Astoria and LIC among Queens stops recommended for East River Ferry expansion


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of the East River Ferry

The East River Ferry may soon be making more stops in Queens, according to a report released by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).

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Floating photo exhibit featured aboard East River Ferry


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of East River Ferry/United Photo Industries

East River commuters have some new scenery to look at when travelling. A new photo installation series is now on display on three East River Ferry vessels. “Drawn to Water: A Floating Photographic Exhibition” will run for four months on the boats, with a new set of photos opening monthly. “Through the lens of talented […]

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Celebrate East River Ferry’s milestone


| letters@queenscourier.com

You can learn a lot from the past, when numerous ferries operated to and from lower Manhattan and other locations around NYC. Let us celebrate as East River Ferry ridership reaches the one million mark. Our waterways are an underutilized natural asset that can offer significant transportation alternatives for thousands of New Yorkers. Most of […]

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Rockaway ferry service extended through Labor Day


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Rockaway residents rejoice: ferry service has now been expanded through to Labor Day. The weekday ferry service between the Rockaways and Lower Manhattan will continue to operate on its current schedule, now all the way through early September. “Continuing [the ferry’s] operation through Labor Day weekend is critical in addressing transportation needs and an integral […]

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Rockaway Ferry service extended for at least six more weeks


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Though the A train is returning to the Rockaways tomorrow, the ferry is still going to continue, at least until July. Rockaway Ferry weekday service between the peninsula and Manhattan has been extended for the next six weeks, with the possibility of continuing through Labor Day weekend, city officials announced Tuesday. The ferry will also […]

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Schumer pushes for expanded ferry service to Astoria


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NY Waterway

Senator Charles Schumer has asked the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to prioritize funding to bring the East River Ferry to Astoria, the Upper East Side and Brooklyn Bridge Park. “The East River Ferry expansion project can become a ‘Nerd Boat’ that connects our rapidly-expanding tech hubs like Dumbo and […]

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Ferry Services are a Wave to the Future


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

You can learn a lot from history when numerous ferries operated to and from lower Manhattan.  Our waterways are an underutilized natural asset which can offer significant transportation alternatives for thousands of New Yorkers. Most of our existing public transportation and roadways are already operating at or above capacity. New ferry services can be implemented far more […]

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Waterfront tower that hugs LIC Pepsi sign begins leasing


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of The Marino Organization

The Long Island City waterfront is welcoming new residents. The luxury apartment tower 4610 Center Boulevard, a 26-story building which curves around the iconic Pepsi-Cola sign by the East River, has begun leasing apartments.

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Clyde Vanel latest to enter race for Malcolm Smith’s Senate seat


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

File photo

The race for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat is widening with new contender Clyde Vanel. He joins attorney Munir Avery to try and snag the Senate seat from Smith, who was arrested last April for corruption charges.

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LIC resident teaches how to be healthy and happy


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Joe D’angelis

Healthy-living guru Cassandra Bodzak wants to help everyone have their cake and still look good too. Bodzak, 26, is currently a happy, healthy living guru and an Institute for Integrative Nutrition health coach who runs GoSweetandSkinny.com, a website filled with healthy and yummy recipes, helpful tips and information.

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Expansion announced for overcrowded I.S. 125 in Woodside


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Overcrowding may soon be one less problem to solve at one Woodside school. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with other elected officials, School Construction Authority (SCA) representatives, the school administration, parents and students to announce the expansion of I.S. 125.

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NYC airports experience most delays during recent extreme weather


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The latest spell of extreme weather left thousands of delays and cancellations at airports across the country, but New York City area airports were hit particularly hard, according to an analysis by the Global Gateway Alliance.

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Last weekend for the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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It’s not too late to take a trip down to the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market and pick up your last minute holiday gifts for friends and family. And while you’re there, try the world of different foods and take part in hands-on activities. Thousands of visitors from near and far have visited the […]

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LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market: One-stop shopping and family fun


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market kicked off the season with a successful weekend full of holiday fun, as people shopped for friends and family, while indulging in food from all over the world. Thousands of visitors, from near and far, came to the Holiday Market inside the warehouse, located at the corner of […]

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