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Queens Republicans peace talks –too little, too late
Penner's Pen Larry Penner 7/21/2014 at 1:19PM

After decades of internal civil wars for control of the Queens County Republican Party, the most recent factions sat down for peace talks.  Sadly, it is too little too late. With the recent indictments of both GOP Councilmember Dan Halloran and Queens County Republican Party Vice Chairperson Vincent Tabone, NYC Councilman Eric Ulrich is now [...]

Flushing market driving expansion in Northern Queens
The Commercial Real Estate Report Stephen R. Preuss 6/17/2014 at 5:53PM

For years Flushing has been a real estate mecca but recently it has become a main target for foreign investors outside of Manhattan. Flushing offers lower prices than Manhattan, with high density and great small business national credit potential.  Retail in Flushing has become not only competitive but has served as the basis for expansion [...]

The circle of life
The circle of life
Victoria's Secrets Victoria Schneps 6/13/2014 at 11:00AM

One of my favorite shows, “The Lion King,” has a powerful song that has special meaning for me, especially this past week. It’s “They Live in You.” The lyrics are, “Have faith … they live in your reflection … they live in you.” It helped me to get through the past week and helped my [...]

Council members should use mass transit
Letters Letters 5/15/2014 at 5:35PM

Why not amend NYC Council member Dan Garodnick’s bill requiring employers with 20 or more workers to sign up for transit checks to also include all 51 NYC council members, along with several hundred council staff? Council member Garodnick and his 50 colleagues can all give up their free parking spaces at City Hall. They [...]

Readers continue to share their World’s Fair memories
Readers continue to share their World’s Fair memories
News Queens Courier Staff 5/08/2014 at 12:40PM

In anticipation of NYC Parks’ World’s Fair Anniversary Festival, which will be held in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday, May 18, readers of The Queens Courier have been sharing their World’s Fair memories and memorabilia with us.

No way to treat a veteran
Letters Letters 5/08/2014 at 11:57AM

A Bronx principal named Jennifer Joynt gave Iraq Marine veteran Christopher Moll, who is a special-education teacher at Throgs Neck middle school, an unsatisfactory rating. This is due to his absences over his National Guard service. She also said she would not be able to pay him for his time invested and he will have [...]

Happy 180th anniversary Long Island Rail Road
Penner's Pen Larry Penner 4/29/2014 at 12:56PM

Let us all wish a happy 180th anniversary to the Long Island Rail Road. On April 24, 1834, the Long Island Rail Road was officially chartered by the State of New York. In 1900, the Pennsylvania Railroad bought a controlling interest as part of its plan for direct access to Manhattan which began on September [...]