December, 2012


Tourists travel to Jamiaca Ave. for Black Friday discounts

Tucked in between large, national stores such as Old Navy and Marshall’s, small boutiques line Jamaica Avenue’s shopping district for more than a dozen blocks, offering an assorted mix — with a heavy emphasis on fashion — of bargains that draw shoppers all year long and especially on Black Friday. Comment

November, 2012

College Point

Black Friday sales lift west Queens malls

The Bay Terrace Shopping Center and The Shops of College Point drew crowds Black Friday as shoppers across the nation turned out in record numbers for the biggest kickoff to the holiday shopping season. Comment

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Black Friday crowds hit Queens Center

Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst and other borough retail centers welcomed thousands of customers, some of whom shopped for more than 12 hours, for the nation’s biggest Black Friday yet. Comment

Turkeys Eat Thanksgiving

It was bad enough when the nation’s largest retailers turned the day after Thanksgiving into Black Friday. The stores open as early as 5 a.m. and employees have to roll out of bed at 3 a.m. to be at work an hour before the stores open. Comment

July, 2012


New Foodtown welcomed

Gina Winters said she couldn’t believe her eyes when she took her first steps into the newly renovated Foodtown in Bayside. She let out a wholehearted “wow” when she noticed the change of scenery. Comments (1)

Farmers’ market returns to Jamaica

Cookbook author Martha Rose Shulman contributed to a New York Times article in May touting garlic scapes — the green, curling tops of the garlic plant — but noted she would have to wait to provide any recipes because her local farmers market did not carry them. Comment

March, 2012

Dutch Kills

Jewels of Inspiration

Many artists have made Queens their home, enjoying its cultural attractions, interesting communities, close proximity to Manhattan and reasonable rents. Comment

Do not close down Key Food

I am writing to voice my concerns regarding the possibility that Key Food and the stationery store next to it, at 69th Avenue and 164th Street, are going to be forced out by their landlord. We do not need a CVS store here. There are enough large drugstores within our neighborhood. Comment

February, 2012


Synagogue Thrift Shop

The Free Synagogue of Flushing would like to invite the community to its store. Comment
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