Come to a special Woodside concert on Sunday to help the victims of the Ecuador earthquake
Photo via Facebook/La Boom New York

The “World’s Borough” will reach out to the people of quake-stricken Ecuador in a special way this Sunday. State Senator Jose Peralta announced the “Queens for Ecuador” benefit concert, which will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at La Boom New York, located at 56-15 Northern Blvd. in Woodside. Proceeds from the benefit […]

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Queens straphangers say 7 train needs full line review now
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

Fed up with delays, overcrowding and poor infrastructure, 7 train riders are taking matters into their own hands. Commuters who frequent the 7 train gathered at the 40th-Lowery Street station in Sunnyside on Tuesday to demand that the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) conduct a full line review. The riders were joined by Councilman Jimmy Van […]

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Sixth annual Queens World Film Festival is biggest it’s ever been
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

This year’s Queens World Film Festival (QWFF), starting March 15 in Astoria, is the largest in its six-year history, featuring 144 films and representing 23 nations. “The jump in quality is exceptional,” said Katha Cato, executive director for QWFF. Cato began curating the festival six years ago with her husband and artistic director, Don Cato, from their […]

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C-Town in Elmhurst closing; building on sale for more than $10M
Photo via Google Maps

A building that hosts a C-Town supermarket and several residential units, located at 94-57 Corona Ave. in Elmhurst, is on the market for $10,250,000. The two-story, 17,966 square foot property contains 15,312 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and six residential units upstairs. Each of the residential units are rent stabilized and the property […]

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Elmhurst LIRR station will be rebuilt in approved MTA capital plan
THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The next stop for the Long Island Rail Road is Elmhurst. The MTA recently announced the approval of the 2015-2019 Capital Program, which includes the $40 million reconstruction of the Elmhurst LIRR station that was closed in 1985 and later dismantled. The Elmhurst stop on the Port Washington branch disappeared amid a sharp decrease in ridership during the 1980s. In […]

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