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


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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


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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


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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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Queens Republicans go the way of the dinosaur into extinction


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Queens Republicans have failed to provide voters with alternatives to the Queens Democratic Party machine monopoly, giving them free passes for another two-year term for virtually all public offices. There was a time decades ago when Queens Republicans routinely elected members to Congress, state Senate, Assembly and City Council. After the 1982 reapportionment, Democrats eliminated […]

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Real estate roundup: Inside the Hallets Point deal, what’s with the new structure on Parsons Boulevard?


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Lincoln Equities Group, LLC

“The Durst Organization is projected to spend about $130 million to acquire three parcels where it plans to build a massive $1.5 billion residential and commercial development known as Hallets Point in Western Queens.”

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