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Nominate the best in Queens health and beauty


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It’s time once again to nominate your favorite health and beauty spots in Queens.

The Queens Courier’s 2012 Best of the Boro Health & Beauty nominations are now open and many have already submitted their nominations.

Everyone has a doctor or hair dresser who is “the best.” Now you have the chance to decide who truly is the best of the best. You vote, they win.

There are over 40 categories of health and beauty for residents to vote in, ranging from best barber shop and nail salon to best personal trainer and dermatologist.

Following the nominations, there will be a voting round. Each category will have a 1st place winner crowned “Best of the Boro” as well as a runner-up.

Last year, The Courier received over 400 nominations and thousands of votes for Best of the Boro Health & Beauty.

If you didn’t get a chance to vote then or want to nominate your favorite businesses again, it’s easy. Simply visit www.queenscourier.com and click on the Best of the Boro logo. There you can nominate the best in any or all of the categories. The ballots will remain open until midnight on November 24.

You can also see past Best of the Boro winners by visiting queenscourier.com/botbwinners

To stay up-to-the-minute on the competition like the Best of the Boro page on Facebook and follow @BestOfTheBoro on Twitter.

Nominate the best in Queens Health & Beauty


| editorial@queenscourier.com

Nominate your favorite for ‘Best of the Boro 2012 Health & Beauty.’

It’s time once again to nominate your favorite health and beauty spots in Queens.

The Queens Courier’s 2012 Best of the Boro Health & Beauty nominations start Friday, November 26.

Everyone has a doctor or hair dresser who is “the best.” Now you have the chance to decide who truly is the best of the best. You vote, they win.

There are over 40 categories of health and beauty for residents to vote in, ranging from best barber shop and nail salon to best personal trainer and dermatologist.

Following the nominations, there will be a voting round. Each category will have a 1st place winner crowned “Best of the Boro” as well as a runner-up.

Last year, The Courier received over 400 nominations and thousands of votes for Best of the Boro Health & Beauty.

If you didn’t get a chance to vote then or want to nominate your favorite businesses again, it’s easy. Simply visit www.queenscourier.com and click on the Best of the Boro logo. There you can nominate the best in any or all of the categories. The ballots will remain open until midnight on November 24.

You can also see past Best of the Boro winners by visiting queenscourier.com/botbwinners

To stay up-to-the-minute on the competition like the Best of the Boro page on Facebook and follow @BestOfTheBoro on Twitter.

Best of the Boro voting is open


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Over 400 restaurants and bars have been nominated in The Queens Courier’s 2nd annual Best of the Boro Competition. Now it’s time for you to whittle down the large field of contenders to the very best. Voting will last until August 31. You vote, they win.

The cultural diversity in Queens is matched by the array of cuisine served up by the borough’s restaurants. Looking for a great Thai, Greek, Italian, American, Indian, Japanese, Mexican or Latin American restaurant? Visit the Best of the Boro voting page and see who Queens residents consider the best. Then try a couple in the category and decide who deserves your vote as the very best.

There are dozens of subcategories of food and drink for residents to vote in: ranging from best happy hour and beer selection to best coffee and dessert; from best calamari and bakery to best Irish bar and catering hall. Each subcategory will have a first place and runner-up winner crowned as Best of the Boro.

Keep your eye out for eateries with a Best of the Boro poster in the window indicating they’ve been nominated. Restaurants will also have postcards urging customers to vote for them.

Click here to vote. There you can vote for your favorite in each category as often as you would like. All data will be tabulated by a third party company.

To stay up-to-the-minute on the competition like the Best of the Boro page on Facebook and follow @BestOfTheBoro on Twitter.

 

Best of the Boro Voting is Live: Don’t delay, vote today!


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Cast your vote for the best in Queens’ Family, Education & Recreation.

Hundreds of nominations have poured in to the Best of the Boro’s fourth and final round and now residents can select who stands out above the competition.

With seemingly endless entertainment options, this category allows residents to choose the borough’s best places to relax and enjoy time with your family.
The eclectic category features dozens of subcategories in a wide range of topics including: best batting cage, best pool hall, best shopping center and best movie theater among a host of others.

Also, the scores of elementary, middle and high schools throughout the borough have the opportunity to show off their school spirit as they vie to be named the top school in Queens. Best teacher, public school, private school, high school spirit and university are among the categories to be won.

Voting for your favorites is easy. Simply visit www.queenscourier.com and click on the Best of the Boro logo. There you can choose the best in any or all of the categories.
Voting will remain open until May 18. Hundreds of votes have already been tabulated, so if you want your favorites to have a chance to win, make sure to vote early and often. Residents can vote for their favorites once per day.

