8 The QUENS Courier • MAY 26, 2016 for breaking news visit www.qns.com Instagram/Shake Shack Shake Shack replaced Strawberry store on Austin Street in Forest Hills. ONSITE DOCTORS • EYE EXAMS • CONTACTS • 1 HOUR SERVICE • VISION PLANS ACCEPTED • SUNGLASSES • LOWEST PRICES st of the 2013 THE QUEENS QueensCourier.com Place WE ARE A GVS & DAVIS VISION PROVIDER S p r i n g I n t o S a v i n g s ! BAY TERRACE SHOPPING CENTER 211-51 26 AVENUE • BAYSIDE, NY 11360 718.631.3699 *FREE Eye Exam with the purchase of glasses. Contact Lens Exam and fitting add’l. *See store for details. $8999 NO-LINE BIFOCAL EYEGLASSES Includes: EYE EXAM, No-Line Bifocal Lenses & Frame Select frame with select clear plastic no-line bifocal lenses\ +/- 4 sph., 2cyl. up to 2.50 add. Not valid with any other offers, sales, vision plans or packages. Must present prior to purchase. Some restrictions apply, see store for details. Offer valid at this location only. 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Expires 6/25/16 Varilux Progressive Lenses Includes: EYE EXAM (no-line Bifocals) w/metal frames $16599 Select frames with clear plastic no line lenses +/-4 sph., 2 cyl. Not valid with any other offers, sales, vision plans or packages. Must present prior to purchase. Offer valid at this location only. Some restrictions apply, see store for details. Expires 6/25/16 Youth-operated urban farm stand is coming to Astoria this summer By Angela Matua email@example.com/@AngelaMatua Young people in Astoria will play a large part in providing fresh produce to their neighbors this summer. With the help of nonprofit GrowNYC, children ages 16 to 20 will operate an urban farm stand in Ditmars Park filled with fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers. Participating youth will essentially operate a small business and also provide nutritional information and cooking demonstrations to customers. The stand will include sweet corn, various peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, kale, collard greens, apples, onions, melons and more, according to Laura McDonald, spokesperson for GrowNYC. Councilman Costa Constanitinides will allocate $10,000 from his discretionary budget for the “Youthmarket,” which will run every Saturday from July 9 through Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. He said he supports the program because it encourages healthy eating habits and helps to reduce pollution. “Buying local produce also reduces pollution that would be created through transporting food long distances,” Constantinides said. “As we move closer toward our goal of reducing carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050, we must ensure that our children are learning how to continue to combat climate change.” He worked with Friends of Ditmars Park, a volunteer organization that works to improve the park through cleanups and advocacy, to bring the market to Astoria. GrowNYC will partner with Global Kids, a nonprofit geared toward youth development, to teach the volunteers about economics, business, eating seasonally and supporting local farms. Participating farms include Wilklow Orchards, Reeves Farm, Tremblay Apiaries and more. More than 25 suppliers will participate, according to the Friends of Ditmars Park website. “This will be a huge improvement in our local and organic food options here in Astoria,” said Mike Moreno, member of Friends of Ditmars Park in a Facebook post. This will be the first Youthmarket in Astoria. In 2015, the 14 Youthmarkets started by GrowNYC sold more than 300,000 pounds of affordable, local food throughout the five boroughs. GrowNYC also operates a Green Market at Astoria Health Playground, which is open on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting July 1 and ending Nov. 16. The market offers vegetables, inseason orchard fruit, and a variety of Mexican hot peppers, specialty greens and tomatillos. “We are thrilled to bring a GrowNYC Youthmarket to Ditmars Park and the residents of Astoria,” said GrowNYC Executive Director Marcel Van Ooyen. “Our Youthmarket program is a unique model that teaches neighborhood youth to run a farm stand, supplied by GrowNYC’s own wholesale distribution arm, Greenmarket Co., while also helping them to be ambassadors for healthy, seasonal eating to their families and neighbors. Ditmars Park is located on Steinway Street between Ditmars Boulevard and 23rd Avenue. Forest Hills’ Shake Shack is opening this Thursday By Katarina Hybenova firstname.lastname@example.org/@kamelka Burger lovers, brace yourselves because the fourth Queens location of popular burger eatery Shake Shack, in Forest Hills, is set to open its doors on Thursday, May 26, according to a statement from the company. Located at 71-26 Austin St. in Forest Hills, in the former space of the clothing store Strawberry, this standalone location of Shake Shack has been confirmed since November 2015, but the opening date had not been announced. “Shake Shack is proud to announce that it will open in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens Thursday, May 26th at 11AM,” company wrote on its website on May 23. In addition to Shake Shack classics, the Forest Hills location will feature three frozen custard concretes called Queens Bee (vanilla custard, marshmallow sauce, Liddabit Sweets honeycomb candy and strawberry purée), Hill of Beans (vanilla custard, Stumptown coffee beans, salted caramel sauce, chocolate truffle cookie dough and chocolate sprinkles) and the Austin Street Treat (chocolate custard, peanut butter sauce, sugar cone cookie and banana). To wash down all the sweet as well as salty treats, Shake Shack at Austin Street will serve Brooklyn Brewery ShackMeister® Ale, Blue Point, Captain Lawrence, Ithaca Beer Co. as well as Shack-exclusive Shack Red® and Shack White® wine from Frog’s Leap Winery, and half-bottles of Minetto Prosecco, Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma and Adelsheim Pinot Gris. The popular fast food chain already runs three other Queens locations: one at JFK airport, one at Citi Field stadium, and the most recent location at the Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst, which was also only the only Queens location that didn’t require a ticket to access. Austin Street is a popular shopping corridor in Forest Hills. Snowdays, a popular shaved ice cream shop from California, as well as a Target, are opening on Austin Street soon as well. Photo courtesy of Instagram/GrowNYC Ditmars Park will be the site of a “Youthmarket” this summer.
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