Pols call for Northern Boulevard to be included in mayor’s Vision Zero initiative


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with other elected officials and traffic safety advocates Thursday to call for Northern Blvd. to be added as one of the 50 locations in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative.

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New Jackson Heights metal benches along Northern Boulevard


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Photo Courtesy Councilmember Daniel Dromm

Residents and visitors walking along Northern Boulevard now have 13 new spots to take a break. Councilmember Daniel Dromm announced he had allocated $7,000 for Community Board 3 (CB3) to remove broken-down wooden benches down Northern Boulevard and replace them with 13 new metal benches as part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) CityBench program. […]

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DOT lifts parking restrictions along Northern Boulevard following complaints


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

JOHANN HAMILTON The community has spoken, and they have been answered. There have been increasing complaints from business owners as well as neighborhood residents that the parking restrictions on certain blocks along Northern Boulevard are more of a hindrance than a benefit. Because of this, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will be […]

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Conti’s, a star along Northern Boulevard


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Conti's restaurant

Northern Boulevard in Little Neck hosts some of the finest restaurants in the New York metropolitan area. A star among this galaxy is Conti’s, at 249-11 Northern Boulevard. A warm welcome by partner Alessandro was the opening to a very pleasant and relaxing dining experience. With subdued music supplied by keyboardist Lynn and pleasant lighting, […]

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Ecuadorians celebrate along Northern Boulevard


| ccruz@queenscourier.com

The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the revelers at the Queens Ecuadorian Day parade. On Sunday, August 2 in celebration of Ecuador’s bicentennial, hundreds of people waved their yellow, blue and red flags along the stretch of Northern Boulevard from 69th to 90th Street while braving the torrential downpour. The dozens of floats – […]

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On Friday, April 25 at 2 p.m., Bayside Library will present Global Youth Service Day 2008 Project. Get involved with GYSD 2008 and join its Youth Give Back Team at Queens Library at Bayside to create handmade gifts for seniors. Help make a difference and join students between the ages of 5 to 17, April 18 to May 2, Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The library is located at 214-20 Northern Boulevard. For more information, call 718-229-1834.


By Queens Courier Staff

On Friday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m., Cambria Heights Library will present FitKids. A program for youth that promotes healthier lifestyles through nutrition and fitness. Ages 7 to 13 are introduced to healthy alternatives to junk food and also taught low-impact exercises. Preregistration is required. The library is located at 218-13 Linden Boulevard. For more […]

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New cleaning initiative comes to Corona


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Photo courtesy of Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras' office

Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras announced Friday the start of Cleanup NYC in the community. The $3.5 million City Council initiative allocated $70,000 to every district, including District 21, for street cleaning.

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Calls for boycott, plans for lawsuit after man says he was attacked at Flushing McDonald’s


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Following the release of a video showing a fight between a customer and an employee at a Flushing McDonald’s, Korean-American groups are calling for a boycott of the restaurant, and the customer — who says he was physically attacked by an employee — is planning on suing for millions, according to published reports.

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Flushing community criticizes modern look of planned building


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Renderings courtesy of Raymond Architecture

Great Wall Supermarket, on Northern Boulevard and Leavitt Street, will be replaced next year by a glass-clad, 11-story building after the supermarket’s owners decided to not renew the lease, according to city records.

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I miss my old neighborhood diner


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

It was a sad day for Lakeville and Great Neck residents four years ago today when Scobee Diner in neighboring Little Neck closed their doors for the very last time on Nov. 28, 2010. Growing up in the neighborhood during the late 1960s and early 1970s, going to Scobee was part of my life and […]

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