Bell Boulevard

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 [...]

Bell Boulevard to partially close this Sunday for “Weekend Walk”
Bell Boulevard to partially close this Sunday for “Weekend Walk”
Neighborhoods Queens Courier Staff 9/27/2013 at 11:43AM

Parts of Bell Boulevard will be closed off to traffic this Sunday for a multi-block party, city and local officials said. The Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID) will hold its first ever “Weekend Walk” on September 29 from noon to 5 p.m. There will be free fitness classes, dance performances, music acts and specials [...]

‘Girls’ shoots on Bayside’s Bell Boulevard
‘Girls’ shoots on Bayside’s Bell Boulevard
Entertainment Queens Courier Staff 7/03/2013 at 2:59PM

The hit HBO series “Girls” filmed on Bell Boulevard on Tuesday, July 2. Cast members, including Lena Dunham, were on hand at Bayside’s CJ Sullivan’s. “I took off work to see her and I’ve been waiting since 10 a.m. just to see her come out and take a picture with her [Dunham],” said “Girls” fan [...]

Blizzard causes long gas lines, shortages reminiscent of Sandy
Blizzard causes long gas lines, shortages reminiscent of Sandy
Northeast Cristabelle Tumola 2/08/2013 at 1:12PM

Though Friday’s blizzard won’t be as devastating as Sandy, at several area gas stations there have been long lines reminiscent of the fuel shortage following the superstorm. On Thursday evening, a line at a gas station in Whitestone off of Clintonville Street stretched around the block, but that wasn’t the only location in the tri-state [...]

New benches let Bayside shoppers take a load off
New benches let Bayside shoppers take a load off
News Alexa Altman 1/31/2013 at 5:04PM

Relax and kick up your feet, Bayside. Assisted by funding from former State Senator Frank Padavan and donations from the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Bayside Business Association installed 14 new benches along Bell Boulevard, the first phase of a multi-layer beautification initiative. “It’s always been a dream and a vision of people shopping on [...]

Bayside pizzeria Cascarino’s now only for catering and delivery
News Melissa Chan 1/31/2013 at 9:57AM

Cascarino’s, a popular Bayside pizzeria, has closed its Bell Boulevard restaurant, and is now only catering and delivering, managers said. Brick oven pizza lovers craving a slice can visit Cascarino’s other Whitestone store at 152-59 10th Avenue, which will remain the same, managers said. Co-owner Jimmy Coady cited logistics for the change. “The place was doing well, [...]

‘The Americans’ are coming to Bayside
‘The Americans’ are coming to Bayside
Entertainment Queens Courier Staff 1/30/2013 at 12:22PM

A new FX series, “The Americans,” will be shooting an upcoming episode in Bayside and will be setting up in the area this week for the  shoot, according to the Bayside Village BID. The show, which premieres tonight at 10 p.m., is about the marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. [...]

Brrrrrrrr! How Queens is dealing with the cold
Brrrrrrrr! How Queens is dealing with the cold
News Queens Courier Staff 1/23/2013 at 4:39PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Baby it’s cold outside. With temperatures expected to stay below freezing, and wind chill factors making it feel even colder over the next week, Queens residents are bundling up to protect themselves from the frigid temperatures. Richard Schaffer, 51, of Bayside, volunteers to do yard work for the Lutheran Redeemer Church on [...]

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, [...]

Business is backbone of Bayside community
Business is backbone of Bayside community
Business Sweetina Kakar 10/21/2012 at 6:45AM

Though neighborhoods change, over the years these businesses have been the backbone of the community. VIPizza 43-02 Bell Boulevard 718-229-9311 This Bayside-based pizzeria has been located in the neighborhood on the same corner of 43rd Street and Bell Boulevard for over 50 years. Known for its upside down and buffalo slice, along with great customer [...]