LI Real Estate Firm Opens In Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer One of Long Island’s biggest real-estate companies has opened its first location in Queens. On Sept. 4, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty cut the ribbon on its first sales office in the Borough, located at 35-16B Francis Lewis Blvd. in Flushing. While the business had launched a few weeks earlier […]

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Van Bramer Wants Heavier Hit And Run Penalties

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer In a Borough already plagued by traffic deaths, three fatal hit and runs have inspired legislative action. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) said he would champion legislation that would double penalties for hit and run drivers, after three pedestrians – 19-year old Luis Bravo, 20-year-old Karen Pheras and 64-year-old […]

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Delay In A Train Station Renovations

BY LUIS GRONDA     Staff Writer Renovations at some A train stations are going to take a little longer than expected. The subway platforms at 88th and 104th Streets are expected to be re-opened to straphangers on Sept. 29, more than a month after the originally-announced target date. According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the […]

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One Court Square In LIC Has New Owner

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer The tallest tower outside of Manhattan has a new owner. Savanna Real Estate announced last Monday that it has acquired controlling interest of One Court Square, also known as the Citi Tower, the 1.5 million square-foot, 51-story retail building in Long Island City. Savanna has reportedly been contemplating the […]

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Former JH Principal To Head New DOE Program

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer A veteran Jackson Heights educator is taking her skills to multilingual students Citywide. Milady Baez, who spent six years as principal at PS 149 in Jackson Heights, will serve as the first senior executive director of the Dept. of English Language Learners and Student Support with the Dept. of […]

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