Pols call for Northern Boulevard to be included in mayor’s Vision Zero initiative

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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with other elected officials and traffic safety advocates Thursday to call for Northern Blvd. to be added as one of the 50 locations in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative.

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New Jackson Heights metal benches along Northern Boulevard

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Photo Courtesy Councilmember Daniel Dromm

Residents and visitors walking along Northern Boulevard now have 13 new spots to take a break. Councilmember Daniel Dromm announced he had allocated $7,000 for Community Board 3 (CB3) to remove broken-down wooden benches down Northern Boulevard and replace them with 13 new metal benches as part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) CityBench program. […]

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DOT lifts parking restrictions along Northern Boulevard following complaints

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JOHANN HAMILTON The community has spoken, and they have been answered. There have been increasing complaints from business owners as well as neighborhood residents that the parking restrictions on certain blocks along Northern Boulevard are more of a hindrance than a benefit. Because of this, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will be […]

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Conti’s, a star along Northern Boulevard

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Conti's restaurant

Northern Boulevard in Little Neck hosts some of the finest restaurants in the New York metropolitan area. A star among this galaxy is Conti’s, at 249-11 Northern Boulevard. A warm welcome by partner Alessandro was the opening to a very pleasant and relaxing dining experience. With subdued music supplied by keyboardist Lynn and pleasant lighting, […]

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Ecuadorians celebrate along Northern Boulevard

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The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the revelers at the Queens Ecuadorian Day parade. On Sunday, August 2 in celebration of Ecuador’s bicentennial, hundreds of people waved their yellow, blue and red flags along the stretch of Northern Boulevard from 69th to 90th Street while braving the torrential downpour. The dozens of floats – […]

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On Friday, April 25 at 2 p.m., Bayside Library will present Global Youth Service Day 2008 Project. Get involved with GYSD 2008 and join its Youth Give Back Team at Queens Library at Bayside to create handmade gifts for seniors. Help make a difference and join students between the ages of 5 to 17, April 18 to May 2, Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The library is located at 214-20 Northern Boulevard. For more information, call 718-229-1834.


On Friday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m., Cambria Heights Library will present FitKids. A program for youth that promotes healthier lifestyles through nutrition and fitness. Ages 7 to 13 are introduced to healthy alternatives to junk food and also taught low-impact exercises. Preregistration is required. The library is located at 218-13 Linden Boulevard. For more […]

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Lack of industrial product in Queens increases value  

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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The stock of industrial and warehouse space in Queens has become increasingly unavailable through this past year. Recently featured in the news is the gain in both sales and rentals Long Island is experiencing due to this lack of product in the Queens marketplace. According to the Wall Street Journal, Nassau County saw a 133 […]

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Students study local street to make Jackson Heights safer

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Photos by Noah Beadle

Groups of “kid engineers” came together over the weekend to try to understand how to make Queens safer, one street at a time.

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Movie starring Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne begins film preparations in Bayside

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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

A new movie, “Louder Than Bombs,” starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert and Gabriel Bryne is expected to begin filming in September in Bayside. Crew members were spotted starting to moving equipment into the area on Thursday.

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More Slow Zones coming to Queens

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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The city’s Department of Transportation announced Friday the second phase of Arterial Slow Zones, which reduce speed limits to 25 mph, in 14 new locations throughout the city.

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