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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Little Neck Nursing Home to hold charity drive for rare neurological disorder


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Thomas Oelkers

The Little Neck Nursing Home may be a place for elderly care but in October it will be holding a charity drive for an 8-year-old girl with a little known, poorly understood neurological disorder called Rett Syndrome.

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Little Neck woman celebrates a century


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Maria Regina Lucarelli, a resident of Brandywine Senior Living at the Savoy in Little Neck, will turn 100 years old on Sunday, April 13, and she will have a birthday party at the senior home to celebrate her experiences during the last century.

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Great expectations


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his very first “State of the City” address on Monday in the auditorium of LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, under a banner which read “One New York, rising together,” and mentioning “all five boroughs” no less than three times in his 43-minute discourse. In that time, he went on […]

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