The challenge of buying in Jackson Heights: Q&A with Michael Carfagna


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Michael Carfagna, principal and founder of MPC Properties LLC, has been selling real estate in Jackson Heights for the past 16 years. He recently spoke to Real Estate Editor Liam La Guerre about the inventory issue in the neighborhood.

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15-story mixed-use building to rise on site of former Jackson Heights church


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Photo courtesy of Scott Bintner/PropertyShark 

Permits were filed to the Buildings Department to construct a 15-story, 139-unit mixed-use residential, retail and community building at the site of a former church located at 71-17 Roosevelt Ave., which is adjacent to the elevated 7 train tracks.

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Jackson Heights primary care program aimed at low-income, immigrant women


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Photos courtesy of Grameen PrimaCare

Grameen PrimaCare, a New York City-based organization looking to provide high-quality, affordable and comprehensive access to healthcare, opened its first primary care and health promotion program in Jackson Heights at 82-11 37th Ave. this past September.

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Jackson Heights teen charged with raping, robbing female livery cab driver


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A 19-year-old has been accused of robbing, choking and raping a female livery cab driver in East Elmhurst this past weekend, according to District Attorney Richard Brown.

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Jackson Heights man offers ‘midnight’ food tours down Roosevelt Avenue


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Photos by Donny Tsang / Courtesy of Jeff Orlick

For the past three years, one Jackson Heights resident has been showing visitors how delicious his neighborhood is once the sun goes down.

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9/11 memorial poster of Jackson Heights firefighter torn down; fiancée ‘hurt’


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

Every year, on the anniversary of 9/11, Tanya Villanueva Tepper hangs a brand-new poster on a tree in Jackson Heights in memory of her fiancé Sergio Villanueva, a firefighter who perished during the terrorist attack.

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Jackson Heights man, inspired by own experience, helps teens with cancer stay positive


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Photos by Don Kang and Justin Vaseur

Danny Alotta wants to make over cancer. The Jackson Heights native is helping some of its youngest victims in a way that helped him through his own battle with cancer years ago.

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LIC, Jackson Heights highlighted in new ‘See Your City’ campaign


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Poster courtesy of NYC & Company

Two western Queens neighborhoods are part of a new campaign encouraging New Yorkers to stretch their legs and explore their own backyards.

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Artist, volunteers beautify pedestrian walkway that connects Woodside and Jackson Heights


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

One busy overpass filled with traffic from pedestrians, vehicles and bicycles has received a stroke of color.

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