Op-Ed: Even in the lack of Flushing West upzoning, the area has a lot of potential
Photo: by courtesy of Department of City Planning

The Flushing West rezoning proposal was introduced by Mayor de Blasio two years ago in an effort to create affordable housing. This area was part of de Blasio’s affordable housing plan which incorporated 15 designated rezoning areas including the Jerome Avenue corridor in the Bronx, and East New York which has been approved by the city. […]

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Major upgrades coming to Flushing LIRR station in early 2016
Renderings courtesy of the MTA

Work on major upgrades to the Flushing-Main Street LIRR station will finally begin in the spring season of 2016, according to MTA officials. Sources with the MTA indicated that the agency aims to award a construction contract in January and will probably begin the renovation in March. As part of the project—which will cost $16.5 […]

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Sandy work to cause weekend closure on Queens Midtown Tunnel
File photo

The Queens-bound tube at the Midtown Tunnel will be closed to traffic this weekend from 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 29 through 5:30 a.m. Monday, June 1 for removal of ceiling panels damaged during Superstorm Sandy. During the closure, motorists driving into Queens should enter through the tunnel at 34th Street between Second and Third Avenues. […]

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Developing Queens: How investors are looking at the borough
THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Berko & Associates is a 9-year-old New York City-based investment real estate brokerage firm that specializes in investment sales, structured finance and advisory. The firm focuses on the five boroughs and the surrounding Tri-State area, and closed with more than $340 million in financing and sales in 2014. Queens native Alan Simonowitz, a director in […]

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Subway problems continue to plague Queens riders after 7 train service returns
Ice buildup on the third rail along the No. 7 line.

Updated 12:19 p.m. Service on the No. 7 train between Queens and Manhattan was back by the Tuesday morning commute, but subway problems continued to disrupt straphangers in the borough. After ice built up on the third rail and a train lost power near Queensboro Plaza at about 9:30 a.m. on Monday, suspending service for most of […]

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