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Food Fight: Bayside biz say food carts hurt
Food Fight: Bayside biz say food carts hurt
Business Melissa Chan 5/03/2012 at 11:02AM

Bayside business owners say mobile food vendors that are popping up in the area and setting up shop near established eateries may be carting revenue away from them. According to Sammy An, owner of Cue Bar on Bell Boulevard, a piggybacking Halal food cart vendor’s 24-hour service has robbed him of income. “I keep seeing [...]

Deal Is Near to Develop Willets Point
Deal Is Near to Develop Willets Point
News Jay Lane 5/03/2012 at 10:30AM

The Bloomberg administration is nearing a deal with the Related Cos. and a real-estate firm controlled by owners of the New York Mets to build a retail and residential development on a gritty swath of Queens near Citi Field, according to people familiar with the matter. But the tentative deal to develop Willets Point isn’t [...]

Clipping coupons for a cause
Clipping coupons for a cause
News Alexa Altman 5/02/2012 at 1:30PM

A distinctly domestic activity is helping support soldiers overseas. Richmond Hill South Civic celebrated hitting their goal of sending $1 million worth of coupons to soldiers and their families at the group’s April 26 meeting, honoring the 40 people who diligently clipped coupons for the cause. The project began five years ago when Richmond Hill [...]

Grover Cleveland spared: Now the work begins, say teachers
Grover Cleveland spared: Now the work begins, say teachers
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 5/02/2012 at 11:51AM

As dozens of students, faculty, supporters and alumni stepped to the microphone during Grover Cleveland High School’s public hearing last month — determined to have their voices heard — many were resigned to the fact that their shouts would fall on deaf ears. But their raucous rallies were heard loud and clear. Hours before the [...]

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Jamaica Rotary applauds cops
Jamaica Rotary applauds cops
News Alexa Altman 5/01/2012 at 10:46AM

Law enforcement officials, Rotary members and civic group leaders assembled in a reception hall at Villa Russo on Wednesday, April 25 for the Jamaica Rotary’s monthly meeting to discuss current matters and celebrate the outstanding work of local police officers. From the 102nd Precinct, officers Christopher Valand and Pablo DeJesus received recognition for their takedown [...]

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Hear That? It’s the Queens housing boom
News Michael Pantelidis 4/27/2012 at 11:19AM

With economies around the world foundering, the Queens housing market appears to be floating just fine. According to data from the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Queens had the most home sales of any borough in the first quarter of this year with 2,919 – representing a 13 percent increase from last year. [...]

Bayside Bid Battle Brewing
Bayside Bid Battle Brewing
News Michael Pantelidis 4/27/2012 at 11:06AM

A business battle is brewing in Bayside. Store owners on Bell Boulevard attended a meeting on April 18 organized by Gregg Sullivan – the former director of the Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID) – to address concerns about the current state of the organization. During the meeting, the BID members in attendance voted to [...]