Celebrated violinist rocks Astoria high schoolers with golden violin and his message


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Award-winning violinist Alexander Markov gave a free concert to students at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Wednesday as a part of his effort to spread classical music to youngsters.

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Willets Point property, not part of city’s mega development plans, hits the market


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Photo courtesy Ana Jimenez/ PropertyShark

The only property in Willets Point that was not owned by the city and will not be handed over to developers for the neighborhood’s massive revitalization plan, has been listed for sale.

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Real estate investors shelled out $3.6 billion for Queens properties last year


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Photo courtesy of Scott Bintner/PropertyShark

Queens’ relatively low land prices, access to public transportation and growing popularity has helped the borough attract a significantly larger amount of money from real estate investors in 2014 than previous years, according to a new report.

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National retailers moving to Queens faster than Manhattan and Brooklyn


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

The consumer market for national retailers is expanding faster in “The World’s Borough” over anywhere else in the city as a new report showed national brands have opened more new locations in Queens during the year.

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