Developers pushing LIRR to fix up Main Street station


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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Health Department to treat parts of Queens against West Nile


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Images Courtesy of NYC Department of Health

On Tuesday, Aug. 19, the Health Department will treat parts of Queens to help reduce the mosquito population and the risk of West Nile virus.

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City accepting proposals to develop 200-unit building on Flushing parking lot


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development recently announced a request for proposals to build a new residential and commercial mixed-use building on Flushing Municipal Lot 3.

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Queens businesses brace for LIRR strike impact


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The potential LIRR work stoppage, which could start on July 20, would not only strand thousands of commuters, but also hurt small businesses in Queens like Ahmed Iftikhar’s newsstand, which depends on LIRR service for customers.

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Bayside BID envisions innovative parking garage for municipal lot expansion


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Photo courtesy Rauch Foundation

Officials from the Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID), which plans to conduct a feasibility study to expand the Bayside municipal lot on 41st Avenue, are hoping to erect a forward-thinking innovative garage that people want to park in and be in, they explained in an annual meeting on Monday.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


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Photo courtesy of Eastern Queens Alliance and Idlewild Park Preserve

Saturday, June 14 Don’t be a victim of identity theft! Come out to the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and Ridgewood Savings Bank Community (RSB-Astoria Branch) “Shredding Event” at Ditmars Boulevard and Hazen Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Protect your personal and important legal papers by safely destroying everything free of charge. Limit: […]

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