Douglaston

EXCLUSIVE: City eyes two more northeast Queens school sites
EXCLUSIVE: City eyes two more northeast Queens school sites
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 11/22/2013 at 4:47PM

The city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) is looking for more than an acre of Queens land to build a new high school, The Courier has learned. The SCA has allocated funds for the future institution, poised to alleviate Queens high school congestion, but is still scouring the borough for a site slightly larger than an [...]

Community Board 11 OKs Douglaston car dealership expansion
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/07/2013 at 12:04PM

Community Board 11 granted the East Hills Chevrolet in Douglaston permission to build a parking deck and expand its showcase to display six more new cars. The car dealership at 240-02 Northern Boulevard, originally constructed in 1954, needed to grow in order to be “competitive in the market” and “meet new standards of Chevrolet,” according [...]

Identify this place in Queens
Identify this place in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 9/20/2013 at 10:13AM

Do you know where in Queens this photo was taken? Guess by commenting below! The answer will be revealed next Friday. Last week’s answer to “Identify this Place”: Saint Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church in Douglaston

The real deal: Smokin’ Aces BBQ
The real deal: Smokin’ Aces BBQ
Dining Queens Courier Staff 9/07/2013 at 7:26PM

If the BBQ at Smokin’ Aces in Douglaston were any more authentic, it would be illegal in New York City. But here it is, in view of the platform at the Douglaston LIRR station. Executive pit master Brian Tolsano and staff serve up an outstanding American menu, in a smart space with a great old [...]

Community to city: Preserve Udalls Cove Park
Community to city: Preserve Udalls Cove Park
Northeast Melissa Chan 8/22/2013 at 11:48AM

Queens preservationists and a local community board want the city to save some of the last remaining parcels of Udalls Cove Park from development. Several acres of privately owned wetlands and wooded uplands in the park’s ravine have come under new threat, according to Community Board 11 and the Udalls Cove Preservation Committee. “This week [...]

Bellerose residents demand mosquito help after years with no West Nile spraying
Bellerose residents demand mosquito help after years with no West Nile spraying
Northeast Melissa Chan 7/29/2013 at 1:33PM

Bellerose residents say they live in a forgotten land when it comes to the city’s efforts to eliminate mosquitoes. “You can’t go outside. You can’t make it from your car to your front door,” said Maria Donza. The bloodsuckers are keeping residents on house arrest and even alert indoors, said Donza, who added she sits [...]

West Nile spraying in Queens this week
West Nile spraying in Queens this week
News Queens Courier Staff 7/23/2013 at 11:58AM

On Wednesday, July 24, there will be West Nile spraying in parts of Queens to help reduce the mosquito population and the risk of the disease. The spraying will take place between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next morning. In case of bad weather, the application will be delayed until Thursday, [...]

BBQ restaurant to replace shuttered Douglaston sports bar Strawberry’s
BBQ restaurant to replace shuttered Douglaston sports bar Strawberry’s
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/23/2013 at 10:49AM

Order up! Queens foodies looking to pig out on a slab of ribs need go no further than Douglaston. Smokin’ Aces Championship BBQ is slated to open in the first week of June. It will replace Strawberry’s, a popular sports bar at 42-15 235th Street that abruptly closed last October. “Everything just kind of fell [...]

How to protect from hackers and spammers
News Op-Ed 5/13/2013 at 4:35PM

BY CONGRESSMEMBER STEVE ISRAEL In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, we are reminded of the importance of reevaluating our security procedures. However, we also must be conscious of another challenge: the threat to our personal information from cyber-attacks. Cyber intrusions, most recently from hackers with Chinese IP addresses, have compromised the safety of [...]

Identify this place in Queens
Identify this place in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 5/03/2013 at 10:34AM

Do you know where in Queens this photo was taken? Guess by commenting below! The answer will be revealed next Friday.   Last week’s answer to “Identify this Place”:  Douglaston Parkway near Northern Boulevard