Queens is experiencing second-highest job growth in NYC
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Residents across the “World’s Borough” are finding more work, according to a report released on Tuesday. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced that Queens experienced a 7.80 percent rise in jobs, following Brooklyn. This was based on recently released job data dating back to December 2015. The analysis was conducted by NYCEDC. “We’re working […]

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Massive 1.1M-square-foot Long Island City office development will begin construction next year
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Two new office towers will add to the growing skyline in Long Island City. Tishman Speyer and Qatari Diar have purchased two lots on Jackson Avenue from Queens Boulevard to 42nd Road and will turn them into 27-story office spaces. Construction will begin next year and the towers are slated for completion in 2019. According to […]

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MAP: Booming tourism in NYC is behind Jamaica’s rapid transformation
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With more than 50 million tourists flocking to New York City every year, developers are looking to build more hotels than ever — outside of Manhattan. Developers have their eyes set on the neighborhood of Jamaica in Queens as they plan to build more than a dozen new hotels in the community within the next five years.   […]

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LIC Summit: Community and business leaders see opportunities rising in Long Island City
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For the third year in a row, hundreds of business leaders, city and state officials, Long Island City stakeholders and residents gathered at the Museum of the Moving Image for the Long Island City Partnership’s annual LIC Summit: Ideas and Impacts. Co-hosted by Modern Spaces and The Queens Courier, the summit featured panels discussing topics […]

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Attend these 50 fabulous cheap or free summer events in Queens
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Well, we did it — summer is finally here! What kind of wonderful things will you do in Queens this season? We’ve already shared some excellent local nature destinations, where to find the best craft beer and places to have great outdoor barbecues, so now it’s time for a whole summer’s worth of fantastic events. […]

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