Roosevelt Ave.: A Main Street For Queens Latinos

While Queens’ Latin American communities are located throughout the Borough, with a heavy concentration in Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, the streetscapes of the community can be captured down Roosevelt Avenue. Running from Woodside through to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Latin American communities are well-represented on Roosevelt Avenue, with restaurants, mom and pop shops and […]

Group Battles Wage Theft In Woodside

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Celina Alvarez wants what every worker wants: fair pay and good benefits so she can bring food to the table and pay her bills on time. Alvarez, 50, of Corona, worked for the owner of Tequila Sunrise Bar for two months in 2012, but after working seven days a week […]

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 […]