Tag Archives: 108th Street

Mixed-use building in Corona offered for $8.8M

| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield

One year after being completed and opened, a mixed-use building steps away from the 7 line in Corona is again open to potential investors on the real estate market.

Cushman & Wakefield is offering the four-story, 15,068-square-foot building located at 37-17/19 108th St. for $8.8 million. The structure includes 14 apartments ranging from studios to three-bedroom units, all of which are currently occupied. The ground floor features a presently vacant retail space.

Completed in mid-2014, the building features modern amenities including a central heating and cooling system. Each of the apartments have granite kitchen countertops, marble bathroom fixtures and hardwood floors.

What’s more, the structure is located just three blocks north of bustling Roosevelt Avenue and, above it, the 103rd Street-Corona Plaza station on the 7 line. The location ensures constant foot traffic from shoppers, visitors and residents alike.

“This property is a rare product in today’s market with great cash flow and high-quality construction,” according to the Cushman & Wakefield listing.

Stephen R. Preuss, executive director, is handling the sale.


Woman, 85, dies after being struck by school bus in Forest Hills; driver charged

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

A school bus driver was charged for striking an 85-year-old Forest Hills woman who died two months later, police said.

Jeanine Deutsch was trying to cross the intersection of 108th Street and 70th Road, less than a block from her home, at about 12:50 p.m. on Dec. 19, when a yellow International school bus hit her. According to police, the bus was attempting to turn right onto 70th Road from 108th Street when it struck the woman.

Deutsch was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in serious condition. She was pronounced dead on Tuesday.

The bus driver, Isaac Sanson, 47, was arrested and charged with failure to yield right of way, police said, which is now a misdemeanor rather than a traffic violation under Vision Zero law.


Bones discovered in Richmond Hill  

| ctumola@queenscourier.com


Authorities are investigating unidentified bones that were unearthed by a utility worker in Richmond Hill Tuesday morning.

A National Grid subcontractor was digging a trench at a site on 108th Street near Jamaica Avenue at about 11:10 a.m. when he found five pieces of bone that appear to be human, cops said.

Police were called and the medical examiner is investigating.


Suspect swiping checks from Queens mailboxes

| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

A suspect has been raiding Queens mailboxes for checks, then cashing them in for larger amounts of money, according to police.

Cops said eight thefts have taken place around Yellowstone Boulevard or 108th Street between Dec. 29 and March 22.

After the checks were removed from the mailboxes, they were each altered to a larger sum of money and deposited into ATMs, officials said. The suspect or suspects then take the cash from the accounts.

Police have released a photo of a suspect taken from a Bank of America ATM taken at 248 East Fordham Rd.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.