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Laser Bounce opens in Atlas Park
BY RYAN KELLEY
Aft er several weeks of anticipation,
guests of Th e Shops at Atlas Park in
Glendale can fi nally experience everything
that Laser Bounce has to off er.
Th e play center featuring a fl oor full of
arcade games, infl atable bounce houses
and laser tag is offi cially open to the public
as of Friday, Feb. 16. Co-owner Ryan
D’Amico said that aft er all the work put
into the venue with the hopes of opening
in January, he is glad that it fi nally
“It took forever but we’re very relieved,”
D’Amico said. “We started to see a lot of
walk-in customers from the mall right
away, so it’s nice to have the place alive.”
D’Amico added that several customers
told him they were eagerly awaiting
the grand opening and were frequently
checking the internet to see if it had been
Th e crowds throughout the weekend
were impressive, D’Amico said, with the
laser tag, virtual reality game and 3-D
simulator being the main attractions.
Th e virtual reality game, made by the
German company Hologate, is the fi rst
of its kind on the East Coast, according
For now, the snack bar has a limited
menu of typical arcade foods like pizza,
popcorn and pretzels, but D’Amico said it
will soon have various wraps, sandwiches
and burgers as well.
Laser Bounce is located on the lower
level entrance from the parking garage
underneath Regal Cinemas in the Shops
at Atlas Park and is open from 10 a.m. to
10 p.m. Sunday to Th ursday, and from 10
a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Second set of triplets born in Queens this year
are home after spending weeks in the hospital
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
email@example.com / @QNS
Queens’ second set of triplets
born this year are fi nally home
aft er spending a few weeks in the
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
(NICU) at Queens Hospital Center
Navdeep Kaur was scheduled
for Cesarean delivery on Tuesday,
Jan. 16, and all of the preparations
for the triplets to be delivered
at 34 weeks, which is considered
full term for triplets. However, it
was clear that the babies had their
own plans when Kaur went into
labor the night before her scheduled
Kaur was rushed in for an emergency
C-section and the Kaur triplets were
born at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens
on Jan. 15. Th e fi rst girl, Anayapreet
Kaur, was born at 9:26 p.m., weighing
3 pounds, 11 ounces. Th e second,
Hargunpreet Kaur, followed at 9:27
p.m., weighing 3 pounds, 6 ounces. Th e
third girl, Parulpreet Kaur, was born at
9:28 p.m. weighing the most at 4 pounds.
Each baby suff ered from mild respiratory
distress and needed neonatal
care. Aft er spending several weeks
in the NICU, Parulpreet was discharged
on Jan. 31, and Anayapreet and
Hargunpreet were discharged on Feb. 8.
Th e girls are now all happy and at home
in Valley Stream with Kaur and their
father, Manjinder Singh.
In 2014, NYC Health + Hospitals/
Queens was the fi rst hospital in the
borough to receive the World Health
Organization’s designation as a “Baby-
Friendly” hospital, which was the result
of an intensive three-year collaborative
process to support new mothers in
“NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens
is proud to be a community hospital
where young families can count on having
a healthy start in life,” said Chris
Roker, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/
Queens. “Our birthing center provides
a warm and vibrant atmosphere where
new moms can look forward to a promising
experience for themselves and their
babies under the expert guidance of our
Labor & Delivery team of professionals.”
Th e team that delivered the triplets
included OB physicians Tatiana Viloria,
MD, Attending Physician, Anubha
Arora, MD, Resident Physician, and
Amal Aldurra, MD, Resident Physician;
Labor & Delivery nurses Sherlin
Abraham, RN, and Ramona McKenzie,
AHN; and Neonatology team members
Jacob Go, MD, Vivian Lata, NP, and
Mary Grace Peralta, RN.
Kaur had received her prenatal care
at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens and
expressed her gratitude for the treatment
she received throughout her pregnancy,
during and aft er the delivery as
well as the care her daughters received
in the NICU.
“Over the past several years, our medical
team has delivered multiple sets of
triplets, so we are well-versed in how to
achieve the best possible outcomes when
faced with challenging circumstances,”
said Aleksandr Fuks, MD, Director of
Obstetrics & Gynecology at NYC Health
Photo by Ryan Kelley/QNS
A basketball game inside Laser Bounce, now
open in the Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale.
Photo courtesy of NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens
Proud parents of baby triplets Manjinder Singh and
Navdeep Kaur are surrounded by the medical team
at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens that assisted in
their daughters’ delivery.
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