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EXCLUSIVE: Bayside BID to study DOT lot expansion to solve community parking woes


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Building up may be the best way to build up Bayside businesses, and Councilman Paul Vallone allocated $20,000 for a study to solve the parking problem near Bell Boulevard, which many residents and business owners say is the No. 1 issue in the community.

The Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID), which supports hundreds of businesses along Bell Boulevard between Northern Boulevard and 35th Avenue with sanitation, event planning and marketing services, requested the funding to conduct a feasibility study to build a multilevel parking lot. The parking structure would expand the current Department of Transportation (DOT) municipal lot on 214th Place and 41st Avenue.

“It is no secret that the popularity of this commercial hub makes parking difficult for those commuting via the Long Island Railroad and customers frequenting stores,” Vallone said. “Potentially expanding the municipal parking lot on 41st Avenue could greatly alleviate parking concerns and ensure continued success for the businesses that call Bell Boulevard home. This study is a step in that direction.”

A representative of the BID said the feasibility study will identify and estimate costs to expand the lot, examine financial impacts on the neighborhood, analyze the supply and demand for spaces, and determine possible mixed-use options for the new structure. The lot may expand up, but representatives aren’t sure how many levels at this moment.

Currently, the parking lot has dozens of spaces, but residents and business owners say it’s usually filled.

“You can’t find a [parking spot] there on nights and on weekends,” said John Bonavita, co-owner of Fiamma 41, a restaurant that opened eight months ago on 41st Avenue between Bell Boulevard and 214th Place. Bonavita said that the restaurant added valet parking on weekends specifically to counter complaints about the lack of parking.

“The fact that they would add parking would be a plus for the boulevard,” he said. “I lose a lot of business because people say they can’t find parking.”

 

 

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Queens locals open hookah bars in Bayside


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre


Bayside is getting hooked-up with hookah.

Hookah enthusiasts opened two lounges on the Bell Boulevard commercial strip within the past three weeks, hoping to spread the smoking sensation away from crowded, known hookah areas such as Astoria.

“Anybody that’s into hookah or that’s serious about hookah would have to go to Astoria, but Astoria is saturated [with lounges],” said Sandy Diaz, co-owner of Galyan Hookah Bar, which is between 38th and 39th Avenues. “The reason we brought this concept here is because there is a void that needs to be filled.”

Diaz, a Flushing resident who grew up in Glen Oaks, opened the lounge as a restaurant and bar that serves a fusion of Middle Eastern and American food, meaning that patrons can expect everything from burgers and fries to lamb.

But Galyan primarily targets hookah–lovers or customers interested in trying the Middle Eastern delight. There are dozens of flavors for the hookah, ranging from Skittles to mango and each costs $15-$20.

Not to be out done, Pyramids, which opened few blocks south near 41st Avenue, offers a wide variety of flavors as well, such as vanilla and blueberry pancake, for a similar price range. They also have a custom mix-and-match option.

Pyramids owners, long-time friends Amarjit Singh of Ozone Park, Maneet Dhillon of Briarwood and Dave Verma of Bellrose, brought the lounge to Bell Boulevard after sensing a lack of hookah establishments. A DJ system is set up prominently in the lounge and modern party music is spun nightly.

“We want people to relax, have a good time and enjoy the surroundings,” Singh said. “We want people to be comfortable when they come here.”

Although the two lounges opened around the same time, they have no affiliation and owners said they don’t see each other as a business threat.

“No beef, we’re all family,” Dhillon said.

 

 

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N’Awlins in Bayside


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

ShortRib

CHRIS BUMBACA

While Bell Boulevard does not resemble downtown New Orleans, the eatery Bourbon Street, located at 40-12 Bell Blvd. in Bayside, provides the opportunity to indulge in delicious Cajun cuisine in the heart of Queens.

Stepping into the restaurant is like being teleported from the concrete jungle of New York to Bourbon Street itself. The color scheme of the interior, with purples and greens, reminded me of Mardi Gras. A spacious bar area with several televisions provides a pleasurable atmosphere to take in a game.

For the appetizer, the lobster sliders were fantastic. Bits of chopped lobster were covered with a creamy sauce, highlighted with tomato, that enhanced the flavor between two grilled buns. Two of these sliders were served along with a helping of homemade potato chips. The chips had tremendous taste with a minimal amount of salt, making them truly delicious and light.

