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Your Guide to Opening Day 2019: When Baseball Returns to NYC

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Mar 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In just a couple of weeks from now, the Major League Baseball season will begin again. That means that local clubs like the New York Yankees and New York Mets will be back in action. Therefore, we’ve compiled a complete guide to everything you need to know about Opening Day here in New York City, including players, game times and ticket information.

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Topics: NYC, Events, Sports, Queens

Why Nassau Coliseum is Yet Again Home to the NY Islanders

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Feb 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Although the New York Islanders hockey team called Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale home for decades, they have played all of their home games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn since 2015—until now that is. While waiting for their new arena to be built, the Islanders will split their time between Brooklyn and Nassau County.

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Topics: Events, Long Island, Sports

The Best Little Neck Restaurants for a Delicious, Fun Meal

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Feb 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Local Queens neighborhoods like Little Neck are known for so many wonderful things, excellent restaurants being one of them. Therefore, if you ever find yourself in the area, don’t hesitate to visit one of the many tasty, exciting Little Neck restaurants that they’re so well-known for. However, if you don’t know which one to pick, try out one of these great options.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Queens, restaurants

Romantic Restaurants in Queens for a Special Valentine’s Day

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Jan 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s time to start figuring out plans and making reservations for the big day. However, before all of that, you must first decide on a location for your romantic meal. Luckily, there are a bunch of fantastic restaurant in Queens that will do the trick. In fact, here are three of our favorite spots for your special evening.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Queens, restaurants, Valentine's Day

3 Christmas Eve Restaurants for a Memorable Holiday Dinner

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Dec 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

To most people, Christmas Eve dinner is the unofficial beginning of Christmas festivities. Although it’s supposed to be a joyous occasion, it can feel a lot less fun if you’re stuck in the kitchen. Therefore, this year, take a trip to one of these fantastic Christmas Eve restaurants in our area that the whole family can enjoy together. That way, you can expect way less stress and a lot more fun!

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Topics: Food&Drink, Holiday, restaurants

Looking Ahead at our Cyber Monday Sale on Gift Certificates

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Nov 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

On November 26, otherwise known as Cyber Monday, Ollie’s will be hosting our annual gift certificate sale as a way to thank our incredibly loyal customers. So, if you’re still in search of holiday presents for everyone on your list, look no further than our Cyber Monday sale on gift certificates for free, fast, reliable transportation.

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Topics: Holiday, Gift Certificates

Family-Friendly Fall Activities for an Entire Season of Fun

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Oct 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you couldn’t tell already, autumn has finally arrived here on Long Island. In addition to the lower temperatures and bright foliage, the changing of the seasons also ushers in plenty of new fall activities for the whole family. If you’re looking to kill some time and have fun between now and winter, check out these activities, events and experiences in our area.

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Topics: Events, Long Island, Fall, Family

The Best New Hyde Park Bars for You to Kick Back and Unwind

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Sep 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you ever find yourself in New Hyde Park, chances are that, at some point, you’re going to want a bite to eat or an ice cold drink. Either way, there are plenty of New Hyde Park bars that do the trick.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Nightlife, Bars, restaurants

Why the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is NYC’s Biggest Fair

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Aug 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Living in a place like New York, there are literally thousands of different cultural fairs and festivals to attend throughout the year. However, there aren’t many that are bigger than NYC’s Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, the largest of its kind in the U.S. If you’re thinking about attending this huge, colorful multicultural event, here’s everything you need to know.

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Topics: Events, Queens, Family, Festivals

Ollie’s Ultimate Preview of NYC Restaurant Week 2018

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Jul 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Believe it or not, dining out at fantastic restaurants is one of New York City’s favorite pastimes. After all, the Big Apple has tons of out-of-this-world eateries. Luckily, from July 23 to August 17, it will be NYC Restaurant Week, where you will find special prix-fixe menus at hundreds of bistros across town. A two-course lunch is $26 and a three-course dinner will cost $42. Here are some restaurants to look out for.

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Topics: NYC, Food&Drink, restaurants

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