Facade of historic Childs Restaurant in Astoria will be preserved, current owner says
Photo via Morris Dweck

Concerned Astoria residents who wanted to see the facade of a former Childs Restaurant preserved can now breathe easy. Morris Dweck, owner of Deals & Discounts, released renderings of the alterations his architect, Walter Martin, will make that ensure the terra cotta of a decades-old building will not be destroyed. After residents saw scaffolding at […]

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Dance the night away (without the noise) at Quiet Clubbing event at LIC Landing
Photo courtesy of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer's Office

Question: If dancers groove to loud music at an outdoor party in Queens, will the neighbors complain about the noise? Answer: No, not if the merrymakers are at the Quiet Clubbing Sunday Funday at Hunter’s Point South Park on July 10. (The fiesta will repeat on July 24, August 7 and 21, Sept. 4 and 18, […]

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Bayview Grille and Marina seafood restaurant reopens in Broad Channel post Sandy
Photos: Brianna Ellis/QNS

Hurricane Sandy knocked the wind out of several houses and businesses throughout Queens, but one Broad Channel restaurant rose victoriously from the disaster. Bayview Grille and Marina, a special seafood restaurant owned by Nick and Anthony Martelli and Rob Pisani since 1975, refused to lose its precious pearl. The place was destroyed by the vicious Superstorm Sandy in 2012, which killed 285 victims and […]

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Queens beer guide: Explore the best craft beers neighborhood by neighborhood
Astoria Bier

The Queens Bar Guide, accompanying the Queens Beer Book, brings you the best way to discover the exploding craft beer scene in Queens. Consider this as your explorer’s guide to great food and drink spots you haven’t been to yet, as well as an incentive to revisit neighborhood favorites in: Astoria • Bayside • Forest Hills […]

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UPDATE: This Queens lawmaker won’t run for re-election, but isn’t closing door on political career yet
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UPDATED June 6, 5:21 p.m. After five years in Albany, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder says its time to focus on family, not politics. The lawmaker announced on June 2 that he would not seek re-election this November to the 23rd Assembly District seat, which represents Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Broad Channel and much of the Rockaways. […]

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