Op-ed: Why a Business Improvement District will help our business


| oped@queenscourier.com

As a small business owner on Roosevelt Avenue, I understand what it is to a run mom-and-pop shop in this neighborhood. My parents immigrated to Queens and set up the business I currently run. For over a decade, our business has served as our family pride and our lifeline, and we have called Roosevelt Avenue our home.

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Jackson Heights, Corona get ‘taste’ of better living thru business improvement district


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Councilmember Julissa Ferreras

Businesses, property owners and residents along Roosevelt Avenue and Junction Boulevard are getting a taste of how being a business improvement district (BID) can improve their quality of life. Councilmember Julissa Ferreras announced sanitation and graffiti removal services for the areas. They come as part of her New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue, which promised a […]

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82nd Street Partnership expands business improvement district


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Logo Courtesy of the 82nd Street Partnership

The 82nd Street Partnership will now extend all the way through 114th Street as part of the New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue announced by Councilmember Julissa Ferreras. “The 82nd Street Partnership is thrilled to announce this endeavor of expanding our business improvement district to include the major commercial corridors of Roosevelt Avenue, Junction Boulevard, 103rd […]

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Sunnyside gets a Business Improvement District


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Although the mayor’s signature on a bill that gave Sunnyside a Business Improvement District (BID) was expected, business owners in the area can now reap the benefits of an area designated as a BID. Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially signed a bill on Wednesday, September 5 that designated 92 properties along Queens Boulevard from 38th Street […]

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LIC business community: BID expansion ‘a necessity’ for neighborhood growth


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Members of the Long Island City business community say the proposed plan to expand the existing business improvement district is a necessity in helping the area become more inviting and attractive.

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Ridgewood civic focuses on bike lanes and local businesses


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TIMES NEWSWEEKLY/Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Transit, tenants and trees took center stage during a three-part presentation hosted by the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association on Thursday at the Ridgewood Older Adult Center.

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Participatory budgeting winners announced for District 27


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

Councilman I. Daneek Miller announced on Tuesday the winners of Participatory Budgeting in District 27, which includes Jamaica, St. Albans, Cambria Heights, Hollis, Queens Village and Addisleigh Park.

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Queens commuters and business owners unhappy over shutdown of city’s mass transit during storm


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The city’s subways and buses are back on track after this week’s snowstorm, but frustration over the mass transit shutdown is lingering on like piles of dirty snow left over from the blizzard.

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Five Jamaica small businesses to receive $95K city grant to upgrade facades


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

The Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District (BID) announced it will divide a $95,000 grant from the city’s Small Business Services department (SBS) among five businesses on the boulevard for projects that revitalize storefronts.

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Great Neck Plaza to be turned into $2,500 scavenger hunt for Small Business Saturday


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District

On Nov. 29, the Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District (BID) will be holding a scavenger hunt in the shopping district to boost the local economy and celebrate Small Business Saturday, an initiative by American Express to encourage shoppers to go local and buy holiday gifts in smaller stores.

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Bayside’s small businesses tell film industry to take five


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Photo via Facebook/GreggSullivan

The Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID) wants the city to put a temporary stop on granting filming permits to movie and show makers using Bayside as a shooting location.

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Sunnyside launches borough’s first ‘Bike Friendly Business District’


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer's Office

The bicycle wheels are going round and round in Sunnyside. On Saturday, the neighborhood became Queens’ first “Bike Friendly Business District.”

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Some small business owners, residents continue to say ‘no’ to BID in Jackson Heights, Corona


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Some residents and business owners are asking the community to vote no to the expansion that would bring a business improvement district (BID) to the communities of Jackson Heights and Corona.

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