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Op-ed: Why a Business Improvement District will help our business
News Op-Ed 7/29/2014 at 12:21PM

As a small business owner on Roosevelt Avenue, I understand what it is to a run mom-and-pop shop in this neighborhood. My parents immigrated to Queens and set up the business I currently run. For over a decade, our business has served as our family pride and our lifeline, and we have called Roosevelt Avenue our home.

Queens businesses brace for LIRR strike impact
Queens businesses brace for LIRR strike impact
Northeast Liam La Guerre 7/16/2014 at 4:10PM

The potential LIRR work stoppage, which could start on July 20, would not only strand thousands of commuters, but also hurt small businesses in Queens like Ahmed Iftikhar’s newsstand, which depends on LIRR service for customers.

Op-ed: Landlords to RGB and de Blasio: Ice the rent freeze
News Op-Ed 6/23/2014 at 9:44AM

All signs are pointing to a rent freeze when the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) convenes this Monday (June 23) to vote on the percentage increase that building owners of 1 million rent-stabilized apartments in the five boroughs can charge their tenants on one- and two-year leases.

Flushing market driving expansion in Northern Queens
The Commercial Real Estate Report Stephen R. Preuss 6/17/2014 at 5:53PM

For years Flushing has been a real estate mecca but recently it has become a main target for foreign investors outside of Manhattan. Flushing offers lower prices than Manhattan, with high density and great small business national credit potential.  Retail in Flushing has become not only competitive but has served as the basis for expansion [...]

Queens: Your best destination for the World Cup
Queens: Your best destination for the World Cup
News Queens Courier Staff 6/11/2014 at 12:52PM

Soccer, or football as it’s known everywhere but in the U.S., is the world’s favorite sport — and every four years the planet is transfixed as the top national teams from around the world gather to crown a champion at soccer’s World Cup. 2014 is a World Cup year, and this year the month-long, 32-team competition will take place in Brazil starting Thursday.

12th Annual Top Women in Business Awards draws nearly 1,000
12th Annual Top Women in Business Awards draws nearly 1,000
News Queens Courier Staff 5/22/2014 at 2:55PM

This year The Queens Courier’s 12th Annual Top Women in Business Awards & Networking event at Terrace on the Park broke records as close to 1,000 people came out to celebrate the accomplishments of the leading women of the Queens business world.

Water rates a hidden tax
Letters Letters 5/01/2014 at 10:27AM

While acknowledging the need to pay for our City’s water infrastructure, it is totally unfair that the water fee paid has become greater than the amount needed to maintain the former system. The water rate increases, amounting to a hidden tax, have placed an unfair burden on middle class New Yorkers, homeowners and small businesses. These costs have a [...]