The record-breaking winter brought on two different fates for two iconic Cross Bay Boulevard businesses.
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The iconic Howard Beach pizzeria, New Park Pizza, was reportedly vandalized early Friday morning.
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 [...]
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 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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A multi-vehicle accident on Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel has left several people injured and closed the roadway in both directions, according to media reports. Three cars were involved in the accident and at least 10 people were hurt, said CBS New York. Two people are in critical condition, three are in serious condition [...]
As the days and months since Sandy tick by, businesses in south Queens are rising from the rubble and returning to normalcy. There was “paws” for applause on Saturday, April 27 as the Howard Beach Petco reopened. It had closed six months ago due to damage from Sandy. Animals both big and small—all the way [...]