Pols call for Northern Boulevard to be included in mayor’s Vision Zero initiative


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with other elected officials and traffic safety advocates Thursday to call for Northern Blvd. to be added as one of the 50 locations in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative.

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New Jackson Heights metal benches along Northern Boulevard


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Photo Courtesy Councilmember Daniel Dromm

Residents and visitors walking along Northern Boulevard now have 13 new spots to take a break. Councilmember Daniel Dromm announced he had allocated $7,000 for Community Board 3 (CB3) to remove broken-down wooden benches down Northern Boulevard and replace them with 13 new metal benches as part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) CityBench program. […]

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DOT lifts parking restrictions along Northern Boulevard following complaints


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

JOHANN HAMILTON The community has spoken, and they have been answered. There have been increasing complaints from business owners as well as neighborhood residents that the parking restrictions on certain blocks along Northern Boulevard are more of a hindrance than a benefit. Because of this, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will be […]

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Conti’s, a star along Northern Boulevard


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Conti's restaurant

Northern Boulevard in Little Neck hosts some of the finest restaurants in the New York metropolitan area. A star among this galaxy is Conti’s, at 249-11 Northern Boulevard. A warm welcome by partner Alessandro was the opening to a very pleasant and relaxing dining experience. With subdued music supplied by keyboardist Lynn and pleasant lighting, […]

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Ecuadorians celebrate along Northern Boulevard


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The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the revelers at the Queens Ecuadorian Day parade. On Sunday, August 2 in celebration of Ecuador’s bicentennial, hundreds of people waved their yellow, blue and red flags along the stretch of Northern Boulevard from 69th to 90th Street while braving the torrential downpour. The dozens of floats – […]

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On Friday, April 25 at 2 p.m., Bayside Library will present Global Youth Service Day 2008 Project. Get involved with GYSD 2008 and join its Youth Give Back Team at Queens Library at Bayside to create handmade gifts for seniors. Help make a difference and join students between the ages of 5 to 17, April 18 to May 2, Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The library is located at 214-20 Northern Boulevard. For more information, call 718-229-1834.


By Queens Courier Staff

On Friday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m., Cambria Heights Library will present FitKids. A program for youth that promotes healthier lifestyles through nutrition and fitness. Ages 7 to 13 are introduced to healthy alternatives to junk food and also taught low-impact exercises. Preregistration is required. The library is located at 218-13 Linden Boulevard. For more […]

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DOT to implement Slow Zones on Northern and Queens boulevards


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The city’s Vision Zero traffic safety plan will be implemented at two highly trafficked Queens thoroughfares where collisions have claimed more than 20 lives in the last six years, officials said.

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Traffic light needed on Northern Blvd.


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The Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) located at 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, is a great place to learn about ecology and the need to protect and preserve our planet. The Center sees over 62,000 people a year including 40,000 children. Many of those children arrive by school bus on weekdays on class trips. The problem […]

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Flushing market driving expansion in Northern Queens


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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 […]

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Northern Queens development update


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Renderings courtesy of NY YIMBY

As 2014 gets into full swing the development frenzy in northern Queens continues to thrive. Last year we saw announcements throughout Flushing of mega-mixed use project developments and hotel properties.  Major developments included the Willets Point Urban Renewal project, the Flushing Commons development, and multiple hotels along the major roadways in Flushing. As a recap, […]

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Northern Queens: A detailed look at the 2013 marketplace


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As expected, 2013 turned out to be another positive year for the commercial sales marketplace.  We saw activity, pricing, sales volume, lending and just about any other relevant metric either reflecting 2012 numbers or exceeding them.  The driving forces of the overall demand has preceded to be the steady lack of available product throughout the […]

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Bell Boulevard to partially close this Sunday for “Weekend Walk”


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

Parts of Bell Boulevard will be closed off to traffic this Sunday for a multi-block party, city and local officials said. The Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID) will hold its first ever “Weekend Walk” on September 29 from noon to 5 p.m. There will be free fitness classes, dance performances, music acts and specials […]

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Easier parking may mean better biz on Rockaway Boulevard


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

The city’s lift of parking restrictions may drive business back to stores along Rockaway Boulevard. According to Senator Joseph Addabbo, the Department of Transportation (DOT) removed “No Standing” restrictions along the busy commercial corridor in Ozone Park. The formerly designated curbside travel lane — from along the northern side of Rockaway Boulevard between Cross Bay […]

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Bell Boulevard still waiting to be paved


| bdoda@queenscourier.com

Frustrated motorists and shopkeepers on Northern and Bell Boulevards want their road back. After the Department of Transportation (DOT) milled the popular Bayside streets close to a month ago, they have become a mine-field of bumps, barriers, holes, rocks, sewer-covers and dust. Councilmember Dan Halloran told The Queens Courier that in order to lay asphalt, […]

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