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 […]
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 […]
“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.”
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
A group of experts recently gathered to discuss a “booming” topic – the Long Island City real estate market. LIC Partnership hosted a real estate breakfast on May 15 at the U.N. Federal Credit Union, located at 24-01 44th Road, during which a panel of specialists spoke about the various industrial and residential developments expanding […]
Democratic Club meeting KEW GARDENS HILLS – The JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens will have guest speaker Henry M. Calle give a presentation at their board meeting about the dangers of bedbugs. Calle is a certified Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) instructor and an Environmental Health educator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). […]
Artwork on display LONG ISLAND CITY – On September 15, LaGuardia Community College will officially launch what will be an ongoing series of original works by its Fine Arts alumni who are at varying points of their post-LaGuardia careers, from beginning to completing their undergraduate degrees, to having completed their MFAs. The kick-off show […]
Having worked in the area more than 20 years ago, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly told a packed 102nd Precinct Community Council meeting that “this neighborhood is much better [now] than it was [then]. They’re [the 102nd Precinct] doing a terrific job.” Kelly was the meeting’s special guest on Wednesday night, October 21, where, in […]