The weekend is finally here, Little Neck. And seeing that we're in for some unseasonably-mild autumn weather, it may be a good time to keep the overcoat in the closet (for now) and get out into the great outdoors.
Here's a preview of stories and events in Little Neck:
1. Looking for a place to eat out Saturday night? Check out food writer Eric Blattberg's review later today of restaurant on Northern Boulevard.
2. On Sunday, writer Gary Simeone "tackles" a profile of , a Little Neck institution operating for over 80 years.
3. Also on Sunday, we ask residents around a newly-established quiet zone by the Long Island Railroad tracks to "sound off" on the changes.
4. Families looking to take advantage of fair weather have a great option: , billed as the largest ropes course in the Tri-State area. This free event, held Sunday at 10 a.m., is open to kids age 8 and above.
5. And last, but not least, the Little Neck-Douglaston Lions Club will hold their , where our sources tell us John Mulhern will be crowned "Man of the Year." Also set to be honored at Leonard's of Great Neck are "Woman of the Year" Suzanne Karl and "Lion of the Year" Fred Heitz.
Starting Monday, look for stories on Little Neck elected officials and their vision for an uncertain future, more on the recent sale of the Leviton facility on Little Neck Parkway and a roundup of area gas prices.