$232M Arverne View Rockaway housing development reopens two years after Sandy


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy HDC and Kevin J. Laccone

Real estate firm L+M Development Partners and the city Housing Development Corporation cut the ribbon on the $232.3 million Arverne View housing complex in Rockaway on Monday, two years after the buildings were devastated by flooding from Superstorm Sandy.

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Arverne gets a supermarket


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

The Rockaways are booming. With the new Stop & Shop set to open in just a month – and employees being hired as we speak – Community Board 14 District Manager Jonathan Gaska said that the new store “will significantly enhance the economic development in the community and provide much-needed jobs.” “We’re very excited about […]

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Arverne by the Sea attracts first-time buyers


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Queens residents may not immediately associate beach-front property with their borough, but one real estate development partnership, Benjamin-Beechwood, is changing that perception with their $800 million project – Arverne by the Sea.  Nestled on the southern part of the Rockaway Peninsula, six distinct neighborhoods are underway with units ranging from $599,000 to $1 million. There […]

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Arverne by the Sea attracts first-time buyers


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Queens residents may not immediately associate beach-front property with their borough, but one real estate development partnership, Benjamin-Beechwood, is changing that perception with their $800 million project – Arverne by the Sea. Nestled on the southern part of the Rockaway Peninsula, six distinct neighborhoods are underway with units ranging from $599,000 to $1 million. There […]

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It’s Arverne with a ‘Y’


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

Thursday, November 9 marked a watershed for south Queens, with groundbreaking on a 30,000 square foot home for a new YMCA as part of a massive $1.4 billion real estate development in Arverne, at Beach 77th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Congress-member Anthony Weiner and others praised the project as “Serving the […]

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MTA bus driver charged after allegedly stabbing wife’s lover in Rockaways


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

POLICE TAPE

A city bus driver from Richmond Hill has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed his romantic rival in Arverne Tuesday afternoon, according to District Attorney Richard Brown.

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Real estate roundup: Transformation of Jamaica, Brooklyn residents join Astoria Cove protests


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre 

“Jamaica, once an overlooked and crime-ridden area in Southeast Queens, has been undergoing a transformation into a vibrant neighborhood, with a slew of new upscale apartment buildings, hotels and stores.”

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Op-ed: The latest attempt to improve safety and reduce aggravation on Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards


| oped@queenscourier.com

Metal structures hanging over sections of Woodhaven Boulevard having been popping up and I continue to hear from constituents with questions as to what they are, what will be done with them and what they can expect for the future of one of the busiest thoroughfares in the borough.

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