Author Archives: Sweetina Kakar

Christie & Co. collects $200,000 in donations


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The relief efforts of a Bayside hair salon continue to shine in the aftermath of Sandy. Christie & Co. Salon * Spa has donated over $200,000 worth of items so far, and Cord Meyer Development has set aside space in The Bay Terrace shopping center to use as storage for all the community’s collections. Salon […]

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Christie & Co. galvanizes efforts to help


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Along with the rest of New York City, Christie & Co. Salon of Bayside is giving a helping hand to those who have been affected by Sandy. Christie & Co., in The Bay Terrace shopping center, has become a local drop-off site for donations, which will help the families of Rockaway and Breezy Point. “So […]

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Queens events this week


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Saturday, November 10 2 p.m., “Garden Book Talk” at Queens Botanical Garden. 43-50 Main Street, Flushing. 718-886-3800. Author Barbara Paul Robinson will discuss world-known gardener, Rosemary Verey, who has advised nobles and celebrities like Prince Charles and Elton John. 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. “Grand Diwali Motorcade and Cultural Show” at Arya Spirtal Center Grounds. 104-20 […]

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Business is backbone of Bayside community


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Though neighborhoods change, over the years these businesses have been the backbone of the community. VIPizza 43-02 Bell Boulevard 718-229-9311 This Bayside-based pizzeria has been located in the neighborhood on the same corner of 43rd Street and Bell Boulevard for over 50 years. Known for its upside down and buffalo slice, along with great customer […]

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Puppy Love: Pet photographers capture our best friends


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Landscapes and portraits are usually the subjects of professional photographers. At Kiki’s Pet Photography, the lenses aim at a different subject. Kiki’s has been centering its focus on the local pets of Long Island City, particularly LIC’s precious pooches. The company is owned by two photographers, Junenoire Mitchell, 27, and Arianys Wilson, 32, who began […]

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Changing of the guard for Dem Club


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Stacey Amato, daughter of former assemblymember and current County Clerk Audrey Pheffer, was introduced as the new 23rd District co-leader on Thursday, September 27 at the South Queens Democratic Club meeting in Howard Beach. Frank Gulluscio, Amato’s co-leader, along with about 50 other members welcomed her to the club, after Joann Shapiro, previous co-leader, stepped […]

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Jamaica welcomes new clinic


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Empire Gate Medical introduced its second medical clinic — and first in the borough of Queens — with a ribbon cutting ceremony August 25 on Parsons Boulevard in Jamaica. Empire Gate Medical, which recently opened its first location in Manhattan, provides primary care for patients of all ages, who are covered by any of the […]

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