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Department of Buildings reviewing Flushing Commons permit
Department of Buildings reviewing Flushing Commons permit
Northeast Melissa Chan 10/24/2013 at 11:07AM

Developers of the long-stalled $850 million Flushing Commons project have filed their first permit with the city’s Department of Buildings, according to Crain’s and city officials. A DOB spokesperson said the department received and will review an application from TDC Development International and The Rockefeller Group. The near decade-old project will bring housing and retail [...]

Concern in College Point over police tow pound
Northeast Melissa Chan 10/03/2013 at 9:35AM

College Point leaders fear crumbling roads in an already congested neighborhood will not be able to handle a new police tow pound that “magically appeared” out of nowhere. State Senator Tony Avella said NYPD tow trucks have been bringing cars in and out of College Point Corporate Park for more than two weeks without first [...]

Bayside developer to turn vacant Flushing property into mixed use development
Bayside developer to turn vacant Flushing property into mixed use development
Northeast Melissa Chan 12/26/2012 at 9:35AM

A Bayside developer has been tapped to transform a vacant Flushing property into a mixed use development. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced it has selected Success 88 LLC, headed by Betsy Mak, to turn an abandoned site at 135-15 40th Road into 12,000-square-feet of community, commercial and retail space. “Flushing continues [...]

Courier hosts Power Breakfast on future of LIC’s tech boom
Courier hosts Power Breakfast on future of LIC’s tech boom
Networking Events Terence M. Cullen 10/12/2012 at 10:16AM

Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), made clear that as business sectors based in the city move forward, technology will become more crucial. “As we like to say at EDC: whereas in the past the technology industry was a sector; increasingly, today, the economy itself is the tech sector.” [...]

‘Don’t sell out’: Brooklyn holdouts’ message to Willets Point owners
‘Don’t sell out’: Brooklyn holdouts’ message to Willets Point owners
News Melissa Chan 9/28/2012 at 8:07AM

The battle against the behemoth billion dollar Barclays Center has long been lost for some Brooklynites, but leading opponents of the project are hoping the war waged against the city will be won in Willets Point. “Fight to the bitter end,” said Donald O’Finn, one of 14 Brooklyn plaintiffs that took state developers to court [...]

Start-ups flock to Queens
Start-ups flock to Queens
News Alexa Altman 8/14/2012 at 12:41PM

Tech start-up companies, escaping steep Manhattan rents and expanding Queens-born businesses, are setting up shop in Long Island City. “It has a pioneering and innovative spirit,” said Coalition for Queens founder Jukay Hsu of the neighborhood’s energy. The creator of the non-profit organization, responsible for fostering the tech community in the borough through raising awareness [...]