France has gotten a bad rap over the years with the story that its residents are not only unfriendly, but downright hostile to tourists. That peaks with the feeling that Parisians are in the forefront of the disdain. “Don’t take offense if a Parisian disses you,” commented a travel writer. “They don’t even like other […]
State Sen. Tony Avella has joined the opposition to the planned conversion of an emergency homeless shelter at the former Pan American Hotel into a permanent facility due to what he called “horrendous” conditions at the site.
The Department of Homeless Services is proposing a five-year, $42 million contract with Samaritan Village Inc. for the proposed homeless shelter at the former Pan Am Hotel in Elmhurst, according to city records.
Community Board 8 denied support for Sephardic Congregation’s variance application to add a third floor on its Kew Gardens Hills building, and members blasted the temple’s leadership for the 15 Department of Buildings violations it has.
The former TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport may be closer to turning into a chic boutique hotel. Ron Marsico, a spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, which controls the TWA structure, said that it’s negotiating with a developer about building a hotel at the location. According to the Wall […]
Travelers, prepare for takeoff! This spring, American Airlines (AA) will introduce three new international routes from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). “New Yorkers are international travelers – whether for business or leisure travel – and we’re excited to add these three great destinations to our schedule,” said Jim Carter, AA Vice President, Eastern Sales […]
The Queens Courier is taking a look back at the year gone by, from the inauguration of a new mayor to the horrifying derailment of an F train under Queens Boulevard. The year saw more political ups and downs, tragedies and celebrations. Our high school basketball teams were champions and Queens was named the best place to visit in the nation.