shopping

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 [...]

Click with confidence: three tips to protect your privacy when shopping online
News Brandpoint 12/09/2012 at 4:49AM

If the growing online shopping statistics from the past few years have been any indication, buyers will again be flocking to online retailers this holiday season – perhaps in larger numbers than ever before. However, as people become increasingly savvier as Web shoppers, awareness and concerns about online privacy and safety have also grown. As [...]

Shopping and dining in Flushing
Shopping and dining in Flushing
News Queens Courier Staff 11/24/2012 at 7:20AM

BY MELISSA MOTT The diversity of food in Flushing brings credibility to one of its many nicknames: “The Food Capital of Queens.” According to Dian Yu, executive director of the Flushing Business Improvement District, the high population density area, especially downtown, is “definitely known for the food.” “We have a new name,” he said, “food, [...]

LIC’s best boutiques
LIC’s best boutiques
News Alexa Altman 11/23/2012 at 10:16AM

Loveday 31 33-06 31st Avenue, Astoria 718-728-4057 This vintage mecca serves up the most perfect 50s taffeta party dresses, lux coats and cocktail rings at ultra-affordable prices. Scour the heavenly wall of leather boots for a one-of-a-kind pair and even score a classic piece from a major designer like Prada or Gucci. Site 35-11 34th [...]

Shoppers line up for savings on Black Friday
Shoppers line up for savings on Black Friday
News Billy Rennison 11/23/2012 at 1:48AM

Fighting off the tryptophan, shoppers made their way out after Thanksgiving dinner eschewing sleep and leftovers for some early morning shopping. Nearly 150 million people were expected to take advantage of Black Friday sales throughout the country this weekend, according to a National Retail Federation (NRF) survey. For some, Black Friday has become a tradition [...]

Dine while you shop in Bayside
Dine while you shop in Bayside
News Melissa Chan 10/21/2012 at 8:39AM

The 230 businesses that line Bell Boulevard are 230 reasons alone to visit one of the busiest commercial corridors in the northeast portion of the borough, according to Bayside Village’s executive business director. The popular strip is well-known for its long established eateries and beloved bars, but Bayside Village Business Improvement District’s (BID) executive director, [...]

Motorist dies of apparent suicide while driving on the Throgs Neck Bridge
Motorist dies of apparent suicide while driving on the Throgs Neck Bridge
News Jay Lane 12/27/2011 at 8:58AM

Motorist dies of apparent suicide while driving on the Throgs Neck Bridge A 36-year-old man killed himself with a shot to the head while driving on the Throgs Neck Bridge on Monday night, police said. The man was heading northbound from Queens toward the Bronx in a 1999 Chevy Silverado when he took his own [...]

Fiancee of Sean Bell urges NYPD Chief Ray Kelly to fire officers in beau’s shooting death
Fiancee of Sean Bell urges NYPD Chief Ray Kelly to fire officers in beau’s shooting death
News Jay Lane 12/02/2011 at 8:53AM

Fiancee of Sean Bell urges NYPD Chief Ray Kelly to fire officers in beau’s shooting death Sean Bell’s fiancée Thursday urged the city’s top cop to sack all five officers who fired in the shooting frenzy that killed her beau on their wedding day in 2006. Nicole Paultre-Bell made the demand of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly after an [...]

Hundreds rush Queens Center mall for Black Friday shopping
Hundreds rush Queens Center mall for Black Friday shopping
News Melissa Chan 11/25/2011 at 12:33PM

There’s no time to nap for Fahad Azad. The Black Friday shopper told The Courier he had been awake since 5 a.m., but still plans on spending the entire day hunting down good deals. “We want to buy things,” he said. “This is the only day that we can get a big sale and where [...]