New bar in Bayside, Paul Simon to play show in LIC and eight more top stories in Queens

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The top 10 stories that most interested our readers this week ranged from a new bar in Bayside, tax fraud charges for the owners of Spa Castle and a man who threw his girlfriend’s dog out of a window in Flushing.

We also reported this week that seven Queens men — including a longtime member of a New York crime family and a grandson of the late “Teflon Don” — are facing federal charges in two indictments for committing a series of violent crimes across Queens and Long Island.

Fans of Paul Simon who happen to have $500 laying around can also see him perform in Long Island City next month at a benefit concert.

These are the top 10 stories in Queens this week:

PHOTOS: ‘The Crown Room’ is the newest hot spot on Bayside’s Bell Boulevard

Owners of College Point’s Spa Castle are hit with tax fraud charges: prosecutors

Mob veteran, Gotti grandson and five other Queens guys pinched for arson and robberies: feds

Latest scammer planted an ATM skimmer on a machine at an East Elmhurst 7-Eleven: police

Man throws girlfriend’s dog from a seven-story balcony in Flushing during argument: cops

Paul Simon will play an intimate concert in LIC to support local arts nonprofit

Workers will literally grind away at the Long Island Expressway in Maspeth to reduce traffic noise

Mayor announces Select Bus Service on boulevards and host of other changes to Queens streets

St. Sebastian Parish Center in Woodside hopes for ‘Hail Mary’ from community to make crucial repairs

Check out this $2.4 million penthouse in Flushing with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline