Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights lights up for the holidays


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Photo Courtesy Councilmember Daniel Dromm's Office

Councilmember Daniel Dromm gathered with local elected officials, groups and residents at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights on Sunday to light the plaza’s 16-foot holiday tree.

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Jackson Heights plaza to get $500K in enhancements


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One Jackson Heights plaza is getting a little extra help to fully shine in the community. Councilmember Daniel Dromm recently announced he will allocate $500,000 in capital funds for enhancements to the 37th Road Pedestrian Plaza known as Diversity Plaza. “Diversity Plaza has become an integral part of our community,” said Dromm. “These improvements will […]

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Potential plans for Corona Plaza released


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Renderings courtesy of The RBA Group

Corona residents and business owners got a first look into the future of Corona Plaza. Before 2012, Corona Plaza, located on Roosevelt Avenue between National and 104th Street, was a busy area filled with trucks, traffic and no open space. After the Queens Economic Development Corporation (EDC) partnered with the Queens Museum, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras […]

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Open call for Queens-based LGBTQ performing artists for Jackson Heights concert


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Flushing Town Hall is looking for LGBTQ entertainers to help kick off Pride Month in Jackson Heights this June with music, words and the performing arts.

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Video: Queens residents share how to say ‘I love you’ in seven languages


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Screenshot via YouTube

The first video of a series, looking to bringing awareness to public plazas throughout the city, gives a taste of the different ways Queens residents say “I love you,” just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Candlelight vigils held around Queens for slain officers


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

Communities around Queens came together, holding emotional candlelight vigils to show their respect for the two NYPD officers who were murdered last week and to express sympathy for their families.

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Real estate roundup: Inside the Hallets Point deal, what’s with the new structure on Parsons Boulevard?


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Photo courtesy of Lincoln Equities Group, LLC

“The Durst Organization is projected to spend about $130 million to acquire three parcels where it plans to build a massive $1.5 billion residential and commercial development known as Hallets Point in Western Queens.”

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Jackson Heights to celebrate arts during day-long festival


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Photo by Carlos Martinez, Hibridos Collective

Jackson Heights will bloom with the arts on the first day of summer.

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Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars makes $10K donation to local charities, groups after holiday pub crawl


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Photos Courtesy of Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars

After collecting $ 10,000 in monetary and toy donations after the Second Annual Sunnyside Santathon pub crawl for charity, Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars made its first toy donation on December 12 at the United Forties Civic Association Holiday at St. Teresa’s Church in Woodside.

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First Ridgewood Artists Coalition exhibit opens Sunday at Glendale brewery


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Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

The Ridgewood Artists Coalition (RAC) will hold its first exhibit, titled “The Ridgewood Artists Spring Showcase,” at Glendale’s Finback Brewery from this Sunday through April 26.

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$1.2M to reconstruct park in Jamaica


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

The Parks Department broke ground this week to help clean up the park. Under the $1.2 million project, crews will remove invasive plants in the northern half of the park and replant with native ones that will help to combat the erosion of the area.

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Queens: Your best destination for the World Cup


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Soccer, or football as it’s known everywhere but in the U.S., is the world’s favorite sport — and every four years the planet is transfixed as the top national teams from around the world gather to crown a champion at soccer’s World Cup. 2014 is a World Cup year, and this year the month-long, 32-team competition will take place in Brazil starting Thursday.

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