Cross Bay Boulevard

Twist It Top It Frozen Yogurt opens in Howard Beach
Twist It Top It Frozen Yogurt opens in Howard Beach
Business Queens Courier Staff 6/02/2012 at 6:34AM

Twist It Top It Frozen Yogurt, located at 158-18 Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach, celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, May 22. Featuring self-serve with up to 21 flavors and 40 toppings — from fruit to walnuts to Oreo cookies and marshmallows, even rainbow cookies — customers of Twist It Top It can also [...]

MTA set to roll out bus route changes
MTA set to roll out bus route changes
News Alexa Altman 5/09/2012 at 11:42AM

Commuters relying on bus service may be “en route” for some changes. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that the Q21 and Q52 busses will undergo several service alterations, beginning on Sunday, July 1. A spokesperson from the MTA claimed these changes are part of the agency’s efforts to renew and improve service in response [...]

Small business owners air their concerns
Business Melissa Chan 12/20/2011 at 12:24PM

Restaurateur Herbert Duarte cannot undo the headaches, unwind the hours or take back the thousands of dollars he lost, but he can make sure the city council hears his voice. Since Duarte opened up Saffron Restaurant on Cross Bay Boulevard a little over two years ago, he said the fire department has visited him over [...]

DSNY and Goldfeder update Community Board 10
News Nargas Karimi 12/02/2011 at 4:04PM

Bring on the snow. During the last meeting of the year for Community Board 10, the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) said they were ready for the winter weather and any blizzard it may bring. According to DSNY Deputy Commissioner Vito Turso, last year’s snow storm on December 26 stopped the city for [...]

Year later, traffic patterns hurt Liberty Avenue businesses
Year later, traffic patterns hurt Liberty Avenue businesses
News Billy Rennison 11/22/2011 at 4:32PM

New traffic patterns along Liberty Avenue may be driving businesses and customers away. A year after the Department of Transportation (DOT) installed new traffic patterns at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Cross Bay Boulevard, stores along Liberty say their business has suffered. “Whenever you make a change, there is an expectation that there will [...]

Snow can’t stop Howard Beach Halloween!
Snow can’t stop Howard Beach Halloween!
News Queens Courier Staff 11/08/2011 at 9:46AM

After an unexpected October snowstorm canceled Howard Beach’s traditional Halloween parade down Cross Bay Boulevard, the Howard Beach Kiwanis extended the holiday for an additional weekend to host their “Post Halloween Festival” on Saturday, November 5 at St. Helen School. “We still had to do something for the kids,” said Howard Beach Kiwanis Club Secretary [...]

Southwest Rotary Club ‘stuffs’ bus for a good cause
Southwest Rotary Club ‘stuffs’ bus for a good cause
News Melissa Chan 11/07/2011 at 6:03PM

The school bus was stuffed and ready to go, only its passengers weren’t students — they were boxes of Cheerios and cans of Campbell’s soups. During its second annual food drive on Saturday, November 5, the Rotary Club of southwest Queens parked outside of Waldbaum’s on Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach for a full [...]

Lenny’s Pizzeria will be back
Lenny’s Pizzeria will be back
News Melissa Chan 10/25/2011 at 11:19AM

Despite a devastating fire that tore through Lenny’s Pizzeria, the popular neighborhood hallmark of three decades will reopen in a few weeks. Co-owner Andrew Mastrangelo said the fire was electrical and started because of a neon sign in their front window. At 7:47 a.m. on October 17, firefighters in Battalion 39 responded to the one-alarm [...]

La Bottega in Howard Beach
La Bottega in Howard Beach
Dining Melissa Chan 10/24/2011 at 4:37PM

La Bottega may be considered a newcomer to the rivalrous row of restaurants on Cross Bay Boulevard, but it’s no rookie. Since it opened up on the Howard Beach strip in June, La Bottega has become the neighborhood go-to spot for Italian gourmet. In fact, on a Friday evening, the restaurant is packed way before [...]

Input sought for new New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) center
Input sought for new New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) center
News Melissa Chan 10/12/2011 at 4:28PM

A new center for developmentally disabled children and adults is coming to Howard Beach. New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) looks to offer a number of new programs and workshops to help individuals with autism spectrum disorder and people diagnosed with a developmental disability at a more convenient location. The center — the first [...]