Flushing bridge to be fixed after five years of closure
THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel

Construction on a Flushing bridge is set to begin later this month after years of being closed to vehicular traffic due to deep structural defects. The bridge is located in the Murray Hill neighborhood at 149th Street between Roosevelt Avenue and 41st Avenue, and has been barricaded for five years. Construction will begin on Nov. […]

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Elmhurst residents fighting to preserve historic Bernardus Bloom Farmhouse
Photo courtesy of Newtown Civic Association

When Marialena Giampino began researching the Bernardus Bloom Farmhouse in Elmhurst, she never expected to find more than 300 years of history. Giampino, who is the communications officer for the Newtown Civic Association (NCA), started looking into its history as part of a new initiative by the NCA to get several historical structures in Elmhurst […]

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Pols, Flushing residents rally for safety at high traffic intersection
Photo courtesy of the office of Ron Kim

Elected officials and Flushing residents rallied on Tuesday for improved safety measures at a College Point Boulevard intersection after a recent fatal hit-and-run. Mariano Contreras, 41, was found unconscious and unresponsive after being struck by a northbound black SUV early Sunday morning on College Point Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue. The driver fled the scene and […]

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Stavisky, Koslowitz hand out Rosh Hashanah food donations in Flushing
Photo courtesy of state Senator Toby Stavisky's office.

Some Queens families in need will have a joyous new year with the help of two local lawmakers. State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz of Forest Hills visited the Queens Jewish Community Council food pantry in Flushing Tuesday to help hand out food to needy families for Rosh Hashanah, the start of […]

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State senators butt heads over Flushing pedestrian plaza plan
THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel

State Senator Tony Avella rallied with community activists Monday against a plan which would permanently close down a stretch of Flushing’s Roosevelt Avenue to create a pedestrian plaza. The project has Avella at odds with a legislative colleague, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, who represents the district where the street is located and supports the plaza proposal. Avella’s […]

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