Douglaston

Op-Ed: Empowering women
News Op-Ed 3/21/2013 at 4:09PM

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER NILY ROZIC Women’s History Month marks my third month as an assemblymember. It is a time to recognize the women who have come before to make this world a better place. While we have many great women to celebrate, we have more work ahead. At a time when polarization is defining many of [...]

Neighbors rally against changes to historic Douglaston home
Neighbors rally against changes to historic Douglaston home
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/21/2013 at 12:04PM

Neighboring residents of a historic Douglaston house rallied last Friday to save the 19th century remnant from proposed changes. The new owner of the 38-60 Douglaston Parkway site has submitted plans to the city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) to significantly alter the house. The department issued a “partial job” permit to property owner Xiu Jun [...]

Star of Queens: Suzanne Karl, chair, board of directors, Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy
Star of Queens: Suzanne Karl, chair, board of directors, Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy
News Queens Courier Staff 2/04/2013 at 10:15AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Community Involvement: Three years ago, the building that once was known as St. Anastasia’s School in Douglaston reopened as the Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy. The chairperson of the board of directors for the academy, Suzanne Karl, talked about how she was devastated when she first heard the school was closing. “My two [...]

Striking school bus drivers stand by their demands
Striking school bus drivers stand by their demands
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 1/30/2013 at 9:14AM

Maria Gentile has driven a school bus for more than 34 years. She knows the name of every student she carries along her route, through Bayside, Douglaston and Oakland Gardens. She’s witnessed the first and last days of school for countless families. When she drops a child off at home, she doesn’t drive away until [...]

Grace Meng sworn in as first Asian-American from NY in Congress
Grace Meng sworn in as first Asian-American from NY in Congress
Politics Maggie Hayes 1/04/2013 at 4:13PM

The Courier tagged along on a bus trip to Washington, D. C. as the 113th Congress was sworn in. It’s five in the morning, and over 100 people gathered outside in Flushing, anxiously waiting to board buses making the trek down to our nation’s capital to watch the 113th Congress — and the first Asian-American [...]

Two Queens Catholic schools to merge next year
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 12/26/2012 at 11:03AM

Two Catholic schools in northeast Queens will merge and operate under one name in September 2013. St. Robert Bellarmine School, located at 56-10 214th Street in Bayside, will reopen under Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy in the next school year after board of directors at both schools unanimously approved the expansion this month. The Bayside school [...]

Halloween events in Queens
Halloween events in Queens
Central Cristabelle Tumola 10/26/2012 at 10:00AM

Here’s your guide to all the Halloween happenings in Queens this October. Pumpkin Patch Queens County Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Glen Oaks Thru October 28 Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Haunted House at the Poppenhusen The Poppenhusen Institute 114-04 14th Road College Point Friday, October 26-Saturday, October 27 Wednesday, October 31 5:00-6:00 [...]

Top headlines around the web
Top headlines around the web
News Melissa Chan 10/13/2012 at 12:49PM

Aqueduct racino and tax coffers in the chips This is one gamble that paid off. The Aqueduct Resorts World “racino” in Queens is celebrating its one-year anniversary — amid positive reviews from state officials and community leaders that the facility has boosted jobs and swelled Albany’s coffers in a fragile economy. Read more: New York [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Strawberry’s closes suddenly this weekend
EXCLUSIVE: Strawberry’s closes suddenly this weekend
News Melissa Chan 10/12/2012 at 6:33PM

A New York baseball legend’s sports bar shuttered Sunday after poor management ran the popular Douglaston dive to the ground, the Courier has learned. Strawberry’s Sports Grill — the brainchild of the Mets’ and Yankees’ four-time World Series champ, Darryl Strawberry — had only been open for two years before the prominent restaurant struck out, [...]

Birthday party places for kids in Queens
Birthday party places for kids in Queens
Central Queens Courier Staff 9/28/2012 at 4:24PM

BY SWEETINA KAKAR If you know a lot of people with birthdays this time of year, it’s no coincidence. September and October are two of the most popular birthday months, and, according to AnyBirthday.com, more babies are born on October 5 than any other day. To mark this birthday-packed time of year, here’s a list [...]