Colombian restaurant Mr. Pollo coming to Bayside


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

After being vacant for five years, a storefront on Bell Boulevard will be home to Mr. Pollo. The Colombian restaurant opens at the end of September in Bayside once construction and inspections are complete, according to the building’s owner.

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Bayside resident prepares for annual pigeon race


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Xu Jun wakes up every morning at 4 a.m. and drives hundreds of miles away from his Bayside apartment with at least 70 pigeons, then lets them find their way home. He’s training his birds, known as homing pigeons, for a competition in September.

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Movie starring Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne begins film preparations in Bayside


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

A new movie, “Louder Than Bombs,” starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert and Gabriel Bryne is expected to begin filming in September in Bayside. Crew members were spotted starting to moving equipment into the area on Thursday.

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Whitestone defeats Bayside in Nick Lomangino championship title game


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Getting thrown out of a championship game wasn’t part of the strategy, but after Whitestone Renegades baseball team coaches were tossed in the top of the fifth inning from the Nick Lomangino Tournament final, the team seemed to have new energy.

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Bayside Rebels Little League team heading to Borough Cup


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Yankee Stadium here we come!

The Bayside Rebels are back and better than ever. After an administrative error left the Little League baseball team out of the sectional tournament, the 12-year-olds are now headed to the Borough Cup championship game on Aug. 14 at Yankee Stadium.

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Five city trees illegally chopped at former Bayside Hills gardening center site


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Five city-owned trees with an estimated value of more than $340,000 saw the buzzer last week, resulting in complaints from residents and possible criminal charges and fines from the Parks Department.

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Bayside Little League female player is determined to continue playing baseball


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Regan Goger, Bayside Rebels Little League’s female player, is determined to keep playing baseball. Every year since she made the team, she’s battled to keep her position over male rivals. But she is uncertain of her future as next year she will outgrow Little League and start high school, where she may have to switch to softball.

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Bayside outdoor concert series to start next month


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID) signed a lease with the MTA for the small green space on 41st Avenue adjacent to the LIRR station house, hoping to hold an outdoor concerts series this year and other activities, officials said.

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