Cross Bay Boulevard

Howard Beach Staples to close at end of May
Howard Beach Staples to close at end of May
Business Eric Jankiewicz 5/21/2014 at 10:59AM

The only Staples in Howard Beach is closing at the end of this month. The store put signs up announcing the closure last week but there will be none of the usual sales fanfare, according to the workers at the Cross Bay Boulevard location.

Howard Beach helps ‘Stuff the Bus’ for charity
Howard Beach helps ‘Stuff the Bus’ for charity
South Maggie Hayes 11/04/2013 at 12:13PM

After being knocked out by Sandy last year, the Rotary Club of Southwest Queens once again collected dozens of grocery bags filled with Thanksgiving food for the needy. “People are being very generous,” said Joseph DiBlasi of the Rotary Club. “Some people come out with big bags.” DiBlasi and other volunteers camped out by the [...]

SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Cross Bay businesses make a comeback
SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Cross Bay businesses make a comeback
South Liam La Guerre 10/28/2013 at 3:19PM

After opening her two-floor hair salon and spa on Cross Bay Boulevard in July last year, Kimberly Langona was devastated when months later, it was partially destroyed. Superstorm Sandy wiped out the entire first floor of Explosion Hair Styling, destroying equipment including hair dryers, electrical wiring, furniture and computers. “Everything was lost,” said Langona, who [...]

Howard Beach gets new senior housing location
South Maggie Hayes 9/01/2013 at 1:11PM

Howard Beach is home to a new senior housing location, providing more than 80 units of affordable housing for the elderly. Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development and Management Corporation, a century-old organization, has various housing sites through Brooklyn and Queens and recently completed renovations at the Cross Bay Boulevard location, formerly the Fineson Center. [...]

DEP fixing pipe that led to flooding in Howard Beach
DEP fixing pipe that led to flooding in Howard Beach
South Maggie Hayes 8/24/2013 at 10:36AM

A flood-prone intersection in Howard Beach will finally see relief. Cross Bay Boulevard and 165th Avenue was long the site of collected storm water, creating a potentially dangerous situation for patrons at nearby Russo’s on the Bay. “It wasn’t safe,” said Frank Russo, the catering hall’s owner. “In the winter time, that section would ice [...]

Key Food heading to Cross Bay
Key Food heading to Cross Bay
South Maggie Hayes 8/18/2013 at 9:30AM

After sustaining the flood waters of Sandy, one Cross Bay Boulevard store is fixing up and changing its colors. The former Duane Reade, located at 162-30 Cross Bay Boulevard, is on the way to becoming a new Key Food. “It’ll be good to have another supermarket around here,” said Wendy Maldonado, a nearby resident. “I’ve [...]

Teen charged in Cross Bay Boulevard crash
Teen charged in Cross Bay Boulevard crash
Police Terence M. Cullen 5/13/2013 at 4:16PM

A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a high-speed car crash in Broad Channel that left 10 people injured and snarled traffic along Cross Bay Boulevard. Gurdip Multani, 17, was charged with reckless endangerment, assault and speeding, according to the DA, on Saturday. He was arraigned the following day with bail set [...]