Great Neck Plaza to be turned into $2,500 scavenger hunt for Small Business Saturday


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District

On Nov. 29, the Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District (BID) will be holding a scavenger hunt in the shopping district to boost the local economy and celebrate Small Business Saturday, an initiative by American Express to encourage shoppers to go local and buy holiday gifts in smaller stores.

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La Gioconda: A gem in Great Neck


| GFEHLING@queenscourier.com

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Great Neck, the economic retail center of northern Nassau County, is the scene of continuously changing establishments. A constant in this maelstrom is La Gioconda, at 21 North Station Plaza, a family-owned and operated fine dining restaurant. Upon entering the beautifully decorated eatery you are greeted by the family members — Kathy the wife; our […]

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Great Greek in Great Neck


By Queens Courier Staff

It may have been the full moon, the autumnal equinox or the congenial group, but wow, the food at Ethos was superb. Our party of four was treated to one of the best meals we have ever eaten and as lifelong New Yorkers that is saying a lot. The restaurant is inviting, nicely decorated, the […]

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Focus on: Douglaston, Little Neck and Great Neck


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

Unlike the center of the island, where the Cross Island Parkway forms a clear border between Queens and Nassau County, along the north shore, it’s hard to tell where the city line is and with good reason – before 1898 there wasn’t any Nassau County. When Queens voted to consolidate into New York City, what […]

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Focus on: Douglaston, Little Neck and Great Neck


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

Unlike the center of the island, where the Cross Island Parkway forms a clear border between Queens and Nassau County, along the north shore, it’s hard to tell where the city line is and with good reason – before 1898 there wasn’t any Nassau County. When Queens voted to consolidate into New York City, what […]

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Innovative Asian Cuisine in Great Neck


By Queens Courier Staff

Since bursting onto the Great Neck restaurant scene with fanfare in April, Elaine’s Asian Bistro & Grill has become a popular and trendy spot for lunch and dinner. Elaine Ho, the owner, calls the fare “innovative Asian cuisine,” and the menu is extensive. Once hidden away on Bond Street, the restaurant is now easier to […]

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Team Great Neck rides for kids


By Queens Courier Staff

A dentist from Little Neck is proving that charity extends beyond our borders. Dr. Scott Danoff will be participating in Israel’s “Wheels of Love” bike ride to raise money for ALYN hospital. As a dentist, it is only natural for Danoff to be interested in the health of others but he feels a special bond […]

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Butterfly Garden Spa opens in Great Neck


By Queens Courier Staff

Valerie Link, president of the Great Neck Chamber of Commerce (3rd from right), is flanked by Jonathon Kim (2nd from right) and his father Peter Kim (4th from right), as they cut the ribbon for the new Butterfly Garden Spa on Middle Neck Road in nearby Great Neck, as a number of well-wishers lend a […]

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Selling point: LIC Wills Group building sold for $43.5M — and more big sales


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Scott Bintner/Propertyshark

A number of properties in Queens sold for big prices recently. Here is a review of the $43.5 million building sale in Long Island City and others during the past week.

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18-story mixed-use residential tower planned for Long Island City


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

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Great Neck-based New York Lions Group filed applications on Friday with the Department of Buildings to construct another tall, mixed-use residential building in the neighborhood.

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15-story residential tower planned for Long Island City


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Scott Bintner/PropertyShark

New York Lions Group filed plans with the Buildings Department to begin construction in Long Island City on a residential tower, which will be a 15-story, mixed-use commercial and residential building with 88 apartments, according to city records.

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