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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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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Free lunches for kids to be distributed at Queens libraries this summer


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Liam La Guerre

Twenty-two Queens Library locations, in partnership with the Department of Education, will be distributing free summer meals to children and teens 18 years and under from June 27 to August 29.

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Newly opened Rockaway YMCA to boost local economy


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos by Raymond Liang for the YMCA

The YMCA of Greater New York celebrated the opening of its new branch, Rockaway YMCA at Arverne by the Sea, on March 14 during a ribbon cutting with local elected officials and community leaders.

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