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Restaurants & Food / Re: Vaccines Are Here!
« Last post by toque198 on January 11, 2021, 11:55:16 PM »
Don't go back that far.

I remember, as a kid in the polio fifties, an ad in the local paper and hundreds were lined up at the Dept of Health Van.

No appointment, no forms, no payment, no insurance.

Just done.
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 Dang, missed this! If you are showing again, please post. Also a bit more notice would be great if we need to rearrange the calendar. Looks v. interesting. Congrats.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Northern 79th Superfresh Grocery
« Last post by JHResident on January 11, 2021, 12:43:24 AM »
RE Trader Joe’s.  FYI.. I sent their corporate website a suggestion to open a store where the now-closed Modells is in the parking lot of Cannelle.
Probably Food Universe's lease precludes allowing another supermarket tenant in the shopping center.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Superfresh Supermarket
« Last post by JHResident on January 11, 2021, 12:41:01 AM »
Key Food brand. There's one on Baxter.

exactly. Superfresh is to Key Food what Food Dynasty is to Trade Fair.
I think Food Dynasty is also a Key Food brand. Like Food Universe and many other Queens supermarkets.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Steven Knobel
« Last post by Bel84 on January 10, 2021, 07:41:59 PM »
So sorry to hear about Steven. He was a very kind man. Condolescences to his family and the JH synagogue community that was very close to him. May his memory be a blessing.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Residents Say Homeless Encampment in Queens Is Growing,...
« Last post by E train on January 10, 2021, 06:18:46 PM »
She has been there for the last few months. She also camps in the Apple Bank from time to time. There is also a growing circle of men who have camped on the corner of 82nd and 37th in front of the bank. They have sleeping bags and food and drink so it seems that they are planning, if that's the right word, to remain there for a while. They are not masked and they are not socially distant. Are the politicians of this community who seem to be endlessly self-promoting doing anything about this?
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Residents Say Homeless Encampment in Queens Is Growing,...
« Last post by 80JHer on January 10, 2021, 06:08:19 PM »
Does anybody have knowledge about the homeless lady on 37th ave?  Outside the laundromat

I’ve never seen her before, but know she is a constant presence.  I have seen her in rain and inclement weather.  I’ve also seen her picked up a few times by ambulance. 
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Northern 79th Superfresh Grocery
« Last post by petegart on January 10, 2021, 04:38:29 PM »
RE Trader Joe’s.  FYI.. I sent their corporate website a suggestion to open a store where the now-closed Modells is in the parking lot of Cannelle. 
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Vaccines Are Here!
« Last post by E train on January 10, 2021, 03:55:06 PM »
There are no appointments in Jackson Heights until after the 24th of January although I have no idea whether it will continue to be difficult after that date. Why not make the system 24/7? The system seems to lack urgency and how people without a computer or computer skills will cope with it is anyone's guess.
One of my earliest memories is the smallpox scare in the 1940s when my mother took us (my brother and me)to Junction Blvd to the Health Station there-it still exists by the way-for our smallpox inoculation. No computer sign-ups, just a manageable wait on line. So unlike the present complexity.
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 I can't imagine the Lidl's in Astoria being a patch on its European cousins. The UK Lidls which I know well had an interesting and sometimes surprisingly good wine and spirits section-many no-name brands but often winners in blind tastings. Their cheese section was very good, croissants were baked in-store ovens so they were fresh and their sweet smell would waft through the store. They had a full range of Spanish, German, and Italian ham along with Scottish smoked salmon, smoked mackerel,et al. Of course, the prices were consistently discounted so they were much cheaper than US equivalents. Everything else was proprietary brands-they cloned everything Initially, the first Lidls were seen as downmarket no-frills places for shoppers only interested in bargain basement produce but because Lidls managed to provide quality and budget pricing they pretty rapidly became a major and influential player in the supermarket world. Their check-out system btw was as Trader Joe's one long line for a free register No friendly guidance however just a very long line.
I would add that Lidl can be found right across Europe and they are all the same so that going to the Lisbon Lidl feels like your local supermarket back home. I hope this marketing concept will apply to the Astoria store although I am not sure that car-less, as I am even a Lidl, would tempt me to go to the difficult to reach Astoria store more than once.
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