The first three rounds have garnered more than 175,000 votes. Keep an eye out around Queens for the Best of the Boro stickers in stores and eateries window — indicating that the borough’s residents chose it as second to none.

To stay up-to-the-minute on the competition like the Best of the Boro page on Facebook and follow @BestOfTheBoro on Twitter.

CLICK HERE to Start Voting

Send in your nominations for the best in Queens Family, Education & Recreation


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After three supremely successful rounds of the Best of the Boro Competition, The Queens Courier is pleased to announce the next category — Family, Education & Recreation.

With seemingly endless entertainment options, this category allows residents to choose the borough’s best places for relaxation.

The eclectic category features more than 50 subcategories in a wide range of topics including: best batting cage, best children’s dance school, best golf course and best park, among a host of others.

The category will also tap into the borough’s school spirit, featuring categories such as best teacher, public school, private school and university.

Nominating your favorites is easy. Simply visit www.queenscourier.com and click on the Best of the Boro logo. There you can nominate the best in any or all of the categories.

The nomination process will begin on March 16 and last through April 6. Voting will open on April 9 and continue until April 27.

The first three rounds have garnered more than 175,000 votes. Keep an eye out around Queens for the Best of the Boro stickers in stores and eateries window — indicating that the borough’s residents chose it as second to none.

The winners from the Best of the Boro’s last category — Services, Home & Garden — will be announced in the March 29 issue of The Queens Courier.

To stay up-to-the-minute on the competition like the Best of the Boro page on Facebook and follow @BestOfTheBoro on Twitter.

Best of the Boro: Services, Home & Garden nominations are open


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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The Queens Courier is excited to announce the next category in the Best of the Boro Competition — Services, Home & Garden.

The competition places the power of choice with the people who patronize these businesses — you vote, they win.

Home is where the heart is, and the Best of the Boro’s third category focuses on businesses that improve and beautify Queens’ abodes.

The successful competition’s first two categories — Restaurants & Bars and Health & Beauty — garnered more than 150,000 total votes from Queens residents, who certainly recognize the best. Keep an eye out around Queens for the Best of the Boro stickers in stores and eateries window — indicating that the borough’s residents chose it as second to none.

Already more than 500 Queens businesses have been nominated in the first two categories. The winners in the Health & Beauty category — which featured more than 100,000 total votes — will be announced in the January 26 issue of The Queens Courier.

To make sure your favorites have a chance to win, be sure to nominate when the competition commences. The nomination process will begin January 13 and last through February 10.

Click here to nominate.

You can choose the best in any or all of the 40 categories.

The comprehensive category offers residents a chance to name the best ranging from best dry cleaner to landscaper from best contractor to florist and everything in between.

To stay up-to-the-minute on the competition like the Best of the Boro page on Facebook and follow @BestOfTheBoro on Twitter.

Time is running out to vote for Best of the Boro


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Residents have less than one week left to choose the best in Queens health and beauty. More than 87,000 votes have already been cast in the second leg of the Best of the Boro Competition and your opportunity to vote ends January 10.

The competition allows those who know best — the Queens residents who patronize the places — to choose who deserves the recognition of Best in the Boro. You vote, they win.

Click here to vote.

You can choose from more than 400 nominees in 38 categories of health and beauty: ranging from best acupuncturist and veterinarian to best barber shop and spa. Each category will have a winner crowned Best of the Boro.

All you need to vote is a valid email and live in the continental United States. One vote per email address per day is allowed. The results are tabulated by a third party company.

To stay up-to-the-minute on the competition like the Best of the Boro page on Facebook and follow @BestOfTheBoro on Twitter.

Best of the Boro Health & Beauty voting has been extended


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Your time to vote for the best in Queens health and beauty has been extended. Voting in The Queens Courier’s Best of the Boro competition will now run through January 10. Over 75,000 votes have already been tallied.

Everyone has a doctor or hair dresser who is “the best.” Now, you have the chance to decide who truly stands out as the Best of the Boro. You vote, they win.

Click here to vote.

There are over 400 nominees in 38 categories of health and beauty for residents to choose from: ranging from best dentist and dermatologist to best eye care and gym. Each category will have a winner crowned Best of the Boro.

All you need to vote is a valid email and live in the continental United States. One vote per email address per day is allowed. The results are tabulated by a third party company.

To stay up-to-the-minute on the competition like the Best of the Boro page on Facebook and follow @BestOfTheBoro on Twitter.

Vote for the best in Queens health & beauty


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Don’t forget to cast your vote for the best in Queens health and beauty. The Queens Courier’s Best of the Boro competition’s second category received over 400 nominations and has already received over 44,000 votes.

