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Queens: Your best destination for the World Cup
Queens: Your best destination for the World Cup
News Queens Courier Staff 6/11/2014 at 12:52PM

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.

Op-ed: Making a BID for the Jackson Heights-Corona commercial corridor
News Op-Ed 11/08/2013 at 12:51PM

SETH BORNSTEIN In Queens, we take tremendous pride in where we live, work and play. Whether we are in Corona, Elmhurst, Flushing or Jackson Heights, each community is unique with distinctive charms. Each neighborhood’s face is its commercial shopping district, where we buy goods, dine, stroll, and meet friends. It’s like going into “town” whether [...]

Jackson Heights plaza to get $500K in enhancements
West Angy Altamirano 10/23/2013 at 11:02AM

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 [...]

Some small businesses won’t back BID in Jackson Heights, Corona
Some small businesses won’t back BID in Jackson Heights, Corona
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 9/12/2013 at 11:22AM

Some business owners are saying no to the expansion that would bring a business improvement district (BID) to the Jackson Heights and Corona area for fear of losing what makes the community diverse. The 82nd Street Partnership, a non-profit group promoting the current local BID covering four blocks and over 160 businesses, announced in March [...]

Potential plans for Corona Plaza released
Potential plans for Corona Plaza released
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 9/04/2013 at 1:38PM

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 [...]

Locals showcase work at Jackson Heights Arts Festival
Locals showcase work at Jackson Heights Arts Festival
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 6/25/2013 at 3:20PM

BY BENJAMIN FANG The arts took to the streets in Jackson Heights this past weekend. Hundreds of community members attended the Jackson Heights Arts Festival on Saturday as over 30 local artists, from writers to painters, showcased their work. Organized by Hibridos Collective, an interdisciplinary collaborative co-founded by Carlos Martinez and Beatriz Gil, the arts [...]

Awards, networking at LIC Partnership breakfast
Awards, networking at LIC Partnership breakfast
Business Samuel Lieberman 6/27/2012 at 12:36PM

The Long Island City Partnership hosted its annual Business Improvement District (BID) meeting last week, and over breakfast, attendees networked and discussed the betterment of the flourishing neighborhood. Keynote speaker George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company Inc., stated the importance of New York’s hospitality industry, calling New York the nation’s premier port of entry. [...]