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Queens organizations secure nearly $1.9 million in funding for revitalization efforts

Sept. 15, 2023 By Michael Dorgan Several Community-Based Development Organizations (CBDOs) and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in Queens have secured nearly $1.9 million in grants to help revitalize and improve the neighborhoods where they operate. The Queens organizations, which include groups such as Woodside on the Move and the Long Island City Partnership, are among… Read more »

Modern Spaces second quarter real estate report shows rise in sales of units

Aug. 10, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Modern Spaces LIC’s recently released sales report on the second quarter of 2023 indicates a strong performance when it comes to sales and bodes well for the next quarter to trend in a similar direction. According to Modern Spaces President and CEO Eric Benaim, despite economic issues like inflation… Read more »

MTA project to renovate five 7 train subway stations draws near as contractor leases command center in Jackson Heights

March 17, 2023 By Bill Parry In a sure sign the MTA is about to embark on a long-awaited project to renovate subway stations along the elevated 7 train from Woodside to Corona, RockFarmer Properties announced Judlau Contracting LLC has signed a long-term lease for office space at Heritage Tower in Jackson Heights. Judlau Contracting,… Read more »

Mayor, speaker at odds over Hizzoner’s request to halve the council’s discretionary funds amid migrant crisis

Dec. 21, 2022 By Ethan Stark-Miller Mayor Eric Adams and City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams (no relation) are at odds over the mayor’s suggestion that the council cut its nearly $600 million discretionary budget in half as a means of fiscal belt-tightening amid the growing expense of the migrant crisis currently engulfing the Big Apple…. Read more »

Flushing business owners, community leaders express concerns over public safety amid local crime surge

Dec. 22, 2022 By Carlotta Mohamed Amid the holiday season and upcoming celebrations for the Lunar New Year, downtown Flushing business owners, community leaders and elected officials are expressing concerns over public safety, as crimes have surged in the area within the past year. It’s a pressing issue in the primarily Asian neighborhood that suffered… Read more »