The second course featured fried scallops served over traditional rice and red beans. The rice had a zesty kick and was the perfect complement to the scallops. The scallops were light yet substantial, and were topped off with a peperonata sauce. The peperonata sausage was delightful, adding a different component to the dish. The sauce contained green and red peppers, adding a spice to the scallops. The sauce also added flavor because of the hints of white wine, cilantro and basil in the sauce.

The seafood paella sushi is the quintessential item on the menu for sushi lovers. Even if you are not into sushi, I’d still recommend the dish because it is a mixture of crab meat, chicken and roasted red peppers. The sushi is flash fried, crisping the exterior of the sushi, making it easy to eat and providing a change in texture from the softer interior filled with white rice. A saffron aioli was served on the bottom, and the sushi was topped off with a zesty, orange chipotle sauce. An ample portion of six pieces was served, definitely filling me up.

Dessert was traditional and delectable, and consisted of a trio of cakes and pies. The freshest piece of chocolate cake I’ve ever had was served with whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries. The key lime pie was tangy and pleased the taste buds. The carrot cake was fluffy with a sweet filling and frosting.

The drink menu is seasonal, and daily specials vary.

Overall, Bourbon Street provides a delightful experience featuring mouthwatering Cajun cuisine, so bring your appetite!

Bourbon Street
40-12 Bell Blvd., Bayside
718-224-2200
Lunch: 12pm-4pm Monday-Friday
Dinner: 4pm-11pm Sunday-Thursday
4pm-12am Friday & Saturday
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 12pm-3pm

 

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Women arrested after using child in Bayside store thefts: cops


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Photo courtesy of NYPD

Updated Tuesday, May 20 10:05 a.m.

Police have arrested two women in a series of Bayside store thefts where they allegedly used a four-year-old girl to steal cash and credit cards.

Shannie Eastman, 39, of Queens, and Tisha Strong, 41, of Brooklyn, have each been charged with grand larceny, petit larceny, and failure to exercise control of a minor, cops said.

Two of the thefts occurred within less than two hours of each other on May 7. That afternoon, the suspects had the child, who is Eastman’s daughter, take a wallet containing $200 from a salesperson at Karma Boutique at 38-27 Bell Blvd., according to police and the store’s owner.

Around 2 p.m. while the store was busy and the salesperson was distracted, one woman told the young girl to take the wallet, which was behind the cash register.

The child then allegedly gave the wallet, which also contained personal identification and a debit card, to one of the women who placed it in her pants and fled the clothing store.

The women are accused of committing a similar theft at a nearby thrift shop called The Worthy Pause, on Corporal Kennedy Street, about 3:30 p.m. the same day, according to police.

They entered the store with a young child and took two purses, which contained approximately $170 and several credit cards before fleeing, officials said. The stolen goods belonged to two store volunteers, according to another volunteer who works at The Worthy Pause.

Police said the same women are also connected to an April 10 theft at the Empress Travel Agency, located at 39-22 Bell Blvd.

Two women came into the business with a young child around 3 p.m., then stole $900 from a cash box, which was located in a back room near a bathroom that the suspects asked to use, cops said.

 

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Women used child to snatch wallet at Bayside store, suspected in similar theft: cops


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

Updated 4:55 p.m.

 

BY CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND LIAM LA GUERRE 

 

Police are looking for two women who allegedly convinced a young child to steal a wallet at a Bayside clothing boutique last week and are suspected of committing a similar crime the same day.

The suspects had the child take the wallet containing $200 from a salesperson at Karma Boutique at 38-27 Bell Blvd., on May 7, according to police and the owner.

Around 2 p.m. while the store was busy and the salesperson was distracted, one woman told the girl to take the wallet, which was behind the cash register, according to the store’s owner and police.

The child then gave the wallet, which also contained personal identification and a debit card, to one of the women who placed it in her pants and fled the clothing store. About 15 minutes later, the salesperson noticed her wallet was missing when she was going to pay for her delivered lunch.

Karma Boutique owner Margaret Papacosta stands near where a wallet was stolen from her store last week. (THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz)

After 11 years in Bayside, Karma has not experienced a crime such as this one, owner Margaret Papacosta said. 

“On Bell Boulevard for something like this to happen, it’s unheard of,” she said.  “I was shocked.”

Papacosta, a mother of three, added what was really surprising was that the suspects used a young girl for the crime.

“She was forced to commit a crime,” Papacosta said. “What does her future look like?”

