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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Public transit advocates expand coalition for express bus service in Queens


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

With express bus service set to be created on routes between Flushing and Jamaica this year, a coalition of public transit advocates backing the plan is expanding its efforts to win the hearts and minds of Queens community members.

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Selling Point: Retail property in Jackson Heights fetches $16.4 million and more sales


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Scott Bintner/ PropertyShark

A couple of buildings located on the Jackson Heights commercial strip and an apartment building with nearly 50 units in Flushing highlight this week’s big transactions in the borough, based on city records.

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