Some small business owners, residents continue to say ‘no’ to BID in Jackson Heights, Corona


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Some residents and business owners are asking the community to vote no to the expansion that would bring a business improvement district (BID) to the communities of Jackson Heights and Corona.

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New organization created to unify merchants around Corona Plaza


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A group of Corona merchants have come together to create a unified voice for a beloved pedestrian plaza.

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Flushing Willets Point Corona LDC


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Since its inception in 2007, the Flushing Willets Point Corona LDC has committed itself to addressing two of Flushing’s most vexing issues: surging levels of congestion that apply equally to mass transit, the sidewalks, and the roadways, and an acute shortage of affordable housing, particularly as it concerns Flushing’s large and increasingly vulnerable senior population. […]

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Corona: Location, location, location


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Located between Jackson Heights and Flushing, Corona is a Queens neighborhood that is enjoying a renaissance. Nestled north of the Long Island Expressway and directly west of amenity-laden Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, it combines excellent access with a great quality of life. Corona is also changing. Developers have already announced a major three part project. Starting […]

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Corona man arraigned in child porn bust


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A Corona man has been arraigned on charges involving promoting and possessing child pornography after he allegedly lured young girls through the Internet by convincing them they were playing a game, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Monday.

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Corona immunization clinic set to close once again


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It’s déjà-vu for two major immunization walk-in clinics as the city renews its plans to close the sites by the end of the month, according to union leaders.

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Star of Queens: Jean. C. Silva, president, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy


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Jean. C. Silva is the president of the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy, a civic association that is dedicated in preserving, restoring and maintaining the natural, historic and cultural integrity of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

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Convention center and 25-story hotel headed for Corona


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Renderings courtesy of Fleet Financial Group

Fleet Financial Group plans to build a massive convention center and a luxury hotel and apartment complex in Corona, near Citi Field.

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Man found dead in Corona home


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A 27-year-old unidentified man was found dead inside a Corona home early Sunday morning, police said. Police found him in a third floor bedroom at 108-62 42 Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. on December 1 after responding to a call of a “foul odor” inside the home. There are no arrests at the time, and […]

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Corona to benefit from $800K Chase gift to Neighborhood Plaza Partnership


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Photos courtesy of Councilmember Julissa Ferreras’ Office

Corona Plaza has received a helping hand, along with other public plazas around the city,  to become cleaner, greener and part of the community. Councilmember Julissa Ferreras gathered with local representatives, Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and residents on Tuesday to announce an $800,000 leadership gift from Chase to the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership […]

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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, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths


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It was the final straw, and now the Jackson Heights and Corona communities are saying no more. Family members of traffic accident victims, local elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday night to set off the inaugural action known as “Three Children Too Many.” The group marched down Northern Boulevard, then 82nd Street, stopping to […]

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