The suspects also committed a similar theft at a Bayside thrift shop called The Worthy Pause, on Corporal Kennedy Street, the same afternoon, according to police and Rose Meehan, a volunteer who works at the store.

Meeha said two women fitting the suspects’ description and the young girl stole from two volunteers at the shop. They took a wallet containing $80 and a credit card, and a fanny pack with a driver’s license and credit cards inside of it.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

With additional reporting by Angy Altamirano 

 

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Bayside ‘Weekend Walk’ draws crowds


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Rachel Landau

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 to 41st Avenue.

It featured free fitness classes, dance performances, music acts and specials offered by businesses, in conjunction with the BID’s second annual “Sidewalk Sale.”

The two events were meant to increase foot traffic on Bell Boulevard and promote the wide variety of businesses on the popular strip, officials said.

“Hopefully, we are going to get exposure,” said Barbara of Empress Travel, one of the many vendors.

“Our neighbors are going to see we are here.”

This was the first time in 20 years Bell Boulevard has been closed off for a community festival, BID officials said.

“It was wonderful. We were really glad to see a lot of families,” said Bayside BID Executive Director Lyle Sclair. “We hope they’ll be coming back throughout the year, and we hope it’ll be an annual thing.”

There are more than 400 businesses and property owners from Northern Boulevard to 35th Avenue, officials said, including long established eateries, beloved bars and a host of stores and professional practices.

“You really get to know what’s available,” said Rosa Denny of Whitestone. “There are so many great things — different services, resources, restaurants. There’s just so much.”

 

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Bell Boulevard to partially close this Sunday for “Weekend Walk”


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

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 offered by businesses.

The event will be held on two blocks of the main commercial corridor from 39th Avenue to 41st Avenue.

Cars will not be allowed to park or enter from those avenues until 6 p.m.

Bell Boulevard has not been closed off for a community festival in more than 20 years, BID officials said.

A second event, the BID’s second annual “Sidewalk Sale,” will take place from Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29.

Officials said the two events are meant to increase foot traffic on Bell Boulevard and promote the wide variety of businesses on the popular strip.

There are more than 400 businesses and property owners from Northern Boulevard to 35th Avenue, officials said, including long established eateries, beloved bars and a host of stores and professional practices.

 

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‘Girls’ shoots on Bayside’s Bell Boulevard


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Rosa Kim

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 Kelly Goff. “She’s awesome. I feel like I totally relate to the show–post grad, everybody’s trying to get a job, going out partying the same way.”

“It’s really cool; we don’t really have a lot actual big shows being filmed here, it’s usually small ones that you never really hear of, so to have a show that I actually watch here is really awesome,” echoed Jessie Naftaly.

Photo courtesy of Gregg Sullivan

 

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Blizzard causes long gas lines, shortages reminiscent of Sandy


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THE COURIER/Photos by Maggie Hayes

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 area with significant waits.

Other local media outlets have been reporting long lines at stations in Long Island, New Jersey and New England also.

In Queens, the gas guzzling is still going on as of this morning. At a 35th Avenue and Bell Boulevard gas stations, the drivers had to wait awhile to fill their tanks, and nearby, a Gulf station on Bell Boulevard and 23rd Avenue had even run out of fuel.

A Mobile station at 172-11 Northern Boulevard was also out of gas, but didn’t think believe the fuel shortage was because of the storm, saying it was more of a logistical thing.”

Other Queens gas stations without fuel as of Friday morning were a Mobile station at 181-08 Northern Boulevard and one at  69-02 Queens Boulevard that is expecting a delivery this afternoon.

On The Courier Facebook page some questioned why people would need to get gas since the storm will prevent drivers from hitting the road, but others worried about another situation similar to Sandy.

“The lines are getting longer all over, said Eleni Lenitsa. “Think we’ll have a shortage again?”

But at a 1 p.m. storm briefing today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that there is no need to panic about gas shortages. “The gas supply is plentiful and deliveries won’t be disrupted,” he said.

 

With additional reporting by Maggie Hayes, Anthony O’Reilly and Toni Cimino 

 

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New benches let Bayside shoppers take a load off


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Photo by Anthony O'Reilly

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 Bell Boulevard to sit and talk to neighbors,” said Judith Limpert, president of the Bayside Business Association. “It’s a very communal feeling and benches are hopefully going to foster that feeling.”

