Jackson Heights

82nd Street Partnership unveils restoration of historic Jackson Heights building
82nd Street Partnership unveils restoration of historic Jackson Heights building
West Angy Altamirano 12/18/2013 at 4:06PM

The 82nd Street Partnership gathered with representatives from the City’s Department of Small Business Services (SBS), Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), community leaders, groups and merchants on Tuesday, December 17 to unveil the restoration of a historic building at 82-01 Roosevelt Avenue.

Workers left unemployed for Christmas after Trade Fair abruptly closes
Workers left unemployed for Christmas after Trade Fair abruptly closes
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/17/2013 at 3:33PM

Rafael Polanco is going to have to tell his two children that Christmas this year might come without presents.
The East Elmhurst resident, along with 49 other union workers, all lost their jobs on Tuesday, December 10 when the Trade Fair Supermarket on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights closed its doors abruptly without giving the workers any notice.

Jackson Heights Girl Scouts give back for the holidays
Jackson Heights Girl Scouts give back for the holidays
West Angy Altamirano 12/16/2013 at 2:16PM

The Junior Girl Scouts Troop 4208 in Jackson Heights, ages 10 and 11, got together on Saturday, December 14 at St. Marks Church to distribute handmade holiday food baskets and restock the church’s food pantry.

Famous Famiglia opens at Jackson Heights subway station
Famous Famiglia opens at Jackson Heights subway station
Business Angy Altamirano 12/09/2013 at 4:31PM

Famous Famiglia pizzeria opened its doors on Monday, December 9 at the subway station on 75th Street and Roosevelt Avenue together with local elected officials, family and friends. The pizza chain beat out a total of 12 other proposals which vied to call the vacant 4,000-square-foot space home in 2010, after the MTA advertised a new request for proposals. Famous Famiglia won and signed a lease in 2011.

Op-ed: The spirit of giving
News Op-Ed 12/08/2013 at 2:37PM

COUNCILMEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS Every year, the holiday day season gives us an extra special opportunity to reflect upon our blessings and take time to give back to those we love. With Chanukah just ending and Christmas and Kwanzaa fast approaching, it’s clear that the spirit of giving is already in the air – almost everywhere [...]

Jackson Heights fire injures four, displaces families
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/05/2013 at 10:39AM

An early morning fire in Jackson Heights Wednesday left four families displaced and injured four. The two-alarm blaze broke out around 2:30 a.m. on the second floor of a two-story building on Roosevelt Avenue near 80th Street, said the FDNY, and was under control about an hour later. Fire officials said four people received minor [...]