MTA, DOT scrap plans for Main Street bus-only lane in Kew Gardens Hills


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Councilman Rory Lancman's office

Facing community and political opposition, the MTA and the city Department of Transportation slammed the brakes on a proposed dedicated bus lane for the limited Q44 bus line on Main Street in Kew Gardens Hills.

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Developers pushing LIRR to fix up Main Street station


By Queens Courier Staff

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station on Main Street in Flushing might be getting a makeover that will make it more attractive and accessible for handicapped riders. Members of the Metropolitan Transit Authority and the LIRR met with representatives of the borough president’s office, local developers and the Flushing/Willets Point/Corona Local Development Corporation to […]

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Downtown Flushing Shopping Center: Main Street Business Boom Starts Huge Westward Expansion


By Queens Courier Staff

Downtown Flushing’s frenzied commercial growth during the past two decades is getting another shot in the arm with a scheduled westward expansion to the Flushing River. This one-square-mile commercial enlargement generated by dramatic population and customer growths will open 107 choice acres for business development between the Flushing River and College Point Blvd., just south […]

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Terror Strikes Main Street Merchants Again


By Queens Courier Staff

In what appears to be a copycat crime of last weeks Wendys massacre, two armed men held up The Wiz electronic store across the street from the now infamous eatery Sunday, making off with thousands in cash. However, in a stark divergence from the Wednesdays bloodbath that left five dead, and one in guarded condition, […]

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Main Street Station Reconstruction Project Blasted Federal And State Investigations May Be Launched


By Queens Courier Staff

The cavalcade of complaints at a task force meeting last week also triggered a series of questions that remained unanswered: • No estimates of potential penalties to be levied against the TA’s contractor were available. • Congressman Joseph Crowley questioned whether the project violated the rights of the physically handicapped, under the federal Americans with Disabilities […]

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Main Street Station Nears Completion


By Queens Courier Staff

There is light at the end of the tunnel . . . the Main St. subway station tunnel, that is. The Queens Courier has learned that the last phase of the $33 million station and street project will be completed late in August, following the repaving of Roosevelt Ave., between Main and Union Sts. Slated […]

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Flushing business owners fight to maintain parking in SBS plan


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THE COURIER/File Photo

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce met with representatives of the MTA and Department of Transportation (DOT) on May 22 to express their skepticism over the benefits of a proposed Select Bus Service (SBS) line set to run from Flushing to Jamaica.

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‘Top Women’ honored during award and networking event


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Allen Ngai

Terrace on the Park shined bright Thursday night as 50 talented women, who have each seen success in their careers, were honored at The Queens Courier’s 2015 Top Women In Business Networking Award Dinner.

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Ridgewood civic focuses on bike lanes and local businesses


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TIMES NEWSWEEKLY/Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Transit, tenants and trees took center stage during a three-part presentation hosted by the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association on Thursday at the Ridgewood Older Adult Center.

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208-unit affordable housing and retail project selected for Flushing parking lot


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy of Bernheimer Architecture

A project called One Flushing from a team comprised of Brooklyn-based Monadnock Development, nonprofit Asian Americans for Equality and Hanac Inc., was selected following a request for proposals process.

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LIC Partnership offers a snapshot of Long Island City’s growth now and for the future


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Jessica Frankl

In front of hundreds of real estate industry members at the LIC Partnership’s ninth annual real estate breakfast on Wednesday, experts agreed that it’s a good time for the area as it blooms into one of New York’s most desirable neighborhoods, and that real estate activity is set to multiply.

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MTA will boost service on 7, L and M lines later this year


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

File photo

With overall subway ridership up 2.6 percent across the city, the MTA is set to meet the increased demand by boosting service on three local subway lines this December.

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