Another Astoria waterfront warehouse for sale, likely to become condos


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Massey Knakal

The owner of another Astoria waterfront site with potential for a large development could sell the property for four times its last selling price as the neighborhood continues its hot streak.

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Astoria face and body painter brings out inner child with colorful designs


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of The Cheeky Chipmunk

Lenore Koppelman, 39, is the owner and artist behind The Cheeky Chipmunk, offering face and body painting for every occasion from birthdays to corporate events.

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Manhattan man faces 11 years in prison for robbing three elderly Queens women


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A Manhattan man will soon be sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to two separate Queens home invasions, involving three women, one as old as 97, according to the district attorney’s office.

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Flushing community criticizes modern look of planned building


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Renderings courtesy of Raymond Architecture

Great Wall Supermarket, on Northern Boulevard and Leavitt Street, will be replaced next year by a glass-clad, 11-story building after the supermarket’s owners decided to not renew the lease, according to city records.

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Western Queens gets greener: park officials


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Photo by Valerie Medoff

Western Queens has gotten greener these past four years with a project that has planted more than 1,000 new trees — and the program will just keep growing.

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Work finished on Howard Beach welcome triangle


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

Back in the summer months, the Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic Association put the project to beautify the triangle on their to-do list. At first, they hoped to gather a couple of volunteers to clean up the area, but they were astonished by the overwhelming donations they received that enabled them to give the triangle a makeover.

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The challenge of buying in Jackson Heights: Q&A with Michael Carfagna


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Michael Carfagna, principal and founder of MPC Properties LLC, has been selling real estate in Jackson Heights for the past 16 years. He recently spoke to Real Estate Editor Liam La Guerre about the inventory issue in the neighborhood.

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