brand names, and provides the most intricate, custom fittings.

 

Corbin Family Dental Arts

204-17 35th Avenue

347-338-1465

www.corbindental.com

The Corbin Family Dental Arts has been providing dental care to Bayside and Oyster Bay for over three generations.

In 1937, the year Dr. Samuel Corbin began his practice in Queens, the cost of a First Class Stamp was raised from 2 cents to 3 cents; Al Capone was sent to prison in Atlanta, Georgia; and the only option for lost or missing teeth was a small bridge or dentures. White fillings for cavities were not available and nitrous oxide — or laughing gas — and ether were the only anesthesia choices.

While family and cosmetic dentistry, and the world, have changed a great deal, doctors Richard and Bruce Corbin, who grew up in Bayside, say they are still committed to their neighbors and friends with the most up-to-date methods, high-tech equipment, pain-management and answers to any dental questions.

The Corbin Family Dental Arts offers Invisalign, cosmetic bonding and veneers to strengthen and beautify stained or discolored smiles, implants to restore missing or lost teeth permanently, and undetectable white fillings. The dentists are also licensed to administer Oral Conscious sedation that relieves anxiety and fatigue during dental procedures.