Economic Development

Fixes for Long Lines to Shorten Wait Times Coming to Rochdale Village Post Office

By Editor | October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Rochdale Village Post Office will be putting new practices into place to deal with long lines and wait times.  “These changes are coming real soon,” said Bernice Williams, Manager Jamaica Post Offices.  Managers Bernice Williams and Kahlil Wilson recently addressed issues Rochdale Village residents were having with mail delivery, particularly their seniors.  The senior […]

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Election Challenges Plaque Mitchell Lama Cooperative

By Editor | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

‘Nobody cares’. That was the statement from a cooperator the day after Rochdale Village’s annual shareholders meeting.  Less than 100 individuals reportedly turned out for that meeting where cooperatives are given a report on the state of the Village.  Rochdale Village is the second largest Mitchell Lama complex in New York City with over 5,000 […]

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Traffic, Traffic, Traffic! Changes Coming Soon to Springfield Gardens and JFK Business District

By Editor | September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most everyone has a horror story of crossing Rockaway Blvd near the DMV or a tale of a terrific accident on the Conduit turning onto Rockaway Blvd or a roaring conflict between vehicles exiting the Belt Parkway and merging into traffic.  Pedestrian traffic navigating to public transportation is a challenge on 147th street and there […]

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Lt Gov Announces Upcoming Upgrades to Downtown Jamaica

By Editor | August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

On a beautiful, hot and sunny day in front of the historic façade of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced the winning projects selected for the Jamaica Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI).  In August 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Downtown Jamaica was the winner of the $10 million DRI, a plan […]

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So You Want to Open A Food Business

By Editor | August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

So you make a killer oxtail stew and you want to be in the food business.  Then the Jamaica Food Entrepreneurship and Services Training Space is for you.  Jamaica FEASTS is a free incubator program for aspiring food entrepreneurs.  It entails 12 weekly classes on how to open your own food business.  Topics include, but […]

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Lt Gov Announces Upcoming Upgrades to Downtown Jamaica

By Managing Editor | July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lt Gov K. Hochul on the steps of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center On a beautiful, hot and sunny day in front of the historic façade of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced the winning projects selected for the Jamaica Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). In August 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced

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Community Fights Against Alcohol at Parks Events

By Managing Editor | June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Days prior to the R&B concert event ‘Groovin’ in the Park’, civic leaders, residents, elected official representatives and Southern Queens Parks Association (SQPA) board members met with representatives from the Parks Department to discuss authorizing alcohol as part of the event. The community’s position was clear. No alcohol. Although NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver’s presence

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Too Far Down: The Rockaway Ferry

By Editor | May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

by TODD MULLER What Does Rockaway Ferry Mean for Far Rockaway???? Is Far Rockaway thrilled about the Rockaway Ferry service which set sail on Monday, May 1, from Beach 108th Street, stopping in Sunset Park, then landing in Wall Street?   Correspondent TOod Muller asked commuters and employees near the Rockaway/Mott Av A station this […]

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