The Queens Courier found two neighboring houses in Bayside shining bright for the holidays.
It would be a dream come true, literally, if Rachel Xing wins Miss New York Teen USA next year. The 16-year-old from Bayside is entering her first pageant in January to fulfill a possible prophecy her mother had while five months pregnant with her.
Bayside activist Frank Skala may retire from Community Board 11 this year due to old age, the board said. “He’s saying he just can’t continue. He’s been having to leave early. He’s slowed down a lot. I can understand why he’s doing this,” said Susan Seinfeld, the board’s district manager. The ever-opinionated Skala, 76, has [...]
Councilmember-elect Paul Vallone has picked the team he’ll take to City Hall in January, The Courier has learned. The seven-member staff consists mostly of longtime supporters and includes two former employees of Queens elected officials and the aunt of a local assemblymember. “These are people who believed in me five years ago, when I first [...]
Three soldiers from Queens and Long Island got a hero’s welcome Monday when they paid a visit to a Bayside school. Students from P.S. 130 welcomed the trio of military men on November 25 with armfuls of letters and a homemade flag with each child’s handprint, thanking them for their service. Working with a nonprofit, [...]
One Bayside school is lending a sweet helping hand to the Philippines. P.S. 169, located at 18-25 212nd Street, held a bake sale on Friday to benefit Filipino relief efforts for the victims affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Considered one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, the typhoon made landfall on November 8 in the [...]
A controversial proposal to build a school in Bayside sailed through the City Council last week, despite the community’s overwhelming opposition. The city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) needed the Council’s final ruling in order to go through with plans to build a new elementary school at the site of the Keil Bros. Garden Center and [...]
She went from borough president back to a teacher again. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall temporarily switched hats during the dedication ceremony of her namesake preschool in Bayside. The former educator of eight years cut the ribbon on the brand new Queens Borough President Helen Marshall Early Education Center at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children [...]
A multi-block party that closed off parts of Bell Boulevard this weekend drew in nearly 2,000 people, local officials said. The Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID) held its first ever “Weekend Walk” on Sunday. The event took place from noon to 5 p.m. along two blocks of the main commercial corridor from 39th Avenue [...]
It’s had several reincarnations but Vivaldi has got it right. The beloved Cafe on the Green was a go-to place for fine food, wonderful ambiance and a warm welcome from operator Joe Franco. Now, it’s Billy Pappas at the door and around the room mingling with patrons. The site overlooking the Throgs Neck Bridge is [...]