Queens Chamber of Commerce honors business people of the year
THE COURIER/Photo by Alan Ngai

The Queens Chamber of Commerce honored their Business People of the Year with awards presented during a gala event Thursday night at Terrace on the Park. Executive Director Thomas Grech remarked on the constant evolution of the Chamber, including initiatives such as the newly formed real estate committee. “Please know that every action we take […]

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Madelaine Chocolate owner hopes for share of disaster recovery funds
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Madelaine Chocolate wants its fair share of the billions of disaster recovery dollars coming to the city post-Sandy. “Superstorm Sandy put us out of the chocolate business,” said Jorge Farber, owner of the 65-year-old Rockaway business. “When I was able to get to the factory [after the storm], one thing was clear: things would never […]

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QueensWay Connection design competition recognizes Queens architect
Photo courtesy AIA New York Chapter

Architects are jumping on the QueensWay bandwagon, creating designs for the proposed high line. The Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) committee of the AIA New York Chapter centered its 2014 Biennial Design Ideas competition on the QueensWay, a project intended to convert a 3.5-mile elevated stretch of abandoned railway through the borough into public parkland. […]

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Stalled Maspeth, Ridgewood, Middle Village transportation projects suffer more setbacks
THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Follow me @liamlaguerre   Ridgewood residents were hopeful that reconstruction of the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge would finally start this spring, but it’s been delayed again. The path, which is elevated over LIRR tracks where Metropolitan Avenue intersects Fresh Pond Road, carries major truck traffic and is long overdue for repairs. In 2007, city officials informed […]

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Astoria fundraiser to help woman get life-saving treatment
Photo Courtesy of Maria Messados

You can help Fallon Mirsky fight for her life. Mirsky, a life-long Long Island resident, suffers from a rare and life-threatening combination of autonomic dysfunction, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, gastroparesis and a brain tumor which has left her weighing about 60 pounds at 32 years old. “I don’t sleep at all, I’m in constant pain” she […]

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