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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 [...]

Douglaston home destroyed by fire had $1,000s in violations
Douglaston home destroyed by fire had $1,000s in violations
News Melissa Chan 8/22/2012 at 10:27AM

A Douglaston home under renovation, ravaged last week by a three-alarm fire, had incurred a laundry list of complaints and racked up thousands of dollars in violations, according to city agencies. The 39-12 Douglaston Parkway dwelling received 44 complaints since March 2008 from callers saying the ongoing construction work being done at the site exceeded [...]

3-alarm fire engulfs Douglaston home
3-alarm fire engulfs Douglaston home
News Billy Rennison 8/15/2012 at 10:18AM

More than 100 firefighters battled a blaze at a home on Douglaston Parkway last night. The fire erupted at 7:50 p.m. at the Douglaston home that was under construction and unoccupied at the time. “I told the Fire Marshal I heard three explosions,” said Thomas Perrino, of Little Neck. The explosions sounded like a gas tank, [...]

Historic street names restored in Douglaston
News Melissa Chan 3/20/2012 at 11:00AM

Recently approved city legislation will restore six historic street names in the center of Douglaston. The amended map will change 240th Street to Prospect Avenue, 242nd Street to Hamilton Place, 243rd Street to Orient Avenue, 42nd Avenue to Poplar Street, 43rd Avenue to Pine Street and 44th Avenue to Church Street, officials said. “Douglaston is [...]

St. Patrick’s Day around Queens
St. Patrick’s Day around Queens
News Billy Rennison 3/16/2012 at 2:48PM

Queens’ St. Patrick’s parades have passed and for those that want to avoid the madness of Manhattan there are a plethora of options right here in the borough. Bars around Queens borough are serving up St. Paddy’s Day specials, so revelers can save some green. Here are some spots around the borough to celebrate: Austin [...]

Celebrate Darryl Strawberry’s 50th birthday with him
Celebrate Darryl Strawberry’s 50th birthday with him
News Billy Rennison 3/09/2012 at 3:47PM

Two-time silver slugger award winner Darryl Strawberry is entering his golden years. Strawberry turns 50 on Monday, March 12 and the former rookie of the year will be celebrating his birthday amongst fans at his Douglaston sports grill — Strawberry’s. Guests will have a chance to sign a “supersized” birthday card for the four-time World [...]

Local businesses benefit from Giants’ championship run
Business Alexa Altman 1/24/2012 at 11:19AM

As Big Blue heads to Indianapolis, New York is seeing green. After their teeth-clenching defeat of the San Francisco 49ers in overtime, the Giants are set for Super Bowl XLVI — and local companies are experiencing an upswing in business as fans flock to retailers and restaurants teeming with team spirit. Shoppers stormed Modell’s within [...]

Fairway collects for Figoski Fund
News Michael Pantelidis 1/10/2012 at 4:11PM

Fairway Market recently raised some “green” for a good cause. The supermarket held a fundraiser on January 5, during which it collected thousands of dollars for the Peter Figoski Scholarship Fund, a charity benefiting the four daughters of the slain, 22-year NYPD veteran. Fairway donated 10 percent of the proceeds from all sales made between [...]