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


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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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City plans to launch express bus service between Flushing and Jamaica this year


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

A planned express bus service that will run between Flushing and Jamaica is set to launch this year, according to city officials, who have included some measures to appease several communities that resisted the idea of designating lanes for buses only.

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City renews express bus service plans between Jamaica and Flushing after nod from mayor


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Despite calls from community members and politicians in neighborhoods like Kew Gardens Hills, the transformation of the Q44 and Q25 into a Select Bus Service (SBS) line is set to begin as early as this fall, according to a Department of Transportation spokesman, but no official schedule has been announced.

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