82nd Street Partnership expands business improvement district


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Logo Courtesy of the 82nd Street Partnership

The 82nd Street Partnership will now extend all the way through 114th Street as part of the New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue announced by Councilmember Julissa Ferreras. “The 82nd Street Partnership is thrilled to announce this endeavor of expanding our business improvement district to include the major commercial corridors of Roosevelt Avenue, Junction Boulevard, 103rd […]

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Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

It was the final straw, and now the Jackson Heights and Corona communities are saying no more. Family members of traffic accident victims, local elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday night to set off the inaugural action known as “Three Children Too Many.” The group marched down Northern Boulevard, then 82nd Street, stopping to […]

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The Illegal Vendor Wars – Stores and restaurants battle street hawkers and food carts for business


| csantucci@queenscourier.com

For the past seven years, George Espinoza, owner of Suaderos Tacos on Roosevelt Avenue, has competed with the growing swarms of illegal and licensed street vendors outside his eatery for business. However, he doesn't know how much longer he can stay in business before being forced to close up shop. “They are killing our business,” […]

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A tourist in my town


| vschneps@queenscourier.com

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Whenever I go to the theatre I’m in awe of the multiple-story-high, brightly lit billboards up and down Broadway. With seating opportunities on newly created plazas it’s a natural place for street performers and the day I was there two “cow girls” in skimpy outfits were singing their hearts out and collecting money for their […]

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