Little Neck

Survey says overcrowding problem at Queens schools
Survey says overcrowding problem at Queens schools
Education & Kids Liam La Guerre 10/02/2013 at 10:52AM

Queens schools are failing in at least one subject– classroom sizes. Hillcrest High School in Jamaica ranked highest in the number of oversized classrooms, 400, and Bayside’s Benjamin Cardozo High School follows with 385, according to a recent United Federation of Teachers (UFT) survey. More than 230,000 students citywide spent some of the first few [...]

Three Queens elementary schools receive Blue Ribbon award
Three Queens elementary schools receive Blue Ribbon award
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 9/25/2013 at 4:55PM

The coveted federal Blue Ribbon award will go to three Queens elementary schools this year, U.S. education officials announced early this week. P.S. 46 in Oakland Gardens, P.S. 66 in Richmond Hill and P.S. 221 in Little Neck earned their prestigious titles on September 24. The honor is given to public and private schools that [...]

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, [...]

Board approves variance to move parking at former Scobee Diner site
Board approves variance to move parking at former Scobee Diner site
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 6/13/2013 at 12:39PM

Community Board 11 approved a variance that would shift parking at the former Scobee Diner site. The variance, which moves the parking lot to the back of the property, will improve safety, said Matt Carmody, a traffic engineer for new owner Lion Bee Equities. He said otherwise, drivers would have to back on to Northern [...]

Little Neck fifth grader becomes councilmember for a day
Little Neck fifth grader becomes councilmember for a day
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 6/02/2013 at 10:12AM

Her love for Queens landed her a seat in City Hall — and she’s only 11. Katiya Jones of Little Neck became councilmember for a day after beating about 500 youngsters in an annual essay contest hosted by Councilmember Mark Weprin. “Before I went, I thought it would be boring,” she said, “but I was [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Shopping may be in Scobee’s future
Shopping may be in Scobee’s future
Northeast Melissa Chan 1/02/2013 at 9:10AM

An applicant is looking to tear down a shuttered Little Neck diner to erect a retail and community facility in its place, according to a local community board. Lion Bee Equities, a Great Neck-based company, has proposed transforming the former Scobee Grill diner into a two-story building with retail on the first floor and a [...]

Where to find last minute gifts in Queens
Where to find last minute gifts in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 12/21/2012 at 11:37AM

THE POTTER’S WHEEL 20-33 83rd Avenue, Kew Gardens, 718-441-6614 Handmade items make great holiday gifts. Our gallery offers many one-of-a-kind treasures made by passionate, local artists. With over thirty years of experience, our studio exhibits many styles from which to choose. Gift certificates for classes make great gifts, too. Get Creative! Make your own gift!           [...]