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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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

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


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


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Images Courtesy Walk Up Productions

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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Queens World Film Festival celebrates opening night


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The Queens World Film Festival, which brings together international and local filmmakers to the borough to screen their works, celebrated its opening night on Tuesday at the Movie of the Moving Image in Astoria.

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Authorized construction of Queens residential units jumps in 2013


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The city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) authorized construction of 18,095 residential units in 1,383 buildings in 2013, a 71 percent increase from the previous year, according to a New York Building Congress (NYBC) analysis.

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DOE withdraws co-location plans


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From the 49 co-location proposals released last year for schools all around the city, the Department of Education (DOE) has announced it will be withdrawing nine and revising one

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John Liu endorses Congressmemeber Grace Meng for re-election


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Congressmember Grace Meng

Former Comptroller John Liu put an end to rumors he may run against Congressmember Grace Meng by endorsing the popular Flushing representative for her re-election bid Monday.

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Community Board 11 elects Christine Haider as new chair


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Community Board 11 ushered in a new era with a swift election Monday night. The board bid farewell to its longtime leader, Jerry Iannece, and unanimously voted in Christine Haider to take his place as chair.

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Queens civics band together in ‘Fight the Blight’ initiative


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Photo courtesy Don Capalbi

A Flushing civic group has started a grassroots initiative to stand up to out-of-scale construction sites that residents say are destroying neighborhoods.

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