New makeup studio in South Jamaica hopes to make customers feel like royalty


| amatua@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Instagram/Vanitee_Suite

High school friends and longtime Jamaica residents Shanda Evans and Madegine Gauthier have created a makeup studio that embodies Marie Antoinette-era decor and the hustle of rapper Lil’ Kim.

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Road conditions at dangerous railroad crossing concern Maspeth business owners


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

Road conditions at the railroad crossing located on Maspeth Avenue and Rust Street, where a crash between a locomotive and tractor-trailer occurred earlier this month, were a main concern voiced during Thursday’s Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) meeting.

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Job fair to take place at JFK Airport on July 31


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Aviation job fair flyer

The job fair, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will offer job-seekers the chance to explore and apply for a wide variety of careers, specifically careers in aviation and the airport industry.

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LIC business community: BID expansion ‘a necessity’ for neighborhood growth


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Members of the Long Island City business community say the proposed plan to expand the existing business improvement district is a necessity in helping the area become more inviting and attractive.

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Tour of Richmond Hill highlights the Indo-Caribbean community’s needs


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Ridgewood Times/Photos by Anthony Giudice

The Indo-Caribbean population and culture in Richmond Hill is booming, and as a result the residents are in need of programs and institutions that bring them together as a community

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DOT commissioner headlines Myrtle Avenue BID meeting in Ridgewood


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

The city’s top transportation official touted ongoing traffic initiatives during the 27th Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) yearly meeting on Tuesday night in Ridgewood.

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Jamaica Hills Merchants Association looks to foster local business growth


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Google Maps

Businesses in Jamaica Hills have gained new advocates in the Jamaica Hills Merchants Association, a new group formed through the efforts of Councilman Rory Lancman and the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

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Myrtle Avenue BID pushes for dedicated trash pickup service


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

File photo

Full and overflowing public wastebaskets are a common sight on Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood, and the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) is looking to do something about it.

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Special event set to help save Forest Hills Barnes & Noble


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The Forest Hills Barnes & Noble, which could close in January due to an expiring lease, will be hosting a customer appreciation day event on Sunday to draw attention to its fight to remain in the neighborhood.

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