Convention center and 25-story hotel headed for Corona


| mchan@queenscourier.com

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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Board greenlights transient hotel in downtown Flushing


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo renderings courtesy of Fleet Financial Group

The developer of an 18-story building in downtown Flushing received a key nod to operate as a short-stay hotel. Community Board 7 voted 30-8 to approve a variance with conditions that would allow developer Fleet Financial Group to function as a transient hotel over a residential one at 42-31 Union Street. Guests are required to […]

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Diversity keeping Flushing strong


| bdoda@queenscourier.com

“Location, location, location,” said Peter Koo, regarding what keeps investors interested in a particular sector of real estate and as far as business leaders are concerned, Flushing has it all. The Flushing Business Improvement District (BID) led by Executive Director Dian Yu and Monroe College recently held the First Annual Downtown Flushing Real Estate Conference […]

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Groundbreaking for Flushing’s tallest tower


| bdoda@queenscourier.com

Guided by the sounds of thumping drums and a traditional Chinese lion dance, political and financial leaders from around the borough and city descended upon the site of what will become the tallest building in Flushing – the North Queens Medical Center. The 100,000 square foot, state-of-the-art glass tower – which will stand at 42-31 Union […]

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Groundbreaking for Flushing’s tallest tower


| bdoda@queenscourier.com

Guided by the sounds of thumping drums and a traditional Chinese lion dance, political and financial leaders from around the borough and city descended upon the site of what will become the tallest building in Flushing – the North Queens Medical Center. The 100,000 square foot, state-of-the-art glass tower – which will stand at 42-31 Union […]

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Groundbreaking for Flushing’s tallest tower


| bdoda@queenscourier.com

Guided by the sounds of thumping drums and a traditional Japanese dragon dance, political and financial leaders from around the borough and city descended upon the site of what will become the tallest building in Flushing – the North Queens Medical Center. The 100,000 square foot, state-of-the-art glass tower – which will stand at 42-31 […]

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‘Kings of Queens’ to be Honored


By Queens Courier Staff

The Queens Courier and Queens Business will host the 3rd Annual Kings of Queens Awards & Networking Event presented by American Airlines. This event will recognize Queens’ most influential men in business whose achievements and participation in many community activities throughout the years has helped the city grow. The event will take place Thursday, October […]

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Seventh Annual ‘Top Women in Business’ honorees


By Queens Courier Staff

The Queens Courier, Queens Business Today and more than 800 people will gather once again at the American Airlines 7th Annual Top Women in Business Networking Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 2 to honor New York Metro area women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership within their business and local communities. To purchase tickets online click […]

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Queens helps Israeli Red Cross


| nrosenberg@queenscourier.com

As Israel began its assault on the Gaza Strip two weeks ago in retaliation for heavy rocket fire from the area, a fleet of 400 ambulances was mobilized in Israel’s south. With four or five Palestinian-launched rockets and mortars reportedly crashing into cities and towns like Sderot, Ashdod and Ashkelon each day, 40 emergency vehicles […]

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Helping Patients Understand


By Queens Courier Staff

When the blue WellCare RVs roll through the streets of several Queens communities, they stop traffic. Not because of their immense size or bright blue hue, but because it is clear that the vehicles come with a purpose—to educate residents on their options for affordable, comprehensive healthcare and provide preventative medical assistance to low-income families […]

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Queens Debates


By Queens Courier Staff

Local resident Charles Thompson has a personal stake in the issue of slavery reparations now being hotly disputed by judges and legislators across the country, including in Queens. "My forefathers were slaves to the white man," said Thompson, lamenting the profits reaped from the subjugation of his ancestors. "What goes around should come around. The […]

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