Subway entrance renovations under Kew Gardens Interchange completed


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of New York State Department of Transportation

The city completed reconstruction of the Briarwood-Van Wyck subway entrance on Tuesday as part of a $265 million project to improve an area where four highways intertwine and 500,000 vehicles pass through every day.

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BP Katz recommends against controversial Kew Gardens Hills synagogue expansion


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Borough president Melinda Katz recommended against the expansion of the Sephardic Congregation of Kew Gardens Hills on Wednesday, citing the possible disturbance it would cause for the community.

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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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Kew Gardens Hills synagogues experience growing pains


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Photo courtesy Nicholas Strini/PropertyShark

The large and expanding Jewish community in Kew Gardens Hills has fueled the need for synagogue expansions, according to religious leaders, but some are depending on special permits which aren’t always easy to obtain.

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Doe Fund to continue cleaning the streets of Rego Park, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills


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Photo courtesy of Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz's office.

Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz announced Wednesday that she secured $123,000 to renew The Doe Fund services to clean up the streets of select parts of Rego Park, Kew Gardens and Forest Hills, according to the councilwoman’s office.

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Jason Sudeikis films movie in Kew Gardens Hills


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Chris Bumbaca

Actors, including Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie, filmed scenes at the brand new Micro Center technology store on Kissena Boulevard on Monday for the upcoming film “Sleeping with Other People.”

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Board votes against Kew Gardens Hills synagogue expansion


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Community Board 8 denied support for Sephardic Congregation’s variance application to add a third floor on its Kew Gardens Hills building, and members blasted the temple’s leadership for the 15 Department of Buildings violations it has.

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Kew Gardens Hills residents fight against synagogue expansion


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

The Sephardic Congregation plans to add another floor and expand its school, but residents nearby are fighting against it.

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$8.2M renovation of Kew Gardens Hills library to be complete in 2015


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Renderings courtesy the Queens Library

The Kew Gardens Hills library is being expanded by 3,000 square feet to about 10,500 square feet. The renovation will include technology updates, a separate area for teens, a new sloped-concrete roof and a full interior renovation.

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New Kew Gardens Hills restaurants highlight business growth on Kissena Blvd.


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy of Franklin Rivera/Photos THE COURIER/By Liam La Guerre

Just two months after mega computer department store Mirco Center took up numerous empty lots and opened on Kissena Boulevard in Kew Gardens Hills, three new businesses are set to open on the thoroughfare soon as well.

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Kew Gardens Community Center members perform in first ‘Gotham’s Got Talent’ show


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Giulio Gallarotti/www.gothamcomedyfoundation.org

When comedian Giulio Gallarotti started volunteering with the Gotham Comedy Foundation (GCF) he thought he would be the one doing the entertaining.

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