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[Update with pics] Cuomo wants convention center, table gaming for Aqueduct Racino
[Update with pics] Cuomo wants convention center, table gaming for Aqueduct Racino
News Steve Mosco 1/06/2012 at 9:10AM

There were two major points in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State speech that everyone saw coming, both of which have a lot to do with Queens. During his speech on Wednesday, January 4, the governor formally introduced the idea of legalizing full table gaming in New York State, which would mean big news [...]

[Update] Queens postal center to remain open – for now
[Update] Queens postal center to remain open – for now
News Steve Mosco 12/14/2011 at 10:18AM

Elected officials joined union representatives and several community leaders to deliver a clear message to the United States Postal Service (USPS) — don’t even think about closing Queens’ distribution center. And for now, it seems the USPS got the message. Just days after State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Congressmember Joseph Crowley led a rally [...]

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 [...]

Could dozens of Walmarts be coming to Queens?
Could dozens of Walmarts be coming to Queens?
Business Billy Rennison 9/27/2011 at 7:31PM

A recent study estimated Walmart could open over 150 stores in New York City – 43 in Queens alone – if the retail giant is allowed to enter the New York City market. ALIGN, a New York-based nonprofit, released a study after analyzing Walmart’s market share in the grocery industry – 21 percent – and [...]