Business

Community concerned about crowded Cambria Heights’ Campus Magnet High School
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 6/26/2013 at 2:24PM

Parents and students worry that adding another school to Cambria Heights’ Campus Magnet High School could crowd artistic minds. The high school is home to four separate schools, all geared towards enhancing students’ artistic and professional ambitions. There is the Humanities and Arts Magnet High School; Law-Government High School; Business, Computer Applications and Entrepreneurship (BCAE) [...]

DOE: Students can transfer out of failing schools
DOE: Students can transfer out of failing schools
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 2/18/2013 at 1:22PM

Students in failing city schools will be allowed to transfer, the Department of Education said. The city is in the process of phasing out 39 struggling schools. The Panel for Educational Policy will vote in March on whether to phase out another 22, including three in Queens. The transfer option will give students a chance [...]

Queens schools may be phased out
Queens schools may be phased out
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 1/08/2013 at 4:01PM

For months, the Department of Education (DOE) had been evaluating city schools’ progress reports, noting those that were in danger of closing. The process is continuing, and now several Queens schools could possibly be phased out. This process, which eliminates one grade at a time from the troubled schools, will be finalized after a vote [...]

Op-Ed: Western Queens business growth fuels our economy
Business Queens Courier Staff 12/23/2012 at 1:49PM

BY SENATOR MIKE GIANARIS Western Queens is home to a growing number of large and small businesses that have aided in our neighborhood’s economic recovery. I am proud to be an advocate for job creation in western Queens, whose diversity makes us one of the most welcoming neighborhoods in the country, as well as a [...]

Business owners get help after Sandy
Business owners get help after Sandy
Business Terence M. Cullen 11/19/2012 at 1:49PM

With some of their shops damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy and unsure where to go for help, business owners were finally able to find out what options are available to them. Several agencies set up camp at Resorts World New York City on Friday, November 16 to help owners of south Queens get the [...]

Businesses struggling to rebuild after Sandy
Businesses struggling to rebuild after Sandy
Business Alexa Altman 11/13/2012 at 2:51PM

Local businesses already struggling in a tough economy are determined to bounce back from Sandy. Shop owners along Cross Bay Boulevard swept dirt and debris from their stores, pumping water from drenched basements in the days after the storm. Angelo Gurino, owner of Howard Beach landmark Ragtime, said pre-storm preparation saved his business from significant [...]

Businesses of south Queens
Businesses of south Queens
Business Queens Courier Staff 10/27/2012 at 9:53AM

Though neighborhoods change, over the years these businesses have been the backbone of the community. Auction Outlet of Queens 95-04 Liberty Avenue, Ozone Park 718-641-5872 Open since 1968, Auction Outlet of Queens, in Ozone Park, serves the community for all home decorating needs. Founded and still run by the Leistein family, Auction Outlet sells home [...]

Business is backbone of Bayside community
Business is backbone of Bayside community
Business Sweetina Kakar 10/21/2012 at 6:45AM

Though neighborhoods change, over the years these businesses have been the backbone of the community. VIPizza 43-02 Bell Boulevard 718-229-9311 This Bayside-based pizzeria has been located in the neighborhood on the same corner of 43rd Street and Bell Boulevard for over 50 years. Known for its upside down and buffalo slice, along with great customer [...]

Breakfast looks at economic outlook
Breakfast looks at economic outlook
Business Terence M. Cullen 10/20/2012 at 7:39AM

At many levels of the economy, there are several things entrepreneurs and financiers should be conscious of as the country continues its recovery. This was the theme of the several speakers who addressed businessmen and women on Tuesday, October 2 at an economist breakfast at Citi Tower in Long Island City. The talk featured economists [...]