Wednesday, May 6, 2015


The grassroots Henna art business

The art of henna tattooing is older than the Egyptian Empire but Farzana Fatema, a henna artist based in Jamaica, began when she was just 10 years old. Comment.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Mizumi plans to expand Northern Boulevard restaurant

The owner of Mizumi Sushi and Seafood Buffet joined his lawyer at Community Board 11’s April meeting to make the case for his application to physically expand his restaurant onto the adjacent lot. Comments (5).

Monday, May 4, 2015


99-cent stores weaken economy in Woodhaven

Woodhaven’s shopping area has 99 problems. Comments (7).

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Long Island City

25th hotel opens in Long Island City

A new Hilton Garden Inn opened last Friday on Queens Plaza North, becoming the 25th hotel in Long Island City, according to the Queens Tourism Council. Just seven years ago there was only one hotel in LIC. Comments (1).

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Sunnyside pet store owner opens pharmacy in Astoria

The owner of a popular Sunnyside pet store has expanded, opening a second location in Astoria last month. Wespaw Pet Pharmacy, located at 37-15 23rd Ave., brings pet owners quality medication with excellent customer service. Comments (1).

Enjoy the sweet smell of success at Rudy’s in Ridgewood

Take a peek through the front window of Rudy’s Bakery and Café into what looks like a 19th-century German neighborhood “B├Ąckerei,” and be taken back through time. Comment.

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Junior’s Cheesecake leaving Maspeth factory for New Jersey

With the announcement made earlier this month that Junior’s Cheesecake Factory will be leaving its Maspeth factory, another part of the neighborhood’s industrial identity is being removed. Comments (3).

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