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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Rendering reveals seven-story apartment building coming to Jamaica


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy TCX Development

Growth in Jamaica is part of the near future of New York City real estate, according to TCX Development, which recently released a rendering of its new project in the neighborhood.

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Who pays for the Tappan Zee? You do


| letters@queenscourier.com

Gov. Andrew Cuomo reminds of the cartoon charter Wimpy who famously said, “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today” concerning how he will pick up the tab for construction of a long overdue replacement to the Tappan Zee Bridge.  Neither Cuomo nor the New York State Thruway Authority has made public how they […]

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Elegant Chinese dining


| padler@queenscourier.com

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It is a busy block as Northern Boulevard goes into Great Neck from Little Neck and for many years the border block was home to the popular Chinese restaurant Harvest Buffet. It has been totally reborn literally from top to bottom with new management and it’s terrific dining.

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