Little Neck

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!           [...]

Little Neck school gets leg up with donation
Little Neck school gets leg up with donation
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 11/08/2012 at 2:54PM

Teachers at a local Little Neck elementary school now have the means to supply their classrooms after a major retail conglomerate gave the educators a $1,000 leg up. P.S. 94 received $50 gift cards from Walmart on October 26 for 20 of its teachers to purchase school supplies and classroom resources, school administrators said. “This [...]

Dining and drinking al fresco in Queens
Dining and drinking al fresco in Queens
Dining Queens Courier Staff 9/21/2012 at 4:18PM

BY SWEETINA KAKAR Now that the summer heat is gone, but it’s still nice enough to sit outdoors, it’s a great time to dine or drink al fresco at one of these spots in Queens.  Austin Steak and Ale House 82-70 Austin Street, Kew Gardens, 718-849-3939 The pub-styled restaurant in the Kew Gardens neighborhood allows for a [...]

Fashion’s Night Out in Queens
Fashion’s Night Out in Queens
Happenings Cristabelle Tumola 9/06/2012 at 2:08PM

For the fourth year in a row, Fashion’s Night Out, an event celebrating and promoting clothing, shoe and accessory stores, will try and get New Yorkers to spend their cash and boost the economy. But the fashion festivities on September 6 are not just for the chic boutiques of Manhattan. Stores in all five boroughs [...]

Little Neck neighbors want problem tree removed
Little Neck neighbors want problem tree removed
News Melissa Chan 7/03/2012 at 11:29AM

Neighbors in Little Neck say a rotted tree rooted on a popular pathway is on its last leg and poses a danger to pedestrians passing beneath its falling limbs. “I walk on the street. I’m so afraid of walking under this tree that I make a detour,” said Vicky Cosgrove, 61, pointing to a problematic [...]

Conti’s, a star along Northern Boulevard
Conti’s, a star along Northern Boulevard
Dining GEORGE FEHLING 6/22/2012 at 12:22PM

Northern Boulevard in Little Neck hosts some of the finest restaurants in the New York metropolitan area. A star among this galaxy is Conti’s, at 249-11 Northern Boulevard. A warm welcome by partner Alessandro was the opening to a very pleasant and relaxing dining experience. With subdued music supplied by keyboardist Lynn and pleasant lighting, [...]

Queens celebrates Memorial Day
Queens celebrates Memorial Day
Multimedia Billy Rennison 5/29/2012 at 6:04PM

Thousands of Queens residents lined the streets this weekend to celebrate the troops past and present who have fought to protect the country.  Check out the photos from every parade. Click here to see all the pictures from the Whitestone Veterans Memorial Day Parade. Click here to see all the pictures from the Maspeth Memorial [...]

420 North: Service, selection, sumptuous
420 North: Service, selection, sumptuous
Dining Pearl Adler 3/27/2012 at 2:47PM

On busy Northern Boulevard, just a mile east of Little Neck, sits a new restaurant that is worth the short drive, 420 North. It’s easy to remember because it’s the address too. With easy parking, I entered the handsome, newly-renovated space that features an ample, beautifully-designed bar and attractive, warmly-lit dining room. The hostess took [...]