Blog: I miss my old neighborhood diner

It was a sad day for neighborhood residents five years ago today when Scobee Grill in Little Neck closed their doors for the very last time this coming Sunday night, Nov. 28, 2010. Growing up in the neighborhood during the late 1960s and early 1970s going to Scobee was part of my life and of […]

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New building at former Little Neck Scobee Diner site making progress
THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

The new two-story commercial building that was planned for the former site of the popular Scobee Diner in Little Neck is nearing completion. The frame of the first floor of the 5,612-square-foot building at 252-29 Northern Blvd. is mostly erect and workers are constructing the back and the second floor. But the new building was expected to […]

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Turn your Christmas tree into woodchips at this weekend’s MulchFest
Photo courtesy of NYC Mayor's Office's Flickr /Photo by Kristen Artz

Are you still hanging onto that Christmas tree? If yes, then come to MulchFest, this weekend at participating parks around Queens and the rest of the city. You can bring your tree to one of the park’s chipping locations on Saturday, Jan. 11 and Sunday, Jan. 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to recycle […]

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Loehmann’s sets sails for “Going Out of Business” sales

It looks like local landmark Loehmann’s won’t make it to 100. The premier upscale off-price specialty retailer – just seven years short of a century old – has announced its official “Going out of Business” sale. Loehmann’s first opened in Crown Heights in 1921 when Frieda Loehmann made her rounds to high-end designer showrooms, turning […]

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Toyota Sequoias targeted in costly new crime trend
Photo Courtesy of Toyota

Toyota Sequoias have become the target of a costly new crime trend in northeast Queens. Thieves are stealing catalytic converters off the bottom of the SUVs in the 111th Precinct and selling them for the precious metals inside, like platinum, the precinct said. The needed device that prevents engine exhaust gasses from polluting the environment […]

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