Real Estate

Monday, April 16, 2012


Allow Avella to speak on ICCC

I am in agreement with state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and other community leaders calling for a thorough investigation of the deliberate attempt to muzzle him from sounding off over a disputed land deal — concerning the Indian Community and Cultural Center— over what we all suspect might be foul play. Comment

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Landlord admits misdeeds

Valerie Williamson smiled when she read the agreement her landlord had just signed in Queens Housing Court acknowledging he had illegally evicted her from his Jamaica boarding house. Comment

Saturday, April 14, 2012


St. Mary’s more a matter of big business

I would like to address your March 22-28 Bayside Times editorial “Skala Rides Again.” I have lived in the immediate neighborhood of St. Mary’s Hospital for the better part of 60 years. I remember when the original building was erected. It was run by Episcopal nuns, who lovingly tended to the chronically ill children in their care. Comment

Friday, April 13, 2012

Long Island City

What LIC hopes to see in the future

• Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute — Before Cornell University and the Technion Institute of Technology won the city Economic Development Corp.’s contest to build a higher education tech campus in the city, Long Island City legislators and business leaders lobbied successfully for Roosevelt Island to become the chosen site. A subway stop away, the school is expected to bring economic development to western Queens. Comment

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Long Island City

Building boom recasts LIC

Before Michael Bloomberg became mayor, he visited Queens in 2001 and told residents that he wanted to see skyscrapers in Long Island City. Ten years later, he held a news conference on anti-smoking measures at the city Department of Health’s new home, the latest skyscraper in the neighborhood. Comments (1)

Flushing Commons talks revealed in e-mails

On the heels of what appeared to be a fund-raising trip to Asia, the developers of Flushing Commons are back in Queens and in the process of inking contract deals for the $850 million downtown project. Comment


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