Pearl Jam fans to hold fundraiser at Kew Gardens bar in ongoing efforts to bring band to Queens


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Danny Clinch/Flickr Creative Commons

Pearl Jam fans are holding a fundraiser at Austin’s Ale House in January , as part of a push to raise money for a crowdfunded attempt to get the 90s band to play at Forest Hills Stadium.

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Great Neck Plaza to be turned into $2,500 scavenger hunt for Small Business Saturday


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Photo courtesy of the Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District

On Nov. 29, the Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District (BID) will be holding a scavenger hunt in the shopping district to boost the local economy and celebrate Small Business Saturday, an initiative by American Express to encourage shoppers to go local and buy holiday gifts in smaller stores.

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Astoria 8-year-old wins young inventor award for monster toy line


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Photos courtesy of Black family

Lyla Black is the founder of Lyla Tov Monsters – plushy, handmade toys that are the “guardians of a good night’s sleep” – and on Nov. 21 she was awarded the Young Inventor of the Year at the 7th Annual Toy & Game Inventor Awards in Chicago, Illinois.

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New mixed-use LIC building at Vernon Boulevard partially revealed


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Construction work has already begun for a new mixed-use building at the corner of 50th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, but now there’s a slightly clearer picture of what the structure will look like.

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City Council passes Astoria Cove development project


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Rendering courtesy of STUDIO V Architecture

The City Council voted overwhelmingly to approve the Astoria Cove mega development on Tuesday, clearing the way for the major land use project.

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Flushing groups urge city to seek community input on redevelopment plans


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Photo courtesy of Flushing BOA

Flushing is no stranger to development but local business owners and groups are skeptical about Mayor de Blasio’s recent announcement to turn an industrial and polluted section of Flushing into a residential area.

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Jackson Heights primary care program aimed at low-income, immigrant women


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Photos courtesy of Grameen PrimaCare

Grameen PrimaCare, a New York City-based organization looking to provide high-quality, affordable and comprehensive access to healthcare, opened its first primary care and health promotion program in Jackson Heights at 82-11 37th Ave. this past September.

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Broker of the Week: Susanna Hof, Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty


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Photo courtesy of Susanna Hof

Veteran broker Susanna Hof has deep roots in Forest Hills, where real estate has been part of her family for generations. Hof recently spoke to Real Estate Editor Liam La Guerre about the residential market in Forest Hills.

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