jamaica avenue

Liu fund raiser’s ‘cruel’ fate
Liu fund raiser’s ‘cruel’ fate
News Jay Lane 3/02/2012 at 9:27AM

Liu fund raiser’s ‘cruel’ fate A day after she was slapped with federal fraud charges for alleged illegal fund-raising on behalf of John Liu’s mayoral campaign, Jia “Jenny” Hou described New York as a “cruel city” and questioned who can be trusted. In a missive on her Chinese social-networking page, Hou, 25, told friends that [...]

One teen, two others shot on Jamaica Avenue
One teen, two others shot on Jamaica Avenue
News Billy Rennison 3/01/2012 at 5:35PM

One teenager and two 20-year-olds were shot on Jamaica Avenue in what was according to witnesses, likely gang-related activity. The shootings took place outside a Jamaica Avenue Wendy’s this afternoon at approximately 3 p.m. Two victims were shot in the leg, with one taking a bullet to the arm. The victims were a 17-year-old black [...]

Cops nab suspect in 11 armed robberies
News Billy Rennison 1/06/2012 at 11:12AM

Police have arrested and charged a suspect in a rash of recent robberies after being recognized during a routine traffic stop. After being pulled over for speeding on Tuesday, January 3, officers identified the suspect, Gregory Kennedy, as the man wanted for a robbery of a T-Mobile store on Jamaica Avenue. Kennedy was captured on [...]

City might close Cypress Hills Collegiate Prep
City might close Cypress Hills Collegiate Prep
News Steve Mosco 11/29/2011 at 12:58PM

Less than six years after opening its doors, a small school opened by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration might be on its way to closure. Cypress Hills Collegiate Prep (CHCP), which shares space in the Franklin K. Lane building with three other schools on Jamaica Avenue in Brooklyn, received some bad news along with a “D” [...]

Store vacancies in Queens hurt other businesses
Store vacancies in Queens hurt other businesses
News Alexa Altman 11/21/2011 at 11:40AM

Some stores along Queens’ prominent shopping streets have been abandoned, sitting vacant for months. Several landlords have posted hopeful “for rent” signs. Others remain completely empty. Officials from Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and Chambers of Commerce across Queens blame the nation’s foundering economy for the string of vacancies. Others insist that skyrocketing rents are causing [...]

Celebrating ‘Wonderful Woodhaven’
Celebrating ‘Wonderful Woodhaven’
News Queens Courier Photographers 10/18/2011 at 12:31PM

The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation’s Annual “Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival” was held on Sunday, October 16 on Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue. There were pony rides, games, food, entertainment and a variety of vendors with unique products.