Douglaston station street plaza gets green light


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy the Department of Transportation

Douglaston will receive a new Department of Transportation public plaza near its LIRR station, by extending the sidewalks into the turnaround in front of the station.

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Douglaston Eagle Scout prospect collects donations for St. Alban’s Veterans Hospital


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Douglaston teen Michael Tuffey is collecting personal care items for the Veterans Affairs Community Living Center at St. Alban’s to become an Eagle Scout, the highest rank for members of the Boy Scouts of America.

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Douglaston school walks against bullying


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Students from the Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy School embarked on their first “Stamp Out Bullying Walkathon” on Friday in an effort to remind themselves and the community about the damaging effects of students picking on each other.

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“Hairspray” shines in Douglaston


| ckasden@queenscourier.com

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Welcome to Baltimore, 1962. The teens are rockin’ and rollin’ on Corny Collins’ TV show. But trouble is in the air. It’ll take some stiff strategies to stand up and shine. That’s right. You’ll need “Hairspray!” On opening night, dozens of exuberant performers play to a standing room only crowd. Their energy and sincerity are […]

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‘Daughters’ in Douglaston


| ckasden@queenscourier.com


Hungry? Let’s have a meal with five interesting ladies. They’re already at the kitchen table in Douglaston for the DCT players’ version of “Daughters”. It’s onstage weekends through November 30. Director Marilyn Welsher’s acting and directing credits span several decades. For her current project the audience is introduced to four generations of mothers and daughters. […]

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Vets honored in Douglaston ceremony


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American Legion Post Post 103 in Douglaston hosted a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, November 11 that included participants (left to right) Michael Proto, Tom Dinegar, John Block, Jerry Vilbig (bugler), Reverend Lindsay Lunnum, Reverand Monsignor Anthony Sherman, Reverend Dr. Linden DeBie, Sebastian Dagostino and Robert Anastasia.    

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Community Board 11 OKs Douglaston car dealership expansion


| mchan@queenscourier.com


Community Board 11 granted the East Hills Chevrolet in Douglaston permission to build a parking deck and expand its showcase to display six more new cars. The car dealership at 240-02 Northern Boulevard, originally constructed in 1954, needed to grow in order to be “competitive in the market” and “meet new standards of Chevrolet,” according […]

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BBQ restaurant to replace shuttered Douglaston sports bar Strawberry’s


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Terence M. Cullen

Order up! Queens foodies looking to pig out on a slab of ribs need go no further than Douglaston. Smokin’ Aces Championship BBQ is slated to open in the first week of June. It will replace Strawberry’s, a popular sports bar at 42-15 235th Street that abruptly closed last October. “Everything just kind of fell […]

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“Hound of the Baskervilles” in Douglaston


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No, the malevolent Moriarty won’t be masterminding malicious mishaps in Douglaston.  Instead, the ominous fog of the British moors will creep across the stage. Yes, it will carry a deadly secret–the fiery “Hound of the Baskervilles”! On opening night, the audience was extremely enthusiastic. Their catcalls and loud applause demonstrated their approval. Once again Sir […]

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Couple will not demolish historic Douglaston home


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Courtesy photo

The newlywed owners of a historic Douglaston house say they have no plans to harm the 19th century remnant after neighbors rallied outside their home last week, The Courier has learned. Property owner Xiu Jun Zhai and his wife received a partial job permit by the city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) on March 4 to […]

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Neighbors rally against changes to historic Douglaston home


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Neighboring residents of a historic Douglaston house rallied last Friday to save the 19th century remnant from proposed changes. The new owner of the 38-60 Douglaston Parkway site has submitted plans to the city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) to significantly alter the house. The department issued a “partial job” permit to property owner Xiu Jun […]

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2012 year in review: Bayside, Little Neck, Douglaston real estate


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The year of 2012 was an overall positive environment for the commercial sales marketplace.  Activity, pricing, sales volume, lending and just about any other relevant metric increased from the year before and greatly increased from the previous several years.  The driving forces of the overall demand was the steady lack of available product throughout the […]

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