Bay TERRACE

Driver smashes cars in accident outside Bay Terrace poll site
Driver smashes cars in accident outside Bay Terrace poll site
News Melissa Chan 11/05/2013 at 1:26PM

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 [...]

FAA to look into JFK, LaGuardia flight patterns
News Melissa Chan 5/21/2013 at 1:56PM

Queens residents fighting feds over airplane noise that turned some suburban neighborhoods into veritable warzones last summer have won a small battle. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has agreed to form a committee to review the decision-making process it used last December when the agency approved new flight patterns over the borough. The new routes [...]

Despite relief, plane noise may still plague northeast Queens
Despite relief, plane noise may still plague northeast Queens
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/22/2013 at 10:18AM

Northeast Queens residents may get a respite from the plane noise that tormented them last summer — but not full relief. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials said there would be fewer planes flying over portions of Bayside and Flushing. But, depending on traffic and wind, there could be times residents could hear the same turbulence [...]

Queens residents pick up last-minute necessities as heaviest snow approaches
Queens residents pick up last-minute necessities as heaviest snow approaches
News Terence M. Cullen 2/08/2013 at 1:44PM

As blizzard warnings have everyone getting ready to hunker down, Queens residents, and visitors, are flocking to the stores for any last-minute supplies. Despite a relatively low volume of shoppers at the Walbaums in Bay Terrace, carts were packed to the gills with any weekend needs including water and non-perishables. Monica Bell, up from Georgia [...]

Bus strike leaves parents, students scrambling
Bus strike leaves parents, students scrambling
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 1/16/2013 at 12:36PM

Dodging icy sleet, first-grader Tarunima Bhowmik and her father Gola grabbed a cab from their home in Sunnyside on their way to Tarunima’s school, P.S. 166  Golain Astoria. Fare cost about $10, a necessary evil with New York City school buses out of commission. “It’s a very hard time for the kids,” Gola said of [...]

Fan, former player reaction to Piazza and Baseball Hall of Fame vote
Fan, former player reaction to Piazza and Baseball Hall of Fame vote
Sports Terence M. Cullen 1/14/2013 at 11:15AM

Ten days after the world stopped and cried for New York, Mike Piazza made history with a swing of the bat that gave the city hope once again. The September 21, 2001 homerun Piazza hit was late in the first professional sports game since the September 11 attacks, and gave the Mets the lead in [...]

Grace Meng sworn in as first Asian-American from NY in Congress
Grace Meng sworn in as first Asian-American from NY in Congress
Politics Maggie Hayes 1/04/2013 at 4:13PM

The Courier tagged along on a bus trip to Washington, D. C. as the 113th Congress was sworn in. It’s five in the morning, and over 100 people gathered outside in Flushing, anxiously waiting to board buses making the trek down to our nation’s capital to watch the 113th Congress — and the first Asian-American [...]

Dine while you shop in Bayside
Dine while you shop in Bayside
News Melissa Chan 10/21/2012 at 8:39AM

The 230 businesses that line Bell Boulevard are 230 reasons alone to visit one of the busiest commercial corridors in the northeast portion of the borough, according to Bayside Village’s executive business director. The popular strip is well-known for its long established eateries and beloved bars, but Bayside Village Business Improvement District’s (BID) executive director, [...]

Obama protestors attacked in Bay Terrace
Obama protestors attacked in Bay Terrace
News Melissa Chan 9/05/2012 at 11:15AM

A pair of political action pals rallying to impeach President Barack Obama fought a protest of their own when they said an irate middle-aged man pushed them and ripped down their posters. “I was scared. The guy was just violent and crazy,” said Margaret Greenspan of the tri-state LaRouche Political Action Committee. “I’m used to [...]

Donate blood and receive free Mets tickets
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/20/2012 at 12:47PM

On Tuesday, August 21, there will be a blood drive at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, where donors will receive free Mets tickets. The drive, organized by the New York Blood Center and Councilmember Dan Halloran, will take place from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m. at 211-39 26th Avenue in Bay Terrace. To make an appointment, visit www.nybc.org.