New owners of the Pilling Real Estate building, which was built in 1931, plan to transform it into a mixed-use apartment building.
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.
The only gas station in Bay Terrace, a Gulf and Dunkin Donuts combo outlet located near the Bay Terrace Shopping Center on Bell Boulevard, is set to close on August 28, after developer Cord Meyer decided not to renew a lease with the station’s owner.
MTA officials and LIRR unions came to a tentative agreement Thursday, avoiding a workers’ strike which would have stranded 300,000 commuters daily.
An arts center in Ridgewood is applying for a liquor license. Okay, sounds like Williamsburg so far. But while it wants to serve alcohol for its weekend music shows, the owners also want to make more money so that they can continue to offer free services on weekdays to the local community — especially the intellectually disabled.
Officials from the Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID), which plans to conduct a feasibility study to expand the Bayside municipal lot on 41st Avenue, are hoping to erect a forward-thinking innovative garage that people want to park in and be in, they explained in an annual meeting on Monday.
Not only will 300,000 riders be denied LIRR service in the event of a strike, but the work stoppage could cost up to $50 million each day in economic activity, New York State Comptroller Thomas Di Napoli said Tuesday.
The United States Postal Service intends to consolidate up to 82 facilities, including its Queens’ center on 20th Avenue, beginning January 2015 to continue its plan to cut losses. The initiative is projected to save the cash-strapped delivery service more than $3.5 billion in the next five years, according to the USPS, but politicians and union representatives are against downsizing the Queens facilities.
Officials broke ground Monday on Flushing Commons, a massive nearly $1 billion mixed-use residential and commercial development that will transform more than five acres of land in downtown Flushing.
Building up may be the best way to build up Bayside businesses, and Councilman Paul Vallone allocated $20,000 for a study to solve the parking problem near Bell Boulevard, which many residents and business owners say is the No. 1 issue in the community.