Plans resume to turn historic T Building into affordable housing


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

A proposal to turn the historic T Building on Queens Hospital Center’s grounds into 206 units of affordable housing has resumed after several years of missteps and controversy, according to local leaders and a politician.

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Forest Hills Tudor co-op complex getting $5M in repairs


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Photo courtesy of Christopher Bride/ PropertyShark 

The Tennis View Apartments at 4 Dartmouth St., which were built in 1917, according to a representative at National Cooperative Bank (NCB), have deteriorating roofs. The co-op recently borrowed the money from NCB to revitalize the roofs and modernize the elevators.

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New Elmhurst luxury rental building The Elm West revealed


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Renderings courtesy of Pi Capital Partners 

The developer of The Elm East, an Elmhurst luxury building located at Broadway and Queens Boulevard, has revealed renderings for a project planned across the street that it is calling The Elm West.

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Northern Queens parents gain no traction during meeting with BP Katz over school program


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Lisa Fusco and a growing number of parents are building a case for the creation of gifted and talented programs for middle schools in their district. During a meeting with Katz and education officials on Wednesday, the parents were told that the district’s superintendent was the only one with the power to extend the program from its limited elementary school reach to middle school.

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Subway entrance renovations under Kew Gardens Interchange completed


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Photos courtesy of New York State Department of Transportation

The city completed reconstruction of the Briarwood-Van Wyck subway entrance on Tuesday as part of a $265 million project to improve an area where four highways intertwine and 500,000 vehicles pass through every day.

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Four busted for drifting at Flushing Meadows Corona Park


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They may have been “Fast and Furious,” but four daredevil drivers ripping through a Queens park weren’t fast enough to escape from the police.

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BP Katz recommends against controversial Kew Gardens Hills synagogue expansion


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Borough president Melinda Katz recommended against the expansion of the Sephardic Congregation of Kew Gardens Hills on Wednesday, citing the possible disturbance it would cause for the community.

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MTA improvement plan may benefit restoration of Rockaway Beach Rail Line


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South Queens has one of the longest commute times to Midtown Manhattan out of any area in the five boroughs. But changes may soon be made as part of a new study released by the Metropolitan Transit Authority that could undermine a proposal to turn an unused Queens rail line into a park.

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See it: Remodeled Elmhurst co-op The Continental Park selling fast


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Renderings courtesy of The Continental Park 

Thirty percent of the 79 renovated units are already in contract after just six weeks, according to representatives of the building, although construction on the property won’t be completed until next year.

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


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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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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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Renewed hope for cleaning up Flushing’s waters


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Councilman Peter Koo and Commissioner Emily Lloyd of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) met deep underground on Tuesday to tour the Flushing Bay Retention Facility, which serves as a storage area for raw sewage and is meant to keep the sewage from entering Flushing Creek, but can only hold so much.

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