Bell Boulevard

Barber shop to make way for Yogurtland
Barber shop to make way for Yogurtland
News Melissa Chan 10/12/2012 at 5:17AM

The last locks will soon fall at a popular barber shop after the three decade-long staple on Bell Boulevard shutters at the end of the month. Pace’s Hair Design, located at 40-02 Bell Boulevard, will permanently close its doors on October 27, according to Donato Cataldo, owner of the family business and the building, who [...]

Erawan: Great Thai on Bell Boulevard
Erawan: Great Thai on Bell Boulevard
Dining Joanna M. Adduci 9/19/2012 at 11:22AM

With the ideal combination of spicy herbs, sweet pastes and fresh ingredients, Erawan of Bayside has succeeded in bringing authentic Thai cuisine to Bell Boulevard. Thai food is a “vacation” from the heavy Chinese takeout we’re all so accustomed to, as it combines aromatic sauces, tender noodles, fruits and vegetables with tender meats and fresh [...]

Bayside BID board battle settled
News Melissa Chan 8/03/2012 at 11:22AM

A bellicose battle on Bell Boulevard is coming to an end with the close of the Bayside Village BID’s contentious election. Mitchell Catanzano won a spot on the board as the sole residential member, beating out former executive director Gregg Sullivan. Catanzano earned his first seat on the board with two proxy votes, according to [...]

Bayside BID holds election, 1 position still undecided
Business Philip Hertling 7/19/2012 at 12:54PM

Lyle Sclair, new executive director of the Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID), will look to bring variety to Bell Boulevard over the next several months. The BID held a meeting on Monday to discuss Sclair’s future plans of “branding” the already popular area. “It’s a place to conduct business,” Sclair said. Sclair along with [...]

Family tradition continued at Cascarino’s
Family tradition continued at Cascarino’s
Dining Joanna M. Adduci 6/11/2012 at 9:31AM

I’m not sure if it was the savory scarpariello sauce, the homemade cheesecake cannoli or the quaint, authentic atmosphere, but I’m now certain that Cascarino’s Brick Over Pizzeria & Ristorante is much more than a neighborhood pizzeria. At Cascarino’s, “every day is Sunday.” Nestled in Bayside on Bell Boulevard, this “pizzeria” offers an abundance of [...]

Bareburger comes to Bell Boulevard
Bareburger comes to Bell Boulevard
News Sarah Yu 6/06/2012 at 8:15AM

Get ready to eat your burger “bare.” Employees and staff of Bareburger cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the chain’s newest location, at 42-38 Bell Boulevard in Bayside, on June 4. Bareburger is different from other burger joints because they use organic and all-natural meats, natural cheeses and organic vegetables in all of [...]

Briarwood Organization: 100 years of solid foundation
Briarwood Organization: 100 years of solid foundation
Business Terence M. Cullen 6/02/2012 at 10:20AM

An antique picture of Luigi Riso sits in his grandson Raymond’s office in Bayside. The mustached Riso is well-dressed in the fading photo. Riso, an Italian immigrant who came to New York by way of Argentina, was working as a carpenter when he started L. Riso & Sons Co. Inc. in 1912. His sons, Vincent [...]

Press 195: The Talk of Bayside
Dining Queens Courier Staff 5/01/2012 at 1:25PM

Finding a gourmet meal for a reasonable price is often a difficult task, and many times, restaurant-goers are faced with the dilemma of sacrificing quality for cost. On a recent weekend endeavor, I came across Press 195. Press has become the “talk of the town” amongst publications throughout Manhattan. There is truly something for everyone [...]

Briarwood Organization breaks new ground
Business Queens Courier Staff 4/14/2012 at 7:37AM

Highlighting a century of progress, the Briarwood Organization continues its work on important new projects. To mark its first 100 years, the fourth-generation, family-owned company has begun construction on Briarwood Plaza II, a Class-A office building located at 36-29 Bell Boulevard, with 24,000-square-feet of prime space. “Our first office building, Briarwood Plaza at 36-35 Bell [...]

Bayside’s Gold Star Diner shuts down
News Billy Rennison 1/10/2012 at 2:48PM

A local diner that earned a “gold star” from the Bayside community over the years recently shut its doors, though customers craving another meal need only travel a short distance. The Gold Star Diner, on the corner of Bell Boulevard and 42nd Avenue in Bayside, closed its doors for good just before the new year [...]