New assistance program aims to help Flushing businesses grow
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce has been selected by city agencies to offer several new business assistance programs as part of the launch and first phase of the “Flushing 2050 Community Building Initiative.” According to Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce Executive Director John Choe, Flushing 2050 is a long term visioning process to enable members […]

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Sexy Batch owner provides freshly baked cookies for Queens fitness community
Photos courtesy of Sexy Batch

BY HAYLEY BRIDGEWATER Owner Nieves of Sexy Batch Baking Company has made it his business to become a staple in western Queens. He sells his cookies, made from the highest-quality ingredients, at the local businesses that he himself frequents: Astoria gaming store The Geekery HQ, rock climbing facility The Cliffs at LIC, and Queens gyms. […]

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Assemblyman Ron Kim hosts first fundraiser for 2016 election
Photo courtesy of the office of Ron Kim

And so begins the race to Election Day. Flushing Assemblyman Ron Kim kicked off his 2016 reelection bid by hosting a D.C. fundraiser attended by several congress members and local leaders. Local Congresswoman Grace Meng attended the event, along with Congressman Mike Honda and Mark Takano of California and Hawaii Congressman Mark Takai. Kim has […]

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Howard Beach retail and office center sold for record price
Photo courtesy of Alex Catalano

It’s kind of a big deal on Cross Bay Boulevard. The Pan Bay Center, a 50,000-square-foot commercial space in the heart of Howard Beach’s main shopping strip, was recently sold for a record-setting $27 million to Urban Edge Properties. A publicly traded real estate investment trust, Urban Edge Properties owns 83 properties accounting for 14.8 […]

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Old Timer: Looking back at Middle Village’s Niederstein’s restaurant
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For many decades, Niederstein’s Restaurant in Middle Village served not only fine German fare but also memories of good times shared among families and friends for holidays and special occasions. Previously located on Metropolitan Avenue between 69th and 70th streets, Niederstein’s, under different names and owners through the decades, had been a neighborhood fixture from […]

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