Everyone has a doctor or hair dresser who is “the best.” Now, you have the chance to decide who truly is the best of the best. You vote, they win.

Click here to vote

There are 38 categories of health and beauty for residents to vote in: ranging from best barber shop and nail salon to best personal trainer and dermatologist. Each category will have a winner crowned Best of the Boro. The ballots will remain open until January 6.

All you need to vote is a valid email and live in the continental United States. One vote per email address per day is allowed. The results are tabulated by a third party company.

To stay up-to-the-minute on the competition like the Best of the Boro page on Facebook and follow @BestOfTheBoro on Twitter.

Maria’s Mediterranean Seafood & Grill, like eating with family


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It’s a pleasure having Maria’s Mediterranean Seafood & Grill as a neighbor, only a few steps from our office.  Not only do we all enjoy their specialties, but even before you enter, the lovely flowering plants in the front are making the block more beautiful.  It’s inviting even before you enter this family-owned place.

Usually a family member greets you warmly. The interior, filled with old family photos, feels like you have entered their home. And based on their hospitality, eating at Maria’s is like eating with family.  Each dish seems to have been lovingly prepared.  They recently added some new creations to their menu so I made a visit to see what Maria had created. She really wowed the four of us who dined together that evening.

We ordered appetizers and began with mouthwatering, large broiled oysters topped with sautéed spinach and Parmigiano cheese in a light cream sauce — delicious.  Then we had Portobello mushrooms stuffed with spinach, feta cheese and leeks.  Again, a show stopper!

Not to be missed is their new chips and dips which is a large platter filled with fried pita chips and a spread.  It’s easy to get addicted to them.

But we had yet another appetizer, bouyiourdi, a rich, tasty combination of three cheeses melted together with green peppers, tomatoes and seasoned just right with oregano.  It’s not to be missed either.  Now we could have stopped here but we wanted to sample the shrimp Mykonos, large flavorful sautéed shrimp in a tomato sauce topped with melted feta cheese. I’m coming back for more.  We shared a moist, perfectly-cooked Chilean sea bass prepared with a unique sauce of tomato and basil beurre blanc.    Although I’ve eaten here many times I can’t wait to eat here again because it feels like it is my home away from home!

The wait staff is professional and friendly too.

The grand finale was Maria’s lemon pie.  There are several choices for dessert but this dish is her specialty and we all voted it the best lemon pie we ever ate.

Try Maria’s, you’re sure to relish every bite of your meal and love it too. No wonder they won Best Greek restaurant in our “Best of the Boro” competition!

 

Maria’s Mediterranean Seafood & Grill

38 -11 Bell Boulevard Bayside

Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Catering is available for all occasions

718 279-1606 or 718-279-1497 for take-out

Free delivery

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Cast your vote for best in health and beauty


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Residents have only two weeks left to vote for the best in Queens health and beauty. The Queens Courier’s Best of the Boro competition’s second category received over 400 nominations, and now it is time to vote.

Everyone has a doctor or hair dresser who is “the best.” Now, you have the chance to decide who truly is the best of the best. You vote, they win.
Voting will remain open through December 15. Voting for the best is easy. Simply visit The Queens Courier’s website — www.queenscourier.com — and click on the Best of the Boro logo on the homepage.

There are 47 categories of health and beauty for residents to vote in: ranging from best gym and massage to best pediatrician and Pilates studio. Each category will have a winner crowned Best of the Boro.

Best of the Boro’s first category, Bars and Restaurants, received nearly 60,000 votes, so be sure to vote for your favorites. All you need to vote is a valid email and live in the continental United States. One vote per email address per day is allowed. The results are tabulated by a third party company.

To stay up-to-the-minute on the competition like the Best of the Boro page on Facebook and follow @BestOfTheBoro on Twitter.

Best of the Boro, Restaurants and Bars, winners announced


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Best of the Boro 2011

The Queens Courier announced the winners of the first phase of The Queens Courier’s Best of the Boro Competition, Restaurants and Bars.

The competition collected over 58,000 votes in such categories as best happy hour, best bakery, best romantic atmosphere and many more.

Voting for the Best of the Boro, Health and Beauty is now open.

Nominating is easy. Simply visit www.queenscourier.com and click on the Best of the Boro logo. There you can select your favorites in dozens of categories ranging from best dentist to best dermatologist and best barber shop to best pet grooming.

Nominations will remain open until November 17.

