Business

Better than ‘goals’
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Queens Courier Staff 1/19/2012 at 4:51PM

I am sick of goals and goal experts. You know, the people that spam you around the first of the year proclaiming they are the ones who can “help you” get to the next level. They have the magic “goal achievement formula.” All you have to do to achieve your goals is pay the sender [...]

Trashy situation along Liberty Avenue
Trashy situation along Liberty Avenue
News Melissa Chan 1/10/2012 at 9:14AM

Business owners are bearing the brunt of the burden as overflowing garbage cans and household debris continue to litter Liberty Avenue. “People seem to think — when they see a trash can — that they can dump all of their garbage from home there. They think they have the right to do that. It’s frustrating,” [...]

Long Island City on Ice
Long Island City on Ice
Business Alexa Altman 11/10/2011 at 11:20AM

Anyone looking to play a little puck in the city should body check on down to City Ice Pavilion on 32nd Place. Newly appointed Director of Youth Programs at City Ice Pavilion in LIC, Alexis Moed, has big plans for the community hockey center. Moed, a former player herself, hopes to expand the hockey program [...]

Will door close on Maspeth company?
Will door close on Maspeth company?
News Billy Rennison 10/27/2011 at 2:41PM

After 50 years in the community, a Maspeth manufacturer may be headed for “greener” pastures out of state that provide more financial incentives. Karp Associates, a third-generation manufacturing company, is leaving its current Maspeth location after losing their property to Eminent Domain. Though Karp, which manufactures and distributes access doors, has received offers to relocate [...]

RKO Keith Theater develops
RKO Keith Theater develops
Business Steve Mosco 10/19/2011 at 4:11PM

The rebirth of the RKO Keith Theater is more reality than Hollywood fantasy – reports that it will be redeveloped into apartments and shops are based on a true story. Developer Patrick Thompson purchased the Flushing landmark for $20 million and plans to restore the historic lobby while building a 17-story tower with stores, 357 [...]

Leaders wary of businesses opening near Aqueduct Racino
Leaders wary of businesses opening near Aqueduct Racino
Business Melissa Chan 10/05/2011 at 2:36PM

Pawn shop and bar owners in South Ozone Park are looking to cash in on their own jackpot once the city’s first casino opens for business. The stores have been sprouting up on Rockaway Boulevard and owners say it’s the perfect time and place to set up shop. “Why open up a bar here? To [...]

Flushing mail center may close
Flushing mail center may close
Business Jay Lane 9/27/2011 at 9:13PM

Due to drastic declines in mail volume, state and nationwide, the Queens Processing and Distribution Center in Flushing may be closed or consolidated, according to the United States Postal Service (USPS). The center — the only one in Queens under study — is responsible for sorting and distributing mail throughout Queens. It joins 255 other [...]