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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Kew Gardens Hills residents enraged over city proposal to create new express bus service


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Addressing a crowd of angry Kew Gardens Hills residents, Councilman Rory Lancman urged the group to “express yourselves in a respectful manner” on Wednesday night as MTA and city officials met with residents who would be affected by a proposed express bus service line.

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Good friends, new adventures


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Seth and Tracey Kupferberg, Charles Chan and Claire Shulman enjoyed the Spring Shabu Shabu buffet dinner

It’s raining, it’s pouring … well Sunday was a great day as the rain forcefully hit my windows and made my driveway so slushy and slippery I couldn’t get my Sunday papers sitting at the end of the driveway. But it is a great reason to stay home and reflect on a packed week. I’m […]

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Queens pols and residents tell city to scrap plans for new express bus service


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Photo courtesy of the Department of Transportation

As the city revs up plans to create an express bus service line between Jamaica and Flushing, residents and local politicians are building up speed bumps and roadblocks against the city’s initiative.

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Calls for boycott, plans for lawsuit after man says he was attacked at Flushing McDonald’s


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Following the release of a video showing a fight between a customer and an employee at a Flushing McDonald’s, Korean-American groups are calling for a boycott of the restaurant, and the customer — who says he was physically attacked by an employee — is planning on suing for millions, according to published reports.

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‘Two’ much fun


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The view of Great Cruz Bay from the beach at the Westin Resort & Villas on St. John in the Virgin Islands

As the ferry made its way through gently cresting waters under a brilliant blue sky filled with puffy, cotton ball clouds, I saw a boat with the imprinted words “two much fun.” That’s how I felt about my week away on the secluded island of St. John in the Virgin Islands. Stu, my beloved husband […]

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What the possible upzoning for western Flushing means


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

It has been recently announced that the Department of City Planning will be launching a study of western Flushing for the possibility of increased residential development, as The Courier recently reported. Western Flushing has been on many developer, investor and real estate mogul’s radars for several years, but due to the industrial zoning the land […]

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