Selling point: Joe Abbracciamento site sells again and more big sales


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Criterion Group had plans to demolish and build on the property, but nearly one year after Joe Abbracciamento closed, the new owner has sold the property.

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LAST COURSE: Patrons say goodbye to Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Thousands of diners left with full stomachs and empty hearts Sunday, March 2, on the beloved Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant’s last day in business.

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Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant set to close after nearly 70 years


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Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant, a neighborhood fixture for nearly 70 years, will close in March. Longtime owners say they are preparing for retirement.

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Concetta Abbracciamento


By Queens Courier Staff

Concetta Abbracciamento, owner of Joe Abbracciamento’s Restaurant in Rego Park, passed away on June 10. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Sr. Loving mother of John (Marie) and Joseph (Loretta). Devoted grandmother of Joseph and Isabella. Cherished sister of Theresa Nelson, Amelia Stasi, Carmella Bebnowski, Julian Boccio and the late Rita Russelello. Arrangements were handled […]

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Russian café chain Stolle opening first US location in Long Island City


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre 

Russian café chain Stolle, which has more than 49 locations in Russia and Europe, is opening its first American shop in Long Island City.

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George Clooney, Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola stop by Astoria’s Taverna Kyclades


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Bill Murray brought some of his famous friends to Astoria’s Taverna Kyclades restaurant this week, including George Clooney, who was just spotted filming his latest movie in the neighborhood.

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Avella hopes to stop plans of overdevelopment on massive Whitestone vacant sites


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Photo courtesy of Christopher Bride/PropertyShark 

Winter may be coming to an end, but state Sen. Tony Avella isn’t planning a warm welcome for anyone who purchases a controversial site in Whitestone if they plan on overdeveloping the property or building something that doesn’t comply with zoning.

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Rego Park teacher pleads guilty to sexually abusing boys, won’t see prison time


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Photo courtesy of Nicholas Strini/PropertyShark

A Rego Park elementary school computer teacher will be sentenced to 10 years of probation after he pleaded guilty to sexual conduct with minors in his classroom over the course of four years, according to District Attorney Richard Brown.

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Local movie maker brings piece of Jackson Heights to Queens World Film Festival


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One Jackson Heights filmmaker is keeping a promise and taking it to the big screen.

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Astoria man convicted of first-degree murder for killing girlfriend


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Jason Bohn, 35, was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder for strangling and torturing his 27-year-old girlfriend, Danielle Thomas, to death on June 26, 2012.

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$24M asking price for Elmhurst lot near Queens Center


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An Elmhurst lot, located across the street from the Queens Place mall, has been put up for sale for $24 million, according to real estate company Massey Knakal. The 47,365-square-foot lot, located at 88-18 Justice Ave., is one block off of Queens Boulevard and adjacent to the Georgia Diner. According to the listing provided by […]

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