New retail space coming to Rego Park


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Rendering Courtesy of Winick Realty Group

New retail opportunities are coming to Rego Park just blocks from three major Queens malls.

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$24M asking price for Elmhurst lot near Queens Center


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An Elmhurst lot, located across the street from the Queens Place mall, has been put up for sale for $24 million, according to real estate company Massey Knakal. The 47,365-square-foot lot, located at 88-18 Justice Ave., is one block off of Queens Boulevard and adjacent to the Georgia Diner. According to the listing provided by […]

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Man busted for fires at Queens malls ordered to undergo psych evaluation


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File photo

A Jamaica man, who has been charged for setting a series of fires at multiple Queens shopping centers, has been held without bail and ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, District Attorney Richard Brown said Wednesday.

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Former St. John’s Hospital, adjacent parking garage sell for $47 million


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Photo Courtesy Massey Knakal

The former home to St. John’s Hospital will soon be transformed into a mixed-use building.

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Queens residents get jump on Black Friday with Thursday shopping


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Red sales tags were everywhere on Thursday ahead of Black Friday. After thousands of Queens residents stuffed their faces with turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing, they went to grab doorbuster deals from retailers around the borough. Black Friday, which has become one of the most successful shopping days for stores nationwide, now starts on Thanksgiving […]

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Queens gamers wait hours in line for new Sony PlayStation 4


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Christmas came early for local electronic stores. The new Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) video game console was released at midnight Thursday in stores in Queens and around the country, and residents and gamers everywhere lined up to get it first. “I have been waiting since the day I was born,” said Fresh Meadows resident Zack […]

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Shoppers line up for savings on Black Friday


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THE COURIER/Photo by Billy Rennison

Fighting off the tryptophan, shoppers made their way out after Thanksgiving dinner eschewing sleep and leftovers for some early morning shopping. Nearly 150 million people were expected to take advantage of Black Friday sales throughout the country this weekend, according to a National Retail Federation (NRF) survey. For some, Black Friday has become a tradition […]

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In Memory of 9/11 Victims


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As I got off the elevator on the main floor of the Queens Place Mall in Elmhurst, I noticed a battle-tested 9/11 memorial mural still up and facing me. It said “In Memory of the Victims of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks.” I said to myself, wait-a-minute, almost ten years later, are we still being victimized?  […]

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"Open To All Mankind"


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Flushing Meadows Park was born on April 30, 1939 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt stepped up to the podium at the New York Worlds Fairs Court of Peace and he declared the grounds "open to all mankind." As war clouds hovered over Europe, the nations of the world gathered peacefully in the meadows for two […]

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One Womans Struggle With An Architectural Giant


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To the casual observer, the huge former Sterns department store appears to be in the shape of a perfect circle, but a notch or indentation in the western facade of the building on the five-acre Elmhurst plot exists as a memorial to the pluck of the late Mary Sondek. She was the woman who refused […]

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Multi-Plex Not Part Of Old Macys Future


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The renovation of the former Macys (later Sterns) store on Queens Boulevard will be renamed "Queens Place." The developers, Forest City Ratner, describe their new development in promotional material, as a site which will "come alive again with a broad array of national retailers, fine family dining and more on-site parking than ever." One aspect […]

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Open To All Mankind


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by DAVID OATS Flushing Meadows Park was born on April 30, 1939 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt stepped up to the podium at the New York World’s Fair’s Court of Peace and he declared the grounds "open to all mankind." As war clouds hovered over Europe, the nations of the world gathered peacefully in the […]

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