Jamaica wins $10M of grant money to transform itself into a vibrant community
Photo via Governor Andrew Cuomo/Flickr

The future of downtown Jamaica got a major boost from the state on Wednesday. Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with other elected officials, announced at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center on Aug. 17 that Jamaica was selected as the winner of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) in New York City. The DRI was first introduced in Cuomo’s […]

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Take a look at this box of Ridgewood memories that offer history lesson on schools
Photo: Tony Hoffman/Flickr

To the annoyance of students (but to the delight of parents), schools will be open once again in just a few weeks. We thought this would be the perfect time to share with you a very interesting letter — and a box full of memorabilia — from Louise Kuebler (nee Liefke) of Glendale, who recently turned […]

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War on mosquitoes and Zika virus turns to western Queens with spraying this evening
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The Health Department is turning its attention to western Queens in its effort to eradicate mosquitoes that may potentially carry two infectious diseases. Trucks will spray pesticide from 10 p.m. Thursday night until 6 a.m. the following morning in an area of Long Island City, Maspeth, Sunnyside and Woodside generally bounded by Queens Boulevard on the […]

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Op-Ed: What the sale of RKO Keith’s theatre means for northern Flushing
Photo: Matt Kane/Flickr

The iconic RKO Keith’s Theatre in Flushing has finally sold to a developer with the true intentions to build this mega, mixed-use project. The site sold on July 28 for $66 Million to Xin Development, an arm of China’s Xinyuan Real Estate. We [Cushman & Wakefield] represented the seller, JK Equities and partners. The site […]

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The fun is in Ridgewood this weekend! 10 events from live music to free movies
Photo courtesy of Gaddy Lane

The dog days of summer are upon us. Whatever you feel like doing this week, find an option in our list of events! For the party people, we’ve got a music festival and a beer premiere. For our more laid-back readers, there’s a book club and lecture series. If you just plain love food you’ll […]

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