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

Race to replace embattled Councilmember Dan Halloran underway
Race to replace embattled Councilmember Dan Halloran underway
Politics Melissa Chan 4/25/2013 at 1:23PM

The first Republican candidate has thrown his hat in the ring to replace federally-indicted Councilmember Dan Halloran. Dennis Saffran, 57, said he is running in the 19th Council District to restore “the tradition of integrity and honesty in government.” The attorney from Douglaston ran for the seat in 2001 and narrowly lost to then-Councilmember Tony [...]

Firefighter makes way back to boxing for a cause
Firefighter makes way back to boxing for a cause
Sports Terence M. Cullen 4/16/2013 at 11:32AM

Jack Kirrane took a five year break from the FDNY’s Bravest Boxing team. From 2007 to 2012, the Queens-born firefighter focused on being a father and doing his normal duty at Ladder 38 in Harlem. Over the last year, however, Kirrane, 37, has been staging a comeback into the sport he started in as a [...]

Couple will not demolish historic Douglaston home
Couple will not demolish historic Douglaston home
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/28/2013 at 1:36PM

The newlywed owners of a historic Douglaston house say they have no plans to harm the 19th century remnant after neighbors rallied outside their home last week, The Courier has learned. Property owner Xiu Jun Zhai and his wife received a partial job permit by the city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) on March 4 to [...]