FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM APRIL 6, 2017 • THE QUEENS COURIER 3 Fan survey: Queens belongs to the Mets In the Big Apple, 45 percent of New York City baseball fans prefer the Corona-based New York Mets, while 43 percent back the New York Yankees, according to a survey conducted by Quinnipiac University just before the start of the 2017 regular season. A total of 43 percent of New York state adults say they are either very interested or somewhat interested in Major League Baseball; favorite team questions were posed only to these individuals. Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,605 New York state adults between March 23 and 27; the survey included 750 baseball fans. Live interviewers called landlines and cellphones. Suzanne Monteverdi Ralph’s Italian ices closes Bayside store A Bayside sweet spot has closed up shop for good. Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices of Bayside, located at 214-15 41st Ave., off Bell Boulevard, has shuttered its doors. In a statement posted on the business Facebook page on March 24, the owners broke the news to the community. “It is sad to say but we are closing the Bayside Ralph’s,” reads the post, signed by Nina and Joe. “We want to thank you for your loyal patronage. And while we might not know your names we certainly knew many of you and we will miss catching up with you.” The spot operated seasonally, opening in March and closing sometime in the autumn months. Suzanne Monteverdi Flushing student’s art chosen for national poster contest A Flushing student’s artwork will represent New York in a national poster contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice. Talented 10-year-old Karen Lin, who attends P.S. 20 John Bowne Elementary, submitted the winning entry to this year’s Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest. Her artwork was chosen out of 100 entries from New York students looking to represent the state in the national contest. “We all need to know that we’ll never forget our loved ones,” Lin wrote in a description of her poster. The winner of the national competition will be announced next month. The top student poster will be used to promote this year’s National Missing Children’s Day, which is marked annually on May 25. The competition is designed to raise awareness and educate the public about unresolved missing children cases. Melody Jiang, a student at P.S. 877 in Elmhurst, took third place in the contest. Suzanne Monteverdi One of Douglaston’s most historic homes is now up for sale for $3.25M BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI firstname.lastname@example.org @smont76 The Cornelius Van Wyck House, an 18th-century property in Douglaston, has hit the market for $3.25 million. Located at 126 West Dr., the Van Wyck House was deemed a landmark site in April 1966. The four-bedroom, four-bath Dutch Colonial overlooks Little Neck Bay, the listing by Daniel Gale Sotheby’s says. According to Curbed, it is one of the largest waterfront properties in Queens and is on the market again for the first time in nearly 40 years. According to the landmark designation report, Cornelius Van Wyck, grandson of an immigrant from Holland, constructed the home in 1735. The original dining room, master bedroom and living hall, which have “superb oak beams,” remain today, the report says. Van Wyck’s son, Stephen, who became a delegate to the Continental Congress, inherited the property and added on to the home between 1735 and 1770. The Van Wyck family later sold the property in 1819. The present kitchen wing dates from 1930. Photos via Daniel Gale Sotheby’s “The Landmarks Preservation Commission further finds that, among its important qualities … situated in an attractive setting, it is one of the very few Dutch Colonial houses remaining in New York City,” the 1966 report reads. The Landmarks report also makes note of the home’s hand-hewn shingles, saltbox type roof and a fully paneled fireplace wall with a classic box cornice. The home contains six fireplaces. The listing is held by Nina Kowalski and Carol Bellomo with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s. For more information, visit danielgale.com. Thank you Queens! You’ve helped QNS set an all-time viewership record in March BY ROBERT POZARYCKI email@example.com @robbpoz We want to pause for a moment to thank all of you QNS users in Queens and beyond for helping our website achieve an all-time pageview record during March. By the end of March, we received 717,115 page views in the month, smashing the all-time monthly record set in August of 2016, when QNS had 595,603 page views. QNS launched in October of 2015, succeeding The Queens Courier’s website; in 2016, QNS recorded more than 5.4 million page views. The staff of The Queens Courier and the Ridgewood Times power the website’s content. QNS continues its trend as the fastest growing source for local news about the “World’s Borough,” covering everything from mob busts to massive credit card fraud rings as well as openings of new restaurants, young authors, immigration issues, train shutdowns and rising utility bills. Thank you again for your loyalty and support, and we pledge to continue providing the best coverage of all things Queens all year long! The Cornelius Van Wyck House in Douglaston.
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