P.S. 169 Sprucing Up For 50th Anniversary


By Queens Courier Staff

P.S. 169, The Bay Terrace School, has been undergoing a facelift this spring. The Department of Education installed new wrought iron fencing across the front of the school. This should help prevent the graffiti and vandalism that have occurred in the past. Additionally, a brand new fence was erected around the schoolyard, replacing the sagging, […]

Read More ...

Politics From Here


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

EDITOR’S NOTE: ‘POLITICS FROM HERE’ WILL BE A WEEKLY COLUMN PRESENTED IN OUR PAPERS AND ONLINE  Among journalists, leaving the fourth estate to work the media in government or business is referred to as, “going over to the dark side.” I’ve spent the last couple of years as a Director of Communications with the New York […]

Read More ...

Bayside school bake sale benefits typhoon victims


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

One Bayside school is lending a sweet helping hand to the Philippines. P.S. 169, located at 18-25 212nd Street, held a bake sale on Friday to benefit Filipino relief efforts for the victims affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Considered one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, the typhoon made landfall on November 8 in the […]

Read More ...

Driver smashes cars in accident outside Bay Terrace poll site


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

An elderly man smashed into two parked cars outside of a Bay Terrace poll site Tuesday while he was trying to drive out of a parking spot, witnesses said. The man, who declined to give his name or age, said he had just voted at P.S. 169 at around noon when the collision occurred. Witnesses […]

Read More ...

PRIMARY DAY 2013 COVERAGE


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

File photo

Check back here for continuing Primary Day coverage from the casting of ballots to the election results. 11:52 p.m. Projected winners in Queens city council districts: City Council District 22 – Costa Constantinides City Council District 28 - Ruben Wills City Council District 24 -Rory Lancman City Council District 31 -Donovan Richards City Council District 32 […]

Read More ...

PEOPLE MAKING A BUZZ


By Queens Courier Staff

SCHOOL VISITS City Councilmember Dan Halloran speaks before the play, "The Jungle Book," was put on by students at P.S. 169 in Bayside on recently. The play was organized through the OST Program, which Halloran saved through funding in this year’s budget, and sponsored by the Samuel Field YMCA. Organizers presented an award to Halloran […]

Read More ...

Bay Terrace gets new stores, pediatric emergency room


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

Smart shoppers and local residents near The Bay Terrace shopping center in Bayside have some new things to look forward to. Aéropostale, the hip clothing retailer that caters to the “guys and gals” youth market, is leasing the former Hallmark and Sunglass Hut locations, more than 4,000 square feet, according to Mary K. Hughes, vice […]

Read More ...

Bay Terrace gets new stores, pediatric emergency room


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

Smart shoppers and local residents near The Bay Terrace shopping center in Bayside have some new things to look forward to. Aéropostale, the hip clothing retailer that caters to the “guys and gals” youth market, is leasing the former Hallmark and Sunglass Hut locations, more than 4,000 square feet, according to Mary K. Hughes, vice […]

Read More ...

11 Queens schools to get playgrounds


By Queens Courier Staff

“Concrete jungle where dreams are made of?” are song lyrics to Jay-Z, but tens of thousands of city students have nothing but a concrete yard on which to play during recess. New York City’s largest non-profit playground builder, Out2Play, has made it their mission to give children at disadvantaged city public schools bright and animated […]

Read More ...

11 Queens schools to get playgrounds


By Queens Courier Staff

“Concrete jungle where dreams are made of?” are song lyrics to Jay-Z, but tens of thousands of city students have nothing but a concrete yard on which to play during recess. New York City’s largest non-profit playground builder, Out2Play, has made it their mission to give children at disadvantaged city public schools bright and animated […]

Read More ...

People Making a Buzz


By Queens Courier Staff

HOLIDAY DOINGS Assemblymember Mark S. Weprin and Councilmember David I. Weprin hosted a year-end party at the Queens County Farm Museum, located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Glen Oaks. Those present celebrated Mark’s recent election to the New York City Council. He took office on January 1. Assemblymember Ann-Margaret Carrozza and her Santa Helpers organized […]

Read More ...

District 19 candidates check in while campaigning


By Queens Courier Staff

5:15 p.m.: City Council hopeful Paul Vallone voted at P.S. 32, 171-11 35th Avenue this morning. “Turn-out has been low – slow but steady,” he said. Vallone had just left Marathon Parkway and Northern Boulevard in Little Neck, on his way to Douglaston, “near P.S. 98,” he said. 5:30 p.m.: A spokesperson for Council candidate […]

Read More ...

DOT targets schools for better street safety


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan recently announced that 33 public and private schools in Queens have been targeted for far-reaching street safety enhancements under the DOT’s Safe Routes to Schools program. Both public and private schools are on the list, ranging from P.S. 169, the Bay Terrace School in far […]

Read More ...