And the winners are…

BEST APPETIZER
Tasty Grill, Whitestone

BEST BAGEL

Brooklyn Bagels, Astoria

BEST BAKERY
Cascon Baking Company, Whitestone

BEST BRUNCH
Terrace Diner, Bayside

BEST BURGER
Donovans of Bayside

BEST CALAMARI
Giardino’s of Douglaston

BEST COFFEE

Dunkin Donuts, Bayside

BEST DELI

Bayside Milk Farm, Bayside

BEST DESSERT
Lemon Ice King of Corona, Corona

BEST DINNER DEAL

Papazzio’s, Bayside

BEST GYRO
Avli – The Little Greek Tavern, Bayside

BEST LUNCH DEAL
Papazzio’s, Bayside

BEST PIZZA

Sac’s Place, Astoria

BEST SPECIALTY PIZZA

Villaggio’s, Whitesone

BEST SUSHI

Shiro of Japan, Glendale

BEST BAR
Tequila Sunrise, Bayside

BEST BARTENDERS

Austin’s Steak & Ale House, Forest Hills

BEST BEER SELECTION

Bohemian Hall, Astoria

BEST HAPPY HOUR

Bourbon Street, Bayside

BEST IRISH BAR

Donovans of Bayside

BEST MARGARITA

Cinco de Mayo

BEST MARTINI

Papazzio’s, Bayside

BEST MOJITO
Tequila Sunrise, Bayside

BEST OUTDOOR ATMOSPHERE

Due Ponti, Whitestone

BEST AMERICAN / CONTINENTAL

Deluge Restaurant, Flushing

BEST CATERING HALL

Russo’s on the Bay, Howard Beach

BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT

New Grand Buffet, Astoria

BEST DINER

Jackson Hole, Bayside

BEST GREEK
Maria’s, Bayside

BEST ITALIAN

Sac’s Place, Astoria

BEST JAPANESE

Shiro of Japan, Glendale

BEST LATIN AMERICAN
Pio Pio, Jackson Heights

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Tequila Sunrise, Bayside

BEST OUTDOOR SEATING
Danny Boy’s Irish Pub, Middle Village

BEST ROMANTIC DINNER
Plum Restaurant, Bayside

BEST SEAFOOD

London Lennie’s, Middle Village

BEST STEAKHOUSE

Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse, Bayside

BEST THAI

BKNY, Bayside

BEST ASIAN FUSION

Tanko, Bayside

BEST SPANISH

Marbella, Bayside

BEST EUROPEAN
L’Artiste, Astoria

BEST ASIAN

Tang Korean Restaurant, Flushing

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE
Tequila Sunrise, Bayside

BEST CROATIAN

Veslo, Astoria

BEST FAST FOOD

Wendys, Bayside

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/21/2011: Former Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy dead


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The Round Up

Woman fatally stabbed, 2 teens injured in Rockaways

The NYPD is investigating a stabbing spree in Queens in which a woman was killed and two teenage girls were injured. Police say the three were attacked on Beach 96th Street in the Rockaways. Police say the woman, 48-year-old Elizabeth Harris of Queens, suffered a stab wound to the abdomen and a laceration to the head. She was taken to a hospital where she later died. Read More: Wall Street Journal

 

You can name a Queens park

The New York City Economic Development Corp. is asking residents to dub the 1.5 acre open space at the eastern end of Queens Plaza in Long Island City. The contest is open to New York City residents. The winning name will be selected by city representatives and the local community. Read More: Queens Courier

 

Former Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy dead

The former Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy was killed Thursday, according to the country’s prime minister. Reports early yesterday morning indicated that Khadafy was either captured or dead. Later Al-Jazeera showed footage of a man resembling the former leader bleeding from gunshot wound to the head. Read More: Queens Courier

 

Queens Courier’s Best of the Boro: Health & Beauty nominations now open

Health is your greatest asset, but sorting through the myriad of doctors is often a fool’s errand. Now, residents who think their doctor or salon is the best can make the opinions heard by nominating them through November 17. Click here to nominate.


Best of the Boro: Health & Beauty nominations now open


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Best of the Boro

The Queens Courier is excited to announce nominations for Health and Beauty, the second category in the Best of the Boro Competition, is now open.

The competition places the power of choice with the people. Queens residents will get the chance to choose the nominees and decide who is best. You vote, they win.

The competition allows the borough’s over 2 million residents to nominate the best in scores of health and beauty categories with the winners crowned Best of the Boro.

Health is your greatest asset, but sorting through the myriad of doctors is often a fool’s errand. Now, residents who think their doctor or salon is the best can make the opinions heard by nominating them through November 17. Click here to nominate.

The first phase of the Best of the Boro Competition was a hit, collecting over 58,000 votes. The winners will be announced in the November 3 edition of The Queens Courier.