The owner of three commercial sites scattered in Oakland Gardens and Briarwood sold the properties for more than $23.7 million, according to real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, which handled the transaction.
Police are looking for two men wanted in connection with two robberies on Saturday. According to the NYPD, the first robbery occurred at approximately 12:25 a.m. in the vicinity of 58th Road and 138th Street in Flushing. The two suspects approached a 22-year-old male victim, placed him in a chokehold, displayed a firearm and then […]
Commuters in Briarwood say poor planning by the state has left them hanging two years after ongoing construction at a major subway station first started marring the community. Civic leaders in the area called for better communication from the state’s Department of Transportation (DOT), during an August 25 rally at the Briarwood-Van Wyck subway station […]
A city investigation pinned a previously problematic deli grocery store in Briarwood with only one violation after multiple residents complained the store was selling “loosie” cigarettes and packs of smokes to minors. Community Board 8 filed a complaint against the 84th Deli Grocery to the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) this April, according to […]
An antique picture of Luigi Riso sits in his grandson Raymond’s office in Bayside. The mustached Riso is well-dressed in the fading photo. Riso, an Italian immigrant who came to New York by way of Argentina, was working as a carpenter when he started L. Riso & Sons Co. Inc. in 1912. His sons, Vincent […]
Highlighting a century of progress, the Briarwood Organization continues its work on important new projects. To mark its first 100 years, the fourth-generation, family-owned company has begun construction on Briarwood Plaza II, a Class-A office building located at 36-29 Bell Boulevard, with 24,000-square-feet of prime space. “Our first office building, Briarwood Plaza at 36-35 Bell […]
The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will add new street lights to parts of Briarwood including around the subway station to prevent future acts of property crime in the neighborhood. The addition set to occur in the fourth quarter of 2011, was initiated by City Councilmember James F. Gennaro of the 24th district […]
The highly-motivated students of a Briarwood junior high school demonstrated the fruits of their education - from rhetoric to robotics - at a technology fair recently. The fair, held on Monday, January 28 at J.H.S. 217, the Robert A. Van Wyck School in Briarwood, was the first of two events to be held this year, […]