Map: Where recent college grads can afford rent in Queens


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Minas Styponias

A new study released Wednesday by real estate website StreetEasy shows, through an interactive map, in what neighborhoods recent graduates will be able to find affordable apartments as they begin a life of independence in the Big Apple. Some areas in the “World’s Borough” have been pointed out as leading contenders.

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Five smallest condos in Queens for sale  


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy StreetEasy and Modern Spaces

Condos are becoming more popular in western Queens neighborhoods, such as Long Island City and Astoria, as developers seek to maximize profits in a market with increasing land values and high construction costs.

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As Landmarks Law turns 50, Queens will celebrate ‘Landmarks Month’


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Asha Mahadevan

To mark five decades since the city enacted legislation protecting its most historic places, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced events to celebrate “Landmarks Month” across Queens this April.

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Buildings Department authorized nearly 4,900 Queens units in 2014: report


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The Department of Buildings authorized about 4,900 units in 448 buildings in Queens last year, a jump of 64 percent from 2013 when the department approved 3,161 units, according to a New York Building Congress analysis released Thursday.

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Queens native starts campaign to fund Dennis Hopper’s final film


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of "The Last Film Festival"

One filmmaker is turning to Kickstarter and the Queens community she grew up in to help put the finishing touches on what will be known as the late Dennis Hopper’s last movie, filmed completely in the “World’s Borough.”

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