Push to Create Liberty Ave. BID Begins

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A local community leader is spearheading a project that hopes to give Liberty Avenue its own Business Improvement District. Although other major corridors in Queens, like Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven, Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood and Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica have their own Business Improvement Districts, the same cannot be said […]

MTA To Renovate Flushing LIRR Station

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A plan to renovate the entrances to the Flushing-Main Street Long Island Rail Road station has been approved. On Jan. 29, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board unanimously voted in favor of an effort by the MTA and LIRR to acquire the property at 40-36 Main St. using the New York […]

Queens Leaders Reflect On John Liu

BY JOE MARVILLI From the City Council to the Comptroller’s Office, John Liu has had an impact on not just Flushing or Queens, but New York City as a whole. During his time in public office, Liu has influenced many of Queens’ community leaders and elected officials, some directly and some through his actions. As […]

Queens Gets Ready For Small Business Saturday

Queens Gets Ready For Small Business Saturday

Small businesses along Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights and Corona will be participating in this year’s Small Business Saturday event, on Nov. 30. Photo by Ira Cohen BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Besides Thanksgiving, Black Friday is the most widely-recognized day at the end of November. However, a new shopping day has popped up in […]

Queens’ Biz Community Preps For ACA

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Businesses in Queens are preparing for the Affordable Care Act, which will go into effect on Jan. 1. The healthcare legislation includes provisions meant to give small business owners new options for providing health coverage to their employees. However, the law is also looking to make life easier for small […]

Jackson Heights-Corona BID Is Downsized

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The proposed Jackson Heights-Corona Business Improvement District has been downsized by 10 blocks and its budget has also been significantly reduced, but some merchants still oppose the proposal. While some business and property owners oppose the BID, according to officials at the 82nd Street Partnership, about 100 businesses have come […]