Prices for Queens rentals and homes see double-digit increase since last year, reports say
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Two reports by real estate company Douglas Elliman found that the median sales price for the Queens sales and rental market increased by double digits since last year. Compared to June of last year, the median sales price for a home in Queens jumped 20.8 percent, from $385,001 to $465,000. An increase was seen across all property types including […]

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Rego Park Jewish Center: ‘June is bustin’ out all over’
Rego Park Jewish Center: "June is bustin’ out all over!"

From Rogers & Hammerstein’s great show “Carousel,” “June is bustin’ out all over” certainly rings true today… May’s fickle weather pattern ended and warm and sunny days have made everything bloom. The daffodils along Macarthur Park signaled it’s time to shed our winter gear and get ready for summer. Being one of a very tiny […]

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MAP: Share of million-dollar homes in Queens is rising
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In just four years, the share of million-dollar homes in New York City has risen from 7 percent to 12 percent, according to a report by Trulia. The report, titled “Million Dollar Creep: Where Seven Figure Homes Are The New Normal,” was released on May 19 by the real estate site. The findings concluded that overall, the share of […]

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Central Queens community board elects a new chairperson
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After 25 years of service to the Queens Community Board 8, former chairman Alvin Warshaviak passed on the torch to new chairwoman Martha Taylor, as board members voted in favor of her position. The board elected her along with the remaining slate of executive officers at Wednesday night’s meeting at the Hillcrest Jewish Center on Union Turnpike. […]

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All of the Clearview Expressway and part of the Grand Central Parkway will be repaved
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Drivers can expect delays on the Clearview Expressway and Grand Central Parkway as early as next week, when the state Department of Transportation (DOT) begins a major repaving project on both arteries. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday the $18 million improvement to resurface the entire stretch of the Clearview Expressway between Hillside Avenue in Hollis […]

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