Jackson Heights-Corona BID shows potential for a cleaner, safer Roosevelt Avenue


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There has been conflicting opinion on the new proposal for the Business Improvement District (BID) along Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights-Corona. This portion of Roosevelt Avenue is one of New York’s most immigrant-rich communities, and lays claim to hundreds of Latino-owned small businesses. It is actually the most culturally diverse zip-code in the entire county. […]

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Jackson Heights man arrested for fatal Roosevelt Avenue shooting


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A Jackson Heights man has been arrested and charged for the murder of another man on Roosevelt Avenue. According to the NYPD, on Friday, September 20 at approximately 5:54 p.m., after responding to a report of a man shot at 80th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, police found Ivan Rodriguez, 33, of Corona in front of […]

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82nd Street Partnership unveils new look for Roosevelt Avenue


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Renderings courtesy of 82nd Street Partnership

Take a look at what the 82nd Street Partnership has in store for Roosevelt Avenue. On Wednesday, June 19, the group revealed streetscape renderings for public spaces within the Jackson Heights-Corona Business Improvement District (BID) expansion area. In March, the 82nd Street Partnership announced plans to expand its BID to include corridors of Roosevelt Avenue, […]

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‘New Deal’ to improve Roosevelt Avenue


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In order to revitalize one of the busiest strips in New York City, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras has announced a seven-point plan known as the “New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue.” “My community thought that anything nice didn’t belong to them, anything clean must not be for them and that is what this ‘New Deal’ is about, […]

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Effort to keep Roosevelt Avenue clean


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Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Julissa Ferreras Councilmember Julissa Ferreras, Department of Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty, Douglas Marsiglia, chief of cleaning operations, Assemblymember Francisco Moya and Senator Jose Peralta (left to right) stand around one of the 14 new litter baskets placed along the Roosevelt Avenue business corridor.

Councilmember Julissa Ferreras is trashing old garbage pails that permitted refuse to overflow onto the sidewalks of Roosevelt Avenue. The councilmember joined New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) Comissioner John Doherty on October 18 to announce the installation of 14 new, high-end litter baskets along the Roosevelt Avenue business corridor. “Today’s announcement is just […]

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Roosevelt Avenue repaved in Woodside


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The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is smoothing things over with residents of Woodside. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced the completed resurfacing of a crucial stretch of Roosevelt Avenue, between 51st and 58th Streets in Woodside. The councilmember emphasized the need to repave the highly-trafficked area due to […]

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Enjoy Roosevelt Avenue at Midnight


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Roosevelt Avenue became a completely different place when the sun went down and out came arepas, chuzos and transvestites on Saturday, August 21. During the first annual Midnight Crawl, over 180 people arrived at the Manuel De Dios Unanue Triangle at 83rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue to explore everything Roosevelt Avenue had to offer. Language […]

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Bring a job center to Roosevelt Avenue


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Day laborers have always existed, but different groups within the community are now persecuting them. As a result, many prejudices and stereotypes have been formed against the hard working community. On May 7, 2001, we formed the first job center in New York in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn for about 75 day laborers. This […]

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South Of The Border On Roosevelt Avenue


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The wilted balloons drooping behind running children, the crowd of people craning their necks to see a street performer dancing wildly with a mannequin to salsa music, the smell of hot corn on the cob slathered in mayonnaise and various meats tucked into tacos and drowned in hot saucea passerby might swear theyre witnessing a […]

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Call Roosevelt the ‘Avenue of Accidents’


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Queens Boulevard may be the “Boulevard of Death,” but an advocacy group has set its sights on other Queens roadways in dire need of pedestrian safety improvements. In particular, the group, called Transportation Alternatives, highlighted Roosevelt Avenue after 74 pedestrians were injured and two killed in 2004 on the street, which stretches from Flushing to […]

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Illegal Street Vendors vs. Roosevelt Avenue Merchants


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The people who live and have businesses along Roosevelt Avenue have a common complaint. It is the dozens of illegal street vendors who create a flea market atmosphere every weekend, and negatively impact their businesses, and the tranquility of their neighborhood. “On weekends, Roosevelt Avenue, Warner Street and Junction Boulevard are full of illegal vendors. […]

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Temporary A train service suspension between Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach Wednesday


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There will be no A train service on Wednesday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach because of emergency track work, according to the MTA. Free shuttle buses will be available as alternatives. Shuttle buses marked “Express” will operate in both directions nonstop between Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach. […]

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