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NY Comptroller DiNapoli: ‘Queens is a New York success story’
NY Comptroller DiNapoli: ‘Queens is a New York success story’
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/13/2013 at 5:14PM

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli gathered with local elected officials and community leaders on Friday, December 13 at Silvercup Studios in Long Island City to release an economic snapshot of Queens, revealing how the borough has made an economic comeback over the past two years since the Great Recession.

State of the real estate market five years after

Five years after the bubble burst there have been many articles written and news commentators questioning if Americans, the government and financial institutions have learned any lessons from the Great Recession.  They ask where we are on the recovery curve. As a real estate broker I can offer a few observations from “my corner of [...]

Op-Ed: Cashing in on tourism
News Op-Ed 8/09/2013 at 12:40PM

STATE SENATOR JOSE PERALTA While New York struggles to recover from the recession of 2008, it is clear that at least one of its major industries is thriving like never before–New York City tourism. In 2012, the city welcomed a record-breaking 52 million visitors, despite the devastation wrought by Sandy.  According to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, [...]

How will new MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast do?
Penner's Pen Larry Penner 7/01/2013 at 11:21AM

Will the new Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman Tom Prendergast follow in the footsteps of predecessors Joe Lhota, Jay Walder, Peter Kalikow, H. Dale Hemmerdinger and Elliot Sanders. Will he be more successful in dealing with the challenges ahead?  Time will tell. Several years ago the original proposed $29 billion Five Year Capital Plan was [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/25/2013 at 8:04AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 63. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 48. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: The Cinema of Immigration As part of 10-week series exploring the immigrant experience in the U.S., Mark Ethan, a member of [...]

Work together to improve the country
Letters Letters 2/21/2013 at 2:03PM

President Barack Obama spoke about many issues during his State of the Union address, and all of them are very important. Congress and the president need to work  together on all of the matters, ranging from balancing the budget to ending the recession, reducing unemployment and improving education, gun control, immigration reform and foreign policy. [...]

Unions back Queens soccer stadium
Unions back Queens soccer stadium
News Terence M. Cullen 2/13/2013 at 9:17AM

Kicking in their support for hundreds of potential jobs, several construction unions have backed the proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The Hotel Trades Council; the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York; and 32BJ SEIU all backed the project for its potential to give union workers jobs and [...]

A time to buy – and to hold
Anthony Lolli Anthony Lolli 1/28/2013 at 9:47PM

When is the recovery coming? When is real estate going to bounce back? When will the housing market get back on its feet? I hear these questions every day. If you’re waiting for the same grossly inflated prices and come-one-come-all, anything-goes lending practices we saw before the crash, I’d suggest investing in a time machine [...]

OpEd: Help grow the economy, eat out for Restaurant Week
News Queens Courier Staff 10/10/2012 at 10:48AM

BY SETH BORNSTEIN “Let’s go out to eat!” These words make us very happy. Sharing great food, drink and ambiance with friends and family puts us in a good mood. Famous restaurant critic Mimi Sheraton once wrote that after years of dining at fancy restaurants she couldn’t wait to prepare and consume meals in the [...]