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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Inside St. John’s Hospital’s transformation into Queens Pointe development


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

After about a year of construction the former St. John’s Hospital in Elmhurst is beginning to look more and more like the new Queens Pointe residential and retail destination it will become.

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LIC filmmaker uses neighborhood as backdrop for fashion-themed movie


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Photos by Troy Benson

Long Island City residents are used to film and television cameras on the street. Usually they are for network or TV companies who have now discovered LIC.

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Vote for your favorite Queens library


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Photo courtesy of the Queens Library

It is time to show your neighborhood library some love. As of Friday, nominations from public are being accepted for the second annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards.

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Vaughn College completes $40 million renovation of campus


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Photos courtesy of Tom Sibley/Wilk Marketing Communications

Vaughn College celebrated the renovation in an event Thursday, unveiling a revitalized main campus building and new flight and air traffic control simulator rooms.

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City seeks $42M contract for Pan Am homeless shelter


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

The Department of Homeless Services is proposing a five-year, $42 million contract with Samaritan Village Inc. for the proposed homeless shelter at the former Pan Am Hotel in Elmhurst, according to city records.

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BP Katz denies proposed Ridgewood rental building in industrial zone


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Photo courtesy of  Nicholas Strini/PropertyShark

Ridgewood residents concerned about the loss of industrial space scored a major victory after Borough President Melinda Katz rejected a variance for a new three-story building with a penthouse on land zoned for manufacturing uses.

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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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