82nd Street BID executive director resigns, some community members ‘celebrate’


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Some Jackson Heights and Corona community members say they are “celebrating” as news came in that the executive director behind a controversial business improvement district expansion is resigning.

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82nd Street Partnership unveils restoration of historic Jackson Heights building


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Photos Courtesy of the 82nd Street Partnership

The 82nd Street Partnership gathered with representatives from the City’s Department of Small Business Services (SBS), Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), community leaders, groups and merchants on Tuesday, December 17 to unveil the restoration of a historic building at 82-01 Roosevelt Avenue.

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82nd Street Partnership unveils new look for Roosevelt Avenue


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Renderings courtesy of 82nd Street Partnership

Take a look at what the 82nd Street Partnership has in store for Roosevelt Avenue. On Wednesday, June 19, the group revealed streetscape renderings for public spaces within the Jackson Heights-Corona Business Improvement District (BID) expansion area. In March, the 82nd Street Partnership announced plans to expand its BID to include corridors of Roosevelt Avenue, […]

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82nd Street Partnership expands business improvement district


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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


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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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Queens streets co-named for female trailblazers


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Photo courtesy of Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.

The name of and story behind a beloved local activist, resident and first female Queens County Clerk will never be forgotten. On Tuesday, August 27, family, friends and elected officials gathered to honor the life of Gloria D’Amico by co-naming Shore Boulevard and 21st Drive in Astoria as “The Honorable Gloria D’Amico Place.” The street […]

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


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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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Annual Viva La Comida to highlight local flavor in Jackson Heights


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Mouths will water for a third year in a row as Viva La Comida takes to 82nd Street once again.

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Op-ed: Why a Business Improvement District will help our business


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As a small business owner on Roosevelt Avenue, I understand what it is to a run mom-and-pop shop in this neighborhood. My parents immigrated to Queens and set up the business I currently run. For over a decade, our business has served as our family pride and our lifeline, and we have called Roosevelt Avenue our home.

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Some small business owners, residents continue to say ‘no’ to BID in Jackson Heights, Corona


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Some residents and business owners are asking the community to vote no to the expansion that would bring a business improvement district (BID) to the communities of Jackson Heights and Corona.

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Elmhurst community grows garden next to LIRR tracks for over 20 years, agency unaware


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Elmhurst residents living down 47th Avenue between 76th and 82nd streets have been keeping the gardens, growing everything from flowers to vegetables for more than 20 years, according to one of the urban farmers, who declined to give his name.

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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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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST: Monday: Sunny. High 62. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Monday night: A few passing clouds. Low 44. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

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