Online Retailer Boosts Small Biz

In the business world, an opportunity can sometimes come from an unlikely source. Recently, for instance, a major online retailer has taken steps to create opportunities for smaller stores. While the success of “big-box” and online retailers has been a boon for employees and shoppers, not all businesses have benefited. In fact, many believe that […]

Briarwood Construction End Date Pushed Back

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Briarwood residents will have to wait a little longer for their streets and subway to return to normal. The reconstruction of the Briarwood-Van Wyck F train station entrance has been pushed back from the end of 2013 to March 2014, due to the discovery of lead paint. The renovation of […]

Parc Hotel Coming To Flushing In Early 2014

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer In a match made in heaven, a new hotel is coming to a major boulevard in Flushing. The Parc Hotel will be the latest addition to Flushing’s booming hotel scene when it opens at 39-16 College Point Blvd. in the first quarter of 2014. The 12-story structure is just blocks […]

Smoking Ads High Around Queens College

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A new study has found tobacco marketing in several stores around Queens College, which the report says is meant to increase youth smoking. The New York Public Interest Research Group released a report earlier this month on tobacco marketing throughout Flushing, along with Flatbush, Brooklyn and Tremont, The Bronx. The […]

Fed Prez: Queens Economy Looking Up

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer While speaking to Queens College students and faculty on Nov. 18, William Dudley, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, delivered encouraging news about the state of the Queens economy. According to Dudley, New York City as a whole just experienced a summer full of solid […]

109th Pct. Fatal Collision

FATAL COLLISION – At approximately 5:36 p.m. on Oct. 6, police responded to a 911 call for a pedestrian struck at the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Main Street in Flushing. Upon arrival, police discovered a three-year-old female, identified as Allison Liao, unconscious and unresponsive with severe body trauma. EMS transported the child to a […]