The $1 million project, spanning Bell Boulevard from Northern Boulevard to 35th Avenue, will also include new street lamps and improved sidewalks.

Alex Cosentini, 21, of Bayside, believes the benches will add a wonderful aesthetic to the neighborhood.
“It’s the small little things sometimes,” said Cosentini. “You don’t always have to do big things. Anything to help improve the quality of life.”

-Additional reporting by Anthony O’Reilly

 

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Bayside pizzeria Cascarino’s now only for catering and delivery


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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, but it’s just beneficial for me to have everything at one location to save money on the overhead,” he said. “The food business is very tough. With this economy, it just makes sense.”

 

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‘The Americans’ are coming to Bayside


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo Frank Ockenfels/FX

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. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected president, and stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys.

Scenes will take place at the LIRR Station, located off of Bell Boulevard, and inside a number of other area locations. Television crews will be setting up and parking equipment from 10 p.m. Wednesday, January 3o until late on Thursday, January 31. The following locations will have no parking during those times:

  • Bell Boulevard from 39th Ave to 42nd Avenue
  • 41st Ave from 212th Street to 214th Place
  • 40th Ave from 214th Place to 215th Place
  • 214th Place from 39th Ave to 40th Avenue
  • 215th Street from 39th Ave to 40th Avenue

All of those streets will be open to vehicular traffic. The municipal lot located on 41st and 214th Place will be open. If you have any further questions please contact the production company directly. Their contact information is located on the signage along the streets listed above.

 

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Brrrrrrrr! How Queens is dealing with the cold


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Anthony O'Reilly

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 Bell Boulevard. Schaffer says the only outdoor work he does during the winter months is to change the outside sign of the church, but even that is challenging with the cold.

“Unfortunately, you can’t change letters while wearing gloves,” he said.

Schaffer’s strategy for staying warm during the cold months, he says, is to avoid confronting it.

“I try to go outside as little as possible.”

Schaffer also said he had just come back from London, where there was snow and temperatures of about 30 degrees. He said that although there was snow in the UK, he’d prefer the weather from across the pond over the temperatures here.

“We didn’t know how good we had it over there.”

Lyle Sclair, executive director of the Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID), said during cold stretches, the employees who are outside sweeping the streets are provided with “weather appropriate clothes.”

“We provide them with a full body suit that goes over their regular uniform,” he said. “That’s because we value their service.”

A BID worker sweeping the streets of Bell Boulevard also wore an insulated face mask to keep his face warm while working outside.

When asked if employees had ever complained about working during the colder days, he said he wasn’t aware of any such instances happening.

Forecasts predict a light accumulation of snow for Friday, Jan. 25 and a mix of snow and rain for Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Despite this, Sclair says that BID workers will still be outside working if necessary.

Dine while you shop in Bayside


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THE COURIER/Photos by Melissa Chan

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, Lyle Sclair, said there’s more to the boulevard, long deemed “restaurant row,” than a place to grab a bite.

A majority of businesses — 32 percent — along the tree-lined streets are made up of professional practices, ranging from medical doctors to lawyers, accountants, bankers and realtors, Sclair said. Eating and drinking establishments only represent 27 percent of businesses.

“People definitely know us for the bars and restaurants, but a lot of people don’t know that you can get all your wedding day needs on Bell Boulevard too,” Sclair said.

Brides and grooms planning their nuptials can find everything from their dresses and tuxedos to hair and makeup services along the strip, the business head said. They can also buy their wedding rings, book their honeymoons and even pick out lingerie for the big night.

Auburndale also boasts its hidden foodie gem, Durso’s Pasta & Ravioli Company, while Fresh Meadows is home to its own collection of cuisines along 188th Street and Union Turnpike.

THE COURIER/Photos by Melissa Chan

For a shopping mecca filled with an assortment of entertainment, shopping and dining options, without the bustle and congestion of the city, visit The Bay Terrace Shopping Center at 211-01 26th Avenue and Bell Boulevard. The center features one dozen restaurants, including Tony Roma’s and Outback Steakhouse, and more than 30 shops.

Business is backbone of Bayside community


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THE COURIER/Photos by Sweetina Kakar
Though neighborhoods change, over the years these businesses have been the backbone of the community.

THE COURIER/Photos by Sweetina Kakar

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 service and spacious dining area, VIPizza seems to be famous not just in the Bayside area but as far as upstate New York. The dough is made daily on the premises and pies are prepared with ripe tomatoes and the finest cheese.

