$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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Borough president secures millions for south Queens library renovations


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Queens Library

Three public libraries in southern Queens will receive much-needed improvements through $9.5 million in funding that Queens Borough President Melinda Katz secured, it was announced on Monday morning.

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Rockaway pair convicted on murder and kidnapping charges


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Two 29-year-old Queens men have been convicted of second-degree murder and other charges in the brutal April 2012 stabbing death of a man who had begun a relationship with the estranged wife of one of the defendants.

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17 indicted following Queens auto theft ring bust


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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A two-and-a-half-year investigation resulted in charges for 17 individuals involved in a major Queens-based auto theft and “title washing” ring, where high-end vehicles were swiped off city streets and even from dealerships, officials announced Thursday.

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Reputed Rockaway street gang members cuffed for murder, assault plots


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

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Thirteen alleged members of a Far Rockaway-based street gang found themselves in handcuffs Wednesday for an indictment charging them with various violent crimes including conspiring to murder and assault rival groups, prosecutors announced.

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


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com


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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