Take a guided walking tour of Jackson Heights this Sunday


| rmackay@queensny.org

Photo courtesy of Jackson Heights Beautification Group

This Sunday at noon, Kornblit Tours will lead a four-hour, guided stroll through Jackson Heights, focusing on the area’s architecture, history, sights, sounds, scents and tastes.

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PHOTOS: Jackson Heights celebrates 23rd annual Queens Pride Parade and Festival


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo by Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office/Gallery by Angy Altamirano

Under sunny skies, Jackson Heights was filled with color and music Sunday afternoon as the neighborhood celebrated this year’s Queens Pride Parade and Festival.

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Jackson Heights students raise $2K for Nepal earthquake victims


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the Garden School

A local nonprofit to benefit communities from Nepal received a $2,000 donation from the Garden School Key Club to go towards relief efforts after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in the South Asian country on April 25.

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Jackson Heights residents call National Grid a ‘bad neighbor’


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Residents on one Jackson Heights street are calling on National Grid to be a good neighbor and take care of “dangerous” holes left unattended for weeks after digging was started last month to work on gas pipe updates.

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Jackson Heights elementary school celebrates planting of Peace Poles


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Danielle Mahoney

Students at P.S. 212 in Jackson Heights are looking to spread the idea of peace throughout their community.

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$24K raised at Jackson Heights candlelight vigil for Nepal earthquake victims


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos by Pralay Rajbhandari

Jackson Heights and the surrounding communities have come together to show the victims of this weekend’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Nepal that they are not alone.

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Jackson Heights travel agency owner faces 15 years for customer fraud


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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A Jackson Heights travel agency owner is accused of stealing relaxing getaways and loads of cash from customers, some of whom she left stranded at the airport with canceled tickets, prosecutors said.

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


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File Photo

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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Selling Point: Retail property in Jackson Heights fetches $16.4 million and more sales


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Scott Bintner/ PropertyShark

A couple of buildings located on the Jackson Heights commercial strip and an apartment building with nearly 50 units in Flushing highlight this week’s big transactions in the borough, based on city records.

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