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Chip City opens store at Bay Terrace Shopping Center
(From l. to r.) Chocolate chip, cookies ‘n’ cream and
oatmeal apple pie.
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Dozens of dessert fans lined up outside of the
new Chip City shop at the Bay Terrace Shopping
Center to be one of the fi rst customers to
get some warm and gooey cookies at the grand
opening on Friday, March 25.
Th e brick-and-mortar shop at 23-96 Bell Blvd.
is the outdoor shopping center’s latest addition
and the sixth Chip City to open in Queens. In
January, the company welcomed a location in
Forest Hills at 72-34 Austin St.
According to Chip City, the fi rst 100 customers
to the Bay Terrace store received a free
cookie with their purchase. Customers had a
choice of four available fl avors: chocolate chip,
chocolate peanut butter, cookies ‘n’ cream and
oatmeal apple pie, with new fl avors listed daily
on Chip City’s website and Instagram account.
Many who were waiting in line, like Sherrell
Jordan, live in Bayside or nearby. Jordan said
that she was on her way to Bay Terrace to get
cupcakes for her daughter when she saw “all
this hurrah” and a line forming outside the
“I heard that the fi rst 100 people get a free
cookie and because I like free and I do like to
try diff erent things, I said, ‘Let me just stand on
line and see what all the hype is about,'” Jordan
She told QNS that she got three fl avors to try
— chocolate chip, oatmeal apple pie and cookies
‘n’ cream — and planned to bring her daughter
back to Chip City “if the cookies are good.”
Owners of the Bay Terrace shop along with
personnel from the Cord Meyer Development
Company, which owns the Bay Terrace, and
Councilwoman Vickie Paladino were on hand
for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. Th e fi rst few
customers had the opportunity to spin a wheel
to win free cookies and Chip City apparel.
Th e much-anticipated opening follows the
appearance of the Chip City cookie van last
fall, which gave patrons a taste of the delicious
confections leading up to the shop’s opening.
Aurie, who works at the Bay Terrace Shopping
Center and lives in the Bronx, had never
heard of Chip City until she saw the van parked
in the lot back in November and she recalled
getting cookies there “every other week.”
Her favorite fl avor is chocolate chip cookies
and said that Chip’s version is “one of the best”
she’s ever had.
Bayside resident Emily Nassir said that she’s
had the store’s cookies “many times” before and
oft en frequents the original location in Astoria.
She told QNS that she was “excited and nervous”
to have the new location in her neighborhood.
“It’s dangerous to have a cookie place so close
by,” Nassir said. “I’ll be a good customer for
Nassir added that some of her favorite cookies
are seasonal fl avors including the rainbow
cookie, Good Humor fl avors and red velvet hot
Another Bayside resident, Jade, said that she
had visited Chip City locations in Williamsburg
and Astoria. Th e cookie fan said that “you can’t
go wrong” with chocolate chip cookies but was
also excited to get the oatmeal apple pie fl avor.
“It’s going to be so tempting to have a store
nearby but I’m very excited about it,” she said.
Chip City in Bay Terrace is open daily from
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Photos by Jenna Bagcal
Sherrell Jordan, one of the fi rst 100 customers at the new Chip City at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center.
Hit CBS show ‘Blue Bloods’ fi lms in Rego Park
BY JULIA MORO
CBS’ hit television show “Blue Bloods,” starring
Tom Selleck as the New York City police
commissioner, was seen fi lming in Rego Park on
Wednesday, March 23.
Filming took place on 63rd Drive and the surrounding
A resident who spoke with a production assistant
on set told QNS the scene will be featured in
the season fi nale of the show that will air in a few
months. Th e crew shot in the Lot-Less store on
Queens Boulevard, which was closed to customers
for the day.
Video shows two characters, Eddie Janko
(portrayed by Vanessa Ray) and her patrol partner,
dressed as NYPD offi cers walking into the
Lot-Less store. Th e scene took a few takes with
extras walking around the sidewalk on Queens
Andrew Sklover, a resident of Rego Park who
caught the footage of the scene, said that it was very
cool to see fi lming in his neighborhood.
“I’m an old hand at catching TV/movie fi lmings
whether in the city or in my area,” Sklover said.
“It’s exciting when Hollywood comes to your hood.”
Blue Bloods is in the middle of its 12th season
and airs on CBS at 10 p.m. on Fridays.
Photo via Twitter/@BlueBloods_CBS
Vanessa Ray (r.) was spotted fi lming scenes for the hit CBS show “Blue Bloods” in Rego Park.