$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


By Queens Courier Staff

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


By Queens Courier Staff

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 &#8220Serving the […]

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Nursing home caregivers arrested for neglect of disabled resident in Far Rockaway


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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Three caregivers in Far Rockaway found themselves in handcuffs Wednesday after they allegedly dragged a disabled and bleeding nursing home resident and left him bleeding on the floor for over twenty minutes last October, authorities said.

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Homeowners urged to complete Build it Back applications before deadline


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Queens residents who have not fully completed Build it Back applications have until Tuesday, June 30, to submit any pending paperwork needed to receive funds for construction on new homes.

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Design workshops scheduled for Woodhaven/Cross Bay Select Bus Service plan


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYC DOT

The city Department of Transportation will hold the first of four public design workshops for the planned Woodhaven/Cross Bay Boulevards Select Bus Service system next Thursday night in Woodhaven.

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‘Healthy Living’ curriculum at some Queens schools teaches students smarter nutritional choices


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Youth tennis and education organization New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) and wellness company EmblemHealth have come together to build and launch a “Healthy Living” curriculum at 18 city schools to help students make smarter, more nutritional food choices.

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


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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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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