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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David Blaine performs for children and staff at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center


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THE COURIER/Photos by Salvatore Licata

David Blaine, one of the most famous illusionists in the world, came to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center this week to visit some of the children in the pediatric ward — and he wound up putting on a magic show for the hospital staff as well in a sign of gratitude for all they do.

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Pearl Jam fans to hold fundraiser at Kew Gardens bar in ongoing efforts to bring band to Queens


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Danny Clinch/Flickr Creative Commons

Pearl Jam fans are holding a fundraiser at Austin’s Ale House in January , as part of a push to raise money for a crowdfunded attempt to get the 90s band to play at Forest Hills Stadium.

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Flushing groups urge city to seek community input on redevelopment plans


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Photo courtesy of Flushing BOA

Flushing is no stranger to development but local business owners and groups are skeptical about Mayor de Blasio’s recent announcement to turn an industrial and polluted section of Flushing into a residential area.

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Jackson Heights primary care program aimed at low-income, immigrant women


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Photos courtesy of Grameen PrimaCare

Grameen PrimaCare, a New York City-based organization looking to provide high-quality, affordable and comprehensive access to healthcare, opened its first primary care and health promotion program in Jackson Heights at 82-11 37th Ave. this past September.

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Broker of the Week: Susanna Hof, Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty


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Photo courtesy of Susanna Hof

Veteran broker Susanna Hof has deep roots in Forest Hills, where real estate has been part of her family for generations. Hof recently spoke to Real Estate Editor Liam La Guerre about the residential market in Forest Hills.

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Jamaica of the future imagined by residents


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

Imagine Jamaica with more affordable housing, better transportation and more, higher-paying localized jobs. That was the vision put forward for the neighborhood when more than 100 residents and community advocates attended the city-run Jamaica Planning Initiative meeting this past weekend.

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LIC Clock Tower and vacant site sell for $77M


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Photo courtesy of Scott Bintner/PropertyShark

Queens Plaza Park Development LLC bought the tower, which was the former Bank of Manhattan building, and an adjoining vacant site for a combined $77 million, according to property records filed with the city on Saturday.

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Construction progressing on boxy mixed-use building on Jackson Avenue


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre, renderings courtesy of ODA

Not long ago foundation work was completed for a 11-story mixed-use residential and retail building in Long Island City. Now construction work is moving on the ODA-designed project, and the lower levels of the 22-22 Jackson Ave. building are starting to take shape.

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Sunnyside BID encourages residents to ‘shop local’ for holidays


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The Sunnyside Shines BID is celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29 with a kickoff event in Bliss Plaza, one of two new pedestrian plazas under the elevated No. 7 train, and with the release of Sunnyside’s first-ever Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide.

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Two toddlers die in Far Rockaway home fire


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Two 4-year-olds died early Easter morning in an accidental fire at a Far Rockaway home, according to the FDNY.

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