Bayside Historical Society

Star of Queens: Paul Di Benedetto, president, Bayside Historical Society
Star of Queens: Paul Di Benedetto, president, Bayside Historical Society
News Queens Courier Staff 4/01/2013 at 9:08AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY COMMUNITY INVOLVMENT: As president of the Bayside Historical Society, Paul Di Benedetto heads the board of directors and helps to define its mission. The group, formed in 1964, works to archive and preserve Bayside’s history by maintaining those properties that have already been landmarked, as well as working to landmark other sites [...]

Neighbors rally against changes to historic Douglaston home
Neighbors rally against changes to historic Douglaston home
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/21/2013 at 12:04PM

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 [...]

What to do this weekend in Queens
Arts & Music Mitchell Kirk 1/11/2013 at 6:07PM

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 At 10:30 a.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, located at 22806 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, will be holding an event titled “Young Chefs,” which invites kids to prepare homemade grilled cheese sandwiches and fresh banana split milkshakes. All materials will be included. Space is limited to eight participants and registration is required. Recommended for [...]

What to do this weekend in Queens
News Alexa Altman 1/04/2013 at 6:22PM

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5 Starting at 9 a.m., Church on the  Hill, located at 167-07 35th Avenue, Flushing, will be holding an auction. Items will include collectibles, artwork,  jewelry, antiques, furs, furniture, household items, linens, new and vintage items and more. Door prizes,  lunch, refreshments and take-out will  also be available. Admission is free. For more information, [...]

Bayside through the years
Bayside through the years
News Melissa Chan 10/20/2012 at 7:09AM

Photos by Melissa Chan; historic photos courtesy of the Bayside Historical Society This view of Bell Boulevard was taken in 1916 and features the tracks that Bayside’s trolley ran along.   In the winter of 1950, this sledder overlooked the hills at Oakland Golf Course, which is now the location of the Queensborough Community College [...]

Historical landmarks in northeast Queens
Historical landmarks in northeast Queens
News Melissa Chan 10/19/2012 at 4:35PM

Bayside and Fresh Meadows residents do not need to go far for a piece of their neighborhood’s past, as the neighborhoods boast four landmarked sites. The Lawrence Cemetery, located in a wooded area at the corner of 216th Street and 42nd Avenue in Bayside, was designated an official city landmark in 1967. According to the [...]

A history of Bayside in pictures
A history of Bayside in pictures
News Queens Courier Staff 10/18/2012 at 12:48PM

Photos and Captions Courtesy of the Bayside Historical Society Melissa Chambers Bell (right) and her children are seen in front of the house that was originally built by her grandfather-in-law Abraham Bell I. The home was situation on the northwest corner of Bell and Warburton Avenues.           Abraham Bell II built [...]