Roosevelt Avenue

Jackson Heights, Corona get ‘taste’ of better living thru business improvement district
Jackson Heights, Corona get ‘taste’ of better living thru business improvement district
Business Angy Altamirano 5/27/2013 at 2:44PM

Businesses, property owners and residents along Roosevelt Avenue and Junction Boulevard are getting a taste of how being a business improvement district (BID) can improve their quality of life. Councilmember Julissa Ferreras announced sanitation and graffiti removal services for the areas. They come as part of her New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue, which promised a [...]

Police looking for two suspects in three gas station robberies
Police looking for two suspects in three gas station robberies
Police Angy Altamirano 3/23/2013 at 11:00AM

The NYPD is trying to find two suspects for three robberies of two gas stations in Jamaica and one in Flushing. According to police, in each incident the suspects drove to the gas station in a dark colored minivan, then the driver exited the vehicle, watched the locations and returned to the minivan. Afterwards, the [...]

82nd Street Partnership expands business improvement district
82nd Street Partnership expands business improvement district
News Angy Altamirano 3/21/2013 at 12:31PM

The 82nd Street Partnership will now extend all the way through 114th Street as part of the New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue announced by Councilmember Julissa Ferreras. “The 82nd Street Partnership is thrilled to announce this endeavor of expanding our business improvement district to include the major commercial corridors of Roosevelt Avenue, Junction Boulevard, 103rd [...]

‘New Deal’ to improve Roosevelt Avenue
‘New Deal’ to improve Roosevelt Avenue
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 3/21/2013 at 10:52AM

In order to revitalize one of the busiest strips in New York City, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras has announced a seven-point plan known as the “New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue.” “My community thought that anything nice didn’t belong to them, anything clean must not be for them and that is what this ‘New Deal’ is about, [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/24/2013 at 7:31AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 25 with a windchill as low as 3. Windy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Thursday night: Clear. Low of 12F with a windchill as low as 0. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph [...]

End of an era in North Korea: Kim Jong Il dies after nearly two decades in power
End of an era in North Korea: Kim Jong Il dies after nearly two decades in power
News Jay Lane 12/19/2011 at 8:51AM

End of an era in North Korea: Kim Jong Il dies after nearly two decades in power North Korea’s Communist leader Kim Jong Il, whose nearly two-decade reign of power was marked by nuclear threats against his neighbors and a stifling of freedoms for his own people, has died. North Korean television announced Sunday night that [...]

Flushing woman missing
Flushing woman missing
News Billy Rennison 12/09/2011 at 10:44AM

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a Flushing woman last seen a week ago. Judy Nam, 28, was last seen leaving her home on Roosevelt Avenue on Friday, December 2 at 3 p.m., according to police.  She was wearing blue jeans, a T-shirt and sneakers. Nam is 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighs 135 [...]

Jackson Heights pigeon poop a persistent problem
Jackson Heights pigeon poop a persistent problem
News Michael Pantelidis 12/07/2011 at 1:41PM

A Jackson Heights politician is fed-up with the foul fowl feces that shroud the face of the neighborhood’s premier subway station. Councilmember Daniel Dromm says he is perturbed by the pigeon poop problem casting a shadow over the 74th Street station on Roosevelt Avenue, which hosts the No. 7, “E,” “F,” “R” and “M” trains. [...]

Reyes flies south
Sports Michael Pantelidis 12/06/2011 at 1:27PM

Jose Reyes has stolen the hopes and dreams of every Mets fan faster than he swiped 370 bases for the club. The Mets’ all time leader in stolen bases has reportedly run from his nine-year home in Queens and flown south this winter after biting on a six-year, $106 million contract the new Miami Marlins [...]

Effort to keep Roosevelt Avenue clean
Effort to keep Roosevelt Avenue clean
News Michael Pantelidis 10/24/2011 at 12:05PM

Councilmember Julissa Ferreras is trashing old garbage pails that permitted refuse to overflow onto the sidewalks of Roosevelt Avenue. The councilmember joined New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) Comissioner John Doherty on October 18 to announce the installation of 14 new, high-end litter baskets along the Roosevelt Avenue business corridor. “Today’s announcement is just [...]