Corona to benefit from $800K Chase gift to Neighborhood Plaza Partnership


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Photos courtesy of Councilmember Julissa Ferreras’ Office

Corona Plaza has received a helping hand, along with other public plazas around the city,  to become cleaner, greener and part of the community. Councilmember Julissa Ferreras gathered with local representatives, Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and residents on Tuesday to announce an $800,000 leadership gift from Chase to the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership […]

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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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New Jackson Heights plaza to help revitalize neighborhood


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Photos courtesy the 82nd Street Partnership

A new Jackson Heights community plaza is bringing color and flowers to an area where two recent daytime murders left business owners and residents concerned for their safety. The 82nd Street Partnership and Councilmember Julissa Ferreras announced the formation of the temporary 90th Street plaza under the No. 7 train at the intersection of 90th […]

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Free Wi-Fi in LIC expected to bring new business to neighborhood


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Long Island City is going wireless. Late last month, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced new plans to continue expanding wireless and broadband connectivity in New York City. These initiatives include free public Wi-Fi access in the five boroughs and evaluating broadband connectivity in office buildings. “If New York City is going to remain competitive in the […]

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Awards, networking at LIC Partnership breakfast


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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. […]

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LIC Partnership hosts real estate breakfast


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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 […]

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Fifth annual music, art street festival coming to Sunnyside


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Photos courtesy of Sunnyside Shines

The streets of Sunnyside will be alive with the sound of music and art this summer.

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Flushing Willets Point Corona LDC


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Since its inception in 2007, the Flushing Willets Point Corona LDC has committed itself to addressing two of Flushing’s most vexing issues: surging levels of congestion that apply equally to mass transit, the sidewalks, and the roadways, and an acute shortage of affordable housing, particularly as it concerns Flushing’s large and increasingly vulnerable senior population. […]

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Op-ed: The spirit of giving


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COUNCILMEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS Every year, the holiday day season gives us an extra special opportunity to reflect upon our blessings and take time to give back to those we love. With Chanukah just ending and Christmas and Kwanzaa fast approaching, it’s clear that the spirit of giving is already in the air – almost everywhere […]

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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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7 train suspension lifted for LIC weekend of events


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There is a little light at the end of the tunnel for No. 7 train users.

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Op-ed: Making a BID for the Jackson Heights-Corona commercial corridor


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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 […]

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Some small businesses won’t back BID in Jackson Heights, Corona


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THE COURIER/ Photos By Angy Altamirano

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 […]

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Op-Ed: BID will improve quality of life, economics


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BY SETH TAYLOR Earlier this year, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras announced a “New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue,” a holistic seven-point plan that aims to revitalize what is widely known as one of New York City’s most bustling, yet uncared for, commercial corridors. Among the seven points is the creation of a “better business environment.” To accomplish […]

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Jackson Heights’ Dunningham Triangle to be revamped


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alexa Altman

Jackson Heights’ Dunningham Triangle is blossoming, sprouting with seeds planted by local residents. The 82nd Street Partnership united with the Partnership for Parks — a subdivision of the City Parks Foundation — to revamp a 2,000-square-foot piece of land in the heart of Jackson Heights, assisted by suggestions from citizens. “We looked at Dunningham Triangle […]

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