Backpacks donated to children of Pan American Hotel homeless shelter


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Councilman Daniel Dromm’s office

School-aged children living at the Boulevard Family Center in the former Pan American Hotel are all set for their first day of school.

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Elmhurst residents say no to homeless shelter at Pan-American Hotel


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by Salvatore Licata

Hundreds of protestors flocked to the Pan-American Hotel in Elmhurst to push back on the city’s initiative to house more homeless families in the neighborhood.

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Sen. Avella calls conditions at proposed Pan Am permanent shelter ‘horrendous’


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

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.

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Pan Am homeless shelter violates laws, says opponent


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

One Elmhurst grassroots organization is claiming the conditions at the proposed permanent homeless shelter at the former Pan American Hotel are breaking the law.

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City seeks $42M contract for Pan Am homeless shelter


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

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.

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Protestors demand better housing for Pan American homeless shelter residents


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Asha Mahadevan

Demands were made and tears were shed Wednesday morning at a protest outside the Pan American Hotel homeless shelter in Elmhurst, but this one was different from other protests of the past few months.

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Families at Pan American homeless shelter reportedly bused to movies during third protest


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Residents of the controversial Pan American Hotel homeless shelter were kept away from protestors during another rally against the opening of the site, according to a published report.

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Elmhurst residents confront homeless families over controversial hotel shelter


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirao

A face-to-face confrontation erupted between homeless families and protestors Monday night over a controversial shelter at an Elmhurst hotel.

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Board votes against Kew Gardens Hills synagogue expansion


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

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.

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Upscale hotel may land at JFK


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo by Evan P. Cordes

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 […]

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American Airlines expands JFK flights


By Queens Courier Staff

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 […]

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Hotels and Lodging


By Queens Courier Staff

Hampton Inn-JFK 144-10 135th Ave. Jamaica NY 11436 718-322-7500 800-426-7866 718-322-7933 www.hamptoninn.com Adria Hotel & Conference Center 221-17 Northern Blvd Bayside NY 11361 718-631-5900 1-800-272-3742 718-279-9080 www.adriahotelny.com reservations@adriahotelsny.com Howard Johnson Express Inn at JFK Airport 153-95 Rockaway Boulevard Jamaica NY 11434 718-723-6700 800-446-4656 718-527-6300 www.hojo.com/jamaica14939 Holiday Inn-JFK 144-02 135th Ave. Jamaica NY 11436 718-659-0200 800-692-5350 […]

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Stringer criticizes DHS for handling of homeless shelter placement process


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos by Salvatore Licata

Amid ongoing controversy over several Queens homeless shelters, the city comptroller has said the Department of Homeless Services is “failing” in the way it deals with homelessness throughout the five boroughs.

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Peralta offers foreclosure help


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Help is on the way. That was the message Assemblymember Jose Peralta touted at a recent announcement that more workshops and even some extra funding would soon be coming to homeowners in his district that are facing the possibility of foreclosure. “Today the housing market bubble has burst mostly because of the predatory loans,” Peralta […]

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