 

Dental & Facial Wellness

35-34 Bell Boulevard

718-229-3232

Dental & Facial Wellness is one of the few cosmetic dental practices in the Queens and Long Island area that provides choices of multiple treatment plans for an incredible cosmetic dental makeover. They specialize in a variety of different dental procedures such as laser dentistry, implants and bite adjustments with the best of proven technologies and materials.

 

THE COURIER/Photos by Sweetina Kakar

Durso’s Pasta & Ravioli Company

189-01 Crocheron Avenue

718-358-1311

This family-owned company has been located in the Bayside neighborhood for more than 40 years, serving great Italian food. Durso’s specializes in homemade pasta, ravioli, gourmet prepared foods, Italian specialties and fresh meats and sausages, ready to take home for a great meal. They also make sandwiches, panini and salads to order for lunch, along with off-base catering in all New York boroughs. This corner shop is an authentic Italian restaurant and grocery, all in one, in a convenient Queens location. The Queens store features more than 50 varieties of fresh pasta and ravioli products including stuffed shells, manicotti and over a dozen homemade sauces made in-store daily.

 

THE COURIER/Photos by Sweetina Kakar

Keil Bros Garden Center & Nursery

210-11 48th Avenue

718-224-2020

Keil Bros Garden Center & Nursery has been serving the New York community for over 80 years, supplying affordable gardening supplies and nursery stocks for trees and shrubs. This Bayside-based company carries one of the largest selections of gardening supplies in Queens. The greenhouse stocks holiday and seasonal plants, along with the largest selection of pots, pottery, baskets, fertilizer and hand tools for every plant lover’s shopping list. They are experts in landscaping, not just for large companies but local homes as well.

 

Cohen’s Fashion Optical

211-51 26th Avenue

718-631-3699

This retail eyewear business was started over 80 years ago by Jack Cohen in New York City, who sold from a pushcart. He thought eyewear was more than just a necessity to see, but could also be fashionable. Eighty years later, Cohen’s Fashion Optical has grown to more than 100 locations nationwide with approximately 10 in Queens. They specialize in frames, sunglasses, lenses, contact lenses, accessories and professional eye exams. They hire professional and experienced optometrist for the best possible eye care and advice.

 

Central Veterinary Associates

36-43 Bell Boulevard

718-224-4451

This New York-based animal hospital specializes in a unique system of delivering veterinary care with seven animal clinics throughout Nassau and Queens Counties. Their Valley Stream Animal Hospital alliance allows for 24-hour, seven-day-a-week care for emergency and surgical facilities. Central Veterinary Associates is one of the oldest continuous veterinary practices in the region offering veterinary services, internal medicine, diagnostic and therapeutic services, laboratory, pharmacy, preventative medicine and wellbeing.

 

Yvette Lingerie & Corsetiere

40-13 Bell Boulevard

718-229-5724

For over 25 years, Yvette Lingerie & Corsetiere has specialized in the art of fitting women into fine lingerie and corsets. They are dedicated to helping women — young and old, petite to plus — discover exactly how to make them feel comfortable, sexy and confident. Yvette Lingerie & Corsetiere offers the finest lingerie in countless sizes and styles, and in popular brand names, and provides the most intricate, custom fittings.

 

Corbin Family Dental Arts

204-17 35th Avenue

347-338-1465

www.corbindental.com

The Corbin Family Dental Arts has been providing dental care to Bayside and Oyster Bay for over three generations.

In 1937, the year Dr. Samuel Corbin began his practice in Queens, the cost of a First Class Stamp was raised from 2 cents to 3 cents; Al Capone was sent to prison in Atlanta, Georgia; and the only option for lost or missing teeth was a small bridge or dentures. White fillings for cavities were not available and nitrous oxide — or laughing gas — and ether were the only anesthesia choices.

While family and cosmetic dentistry, and the world, have changed a great deal, doctors Richard and Bruce Corbin, who grew up in Bayside, say they are still committed to their neighbors and friends with the most up-to-date methods, high-tech equipment, pain-management and answers to any dental questions.

The Corbin Family Dental Arts offers Invisalign, cosmetic bonding and veneers to strengthen and beautify stained or discolored smiles, implants to restore missing or lost teeth permanently, and undetectable white fillings. The dentists are also licensed to administer Oral Conscious sedation that relieves anxiety and fatigue during dental procedures.