Western Queens making progress digging out from the blizzard of 2016
THE COURIER/Photo by Katrina Medoff

Three days after the Blizzard of 2016 completely covered the city in snow, western Queens residents and city agencies are still shoveling and plowing their way out. Many people, including elected officials, took to social media to express their frustration with the city for not handling the several feet of snow dumped on Queens in a quicker manner. […]

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Social media outreach spurs quick cleanup of Howard Beach’s Coleman Square
Photos via Facebook/Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic Association

The social network is a big plus for the Howard Beach-Lindenwood Civic Association. Much like other community groups across Queens, civic association members interact with one another frequently on its Facebook page, sharing news about happenings in their community, both positive and negative. So when an association member spotted litter spread across Howard Beach’s Coleman […]

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Howard Beach retail and office center sold for record price
Photo courtesy of Alex Catalano

It’s kind of a big deal on Cross Bay Boulevard. The Pan Bay Center, a 50,000-square-foot commercial space in the heart of Howard Beach’s main shopping strip, was recently sold for a record-setting $27 million to Urban Edge Properties. A publicly traded real estate investment trust, Urban Edge Properties owns 83 properties accounting for 14.8 […]

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Happy new year! Look back at our top stories in 2015
Photo via Flickr/Mayor's Office

As the world prepares to bid adieu to 2015, QNS.com looks back at the big stories in Queens that defined the year… We’re Number 1—2015 actually began a few weeks before the end of 2014 with the World’s Borough finally being recognized as the best place to visit in the U.S. by respected travel guide […]

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Buffalo Wild Wings opens on College Point’s 20th Avenue
THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel

College Point residents welcomed a new sports bar into the area with the arrival of a Buffalo Wild Wings franchise location on Monday. The new 20th Avenue location opened started with a bang, with a packed house of diners at nearly every table for the first night of business. According to staffers at the site, […]

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