Bayside

Bayside students thank soldiers from home
Bayside students thank soldiers from home
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/27/2013 at 9:54AM

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, [...]

Bayside school bake sale benefits typhoon victims
Bayside school bake sale benefits typhoon victims
Northeast Angy Altamirano 11/23/2013 at 2:50PM

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 [...]

Council vote OKs Bayside school on Keil Bros. site
Council vote OKs Bayside school on Keil Bros. site
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/18/2013 at 12:42PM

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 [...]

BP Marshall helps dedicate namesake preschool in Bayside
BP Marshall helps dedicate namesake preschool in Bayside
Northeast Melissa Chan 10/08/2013 at 4:39PM

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 [...]

Bayside ‘Weekend Walk’ draws crowds
Bayside ‘Weekend Walk’ draws crowds
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 9/30/2013 at 4:34PM

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 [...]

Vivaldi: Life begins anew
Vivaldi: Life begins anew
Dining Queens Courier Staff 9/27/2013 at 8:25PM

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 [...]

Queens man makes his way onto the big screen and on stage
Queens man makes his way onto the big screen and on stage
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 9/14/2013 at 10:32AM

In the past 25 years, Pete Gaudio has muscled his way into Hollywood. Before making his way onto the big screen and on stage, Gaudio grew up in Corona and later moved to Bayside. During this time, he decided to use what he saw in his surroundings, later giving life to many of his characters. [...]

Identify this place in Queens
Identify this place in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 9/06/2013 at 11:08AM

Do you know where in Queens this photo was taken? Guess by commenting below! The answer will be revealed next Friday. Last week’s answer to “Identify this Place”: Former George Bradish estate in Bayside

Queens street vendors, businesses compete for customers
Queens street vendors, businesses compete for customers
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 8/26/2013 at 10:15AM

While a bill that would regulate the number of mobile street vendors still sits in the state Senate, businesses remain frustrated as they continue to battle to keep their customers. For the past few years, businesses said they have seen mobile street vendors growing to a point where pedestrians can find a handful on one [...]