New Family Urgent Care Center Opens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A new medical facility is coming to Kew Gardens Hills. Urgent-MD Family Urgent Care Centers will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony alongside the Queens Chamber of Commerce on July 24 at 11 a.m. The event will celebrate the addition of the 4,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art medical facility to the community. The center, which […]

Queens Reacts To Mayor’s Budget

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Queens leaders and representatives reacted to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget announced earlier this week. Although Queens is going to get plenty out of the $74 billion executive budget announced on May 8, the reaction was a mixed bag from the Borough’s representatives, due to some items left on the […]

PS 117 Graduation Saved By Chamber

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The students of PS 117 will have graduation memories after all. The kids at the Briarwood-based elementary school will have their graduation ceremony this year, after a group, led by the Queens Chamber of Commerce, put together funding to pay for the school’s graduation in June. The graduation was in […]

Briarwood Organization: A Century of Excellence

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer In its 100-plus years of existence, the Briarwood Organization has left its mark on Queens, developing many properties in the Borough and throughout the rest of the City. The company, actually based in Bayside despite being named after the mid-Queens neighborhood, started off as a builder of one-and two-family homes, […]

State Budget Helps Businesses

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An agreement has been reached on the 2014-15 State budget, which will offer relief and incentives to businesses and homeowners. The State Legislature passed the budget in the evening of March 31, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing it into law just before midnight the same day. The deadline for passing […]

Queens Chamber Building Awards Announced

Queens Chamber Building Awards Announced

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Several architects and business owners in Queens will be honored later this month for projects completed within the past two years. The Queens Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Building Awards ceremony on Jan. 16, awarding 22 Borough architects for the work they have done in Queens. Among the […]