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Pols want to speed up bike share expansion in western Queens
Pols want to speed up bike share expansion in western Queens
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 5/17/2013 at 9:04AM

With the much-anticipated Citi Bike Share scheduled to begin by the end of the month, local politicians are calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to speed up expansion into western Queens. On May 9, DOT set the Citi Bike Share’s start for the week of Memorial Day for annual members who sign up by [...]

City breaks ground on Hunter’s Point South project
City breaks ground on Hunter’s Point South project
West Angy Altamirano 3/12/2013 at 2:25PM

The first shovelful of dirt was slung last week on what will be the city’s biggest new affordable housing complex since the 1970s. On Monday, March 4, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, public officials and representatives from firms involved in building Hunter’s Point South broke ground on the first phase of construction that will bring the first [...]

Kaufman Astoria Studios to expand, add outdoor movie set
Kaufman Astoria Studios to expand, add outdoor movie set
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 3/07/2013 at 11:04AM

Looking to bring more of Hollywood into the borough, Kaufman Astoria Studios is expanding this summer beyond its doors and into the outdoors. The expansion, which was part of a thought-out process since the 1980s, includes two new gates and an outdoor movie set, on 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues. It is the [...]

New schools to ease overcrowding in western Queens
New schools to ease overcrowding in western Queens
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 3/06/2013 at 2:38PM

Two new schools will help alleviate overcrowding in Jackson Heights and Corona in the next two years, according to the School Construction Authority (SCA). The first school, P.S. 287, is scheduled to debut this September at 110-08 Northern Boulevard in Corona. Located in District 24, the four-story building will serve pre-K through fifth grade and [...]

Cuomo budget has $21 billion for Sandy relief
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/23/2013 at 2:25PM

Sandy, education and economic development were top priorities in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget, but despite the unexpected costs from the storm, the proposed plan eliminates a $1.3 billion gap with no new taxes or fees. “By making difficult decisions over the past two years we have brought stability, predictability, and common sense to the [...]

Pair con 68-year-old out of $4,500
Pair con 68-year-old out of $4,500
Police Cristabelle Tumola 1/21/2013 at 7:14AM

Police are looking for two suspects that swindled $4,500 out of a 68-year-old woman in western Queens. According to the NYPD, on December 12, the suspects, a man and a woman, came up to the victim and told her that they had found a large sum of money. They said that they could split the cash with her, [...]

Op-Ed: Western Queens business growth fuels our economy
Business Queens Courier Staff 12/23/2012 at 1:49PM

BY SENATOR MIKE GIANARIS Western Queens is home to a growing number of large and small businesses that have aided in our neighborhood’s economic recovery. I am proud to be an advocate for job creation in western Queens, whose diversity makes us one of the most welcoming neighborhoods in the country, as well as a [...]

Holiday gifts for the cool kid
Holiday gifts for the cool kid
News Alexa Altman 12/15/2012 at 11:26AM

Check off everyone on your list with great gifts from shops around western Queens! Robot Colored Pencils($16.50) LIC Living   Baby Moccasins($48) LIC Living Kisses T-shirt($25-$30) Queens77 More gifts: Gifts for the fashion fiend Gifts for the favorite foodie Gifts for the homebody

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/02/2012 at 7:53AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain in the afternoon. High of 73. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Tuesday night: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 64. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of [...]

Sex abuse suspect connected to three incidents in Elmhurst
Sex abuse suspect connected to three incidents in Elmhurst
Police Cristabelle Tumola 8/08/2012 at 10:28AM

The NYPD is asking for help in identifying a man who exposed himself to a 13-year-old girl near Seabury Avenue in Elmhurst on Monday morning. The same man is suspected in two sex abuse incidents that occurred in the same area in November. On the morning of November 7, near 54th Avenue, the suspect pulled [...]