Sutphin Boulevard shops in Jamaica receive grant for a makeover
Photo courtesy of Councilman Rory Lancman

A new look is coming to Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica, with many storefronts receiving a makeover. Councilmen Rory Lancman and I. Daneek Miller joined the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District and Commissioner Greg Bishop of Small Business Services (SBS) Wednesday, to unveil the new facades at F&S Discount and Variety and several other stores. “It’s crucial […]

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Op-Ed: ‘Black lives matter’ shouldn’t be a controversial statement
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Last week at a nationally televised town hall meeting on CNN, “Black, White and Blue: America 2016,” I made a comment that shouldn’t be controversial: I said black lives matter. The question being debated at that moment was a variation of one I hear repeatedly, “Don’t all lives matter?”   Of course all lives matter, […]

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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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Lead paint throughout Flushing’s Pomonok Houses is making children sick, lawmakers say
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Why hasn’t the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) done more to remove lead paint from apartments at the Pomonok Houses? That’s a question that local elected officials gathered at the low-income housing complex in Flushing on Monday want answered by the city agency responsible for properly maintaining the apartments. According to a bevy of elected officials […]

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Infamous Jamaica Hills bar, which served underage college kids, gets shut down
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A Jamaica Hills bar with a history of underage drinking issues had its last call on Sunday. New Traditions Bar (colloquially referred to as “Trads”), located at 84-28 164th St., was shut down by the 107th Precinct after the pub had its license suspended by the State Liquor Authority (SLA). In the past, this bar has received […]

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