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William Steinway, the scion of the piano manufacturing family, electrified his Long Island City streetcar line, the Steinway Railway Company, and joined up with developer Cord Meyer’s Newtown Railway Company, which extended to Corona, in 1894. Two years later, the lines reorganized as The New York and Queens County Railway Company and built a handsome, […]
The commercial property at 37-19 College Point Boulevard just hit public records for a hefty $10,850,000. According to an old listing, it is a 125 by 140 foot lot with existing property on site. A few years ago, a nearby resident wrote into Queens Crap to complain about the rundown site. The buyer is “Two […]
Yesterday, Council Member Peter F. Vallone Jr. announced coming improvements to the Triborough Bridge Playground-A, on 21st Street and Hoyt Avenue North, in Astoria. Improvments will include two all-weather permanent ping pong tables, the reconstruction of the handball wall, two new volleyball courts, exercise equipment, and new drains and fences. Council Member Vallone allocated $275,000 […]
Queens Group Awarded $125,000 to Create Tech Incubator in LIC [NY Daily News] Not-For-Profit Opens Health Clinic In Rockaways [NY1] Fire, Flood Stalls Completion of College Point Police Academy [Queens Courier] Leviton Building Site Finally Leased [Queens Chronicle] Public Health Facility in Corona To Close this Month [Queens Chronicle] Red Cross Gives $$ To Local […]
Thanks to Untapped Cities for pointing us in the direction of the Queen Jazz Trail map, made by Ephemera Press and commissioned by the Flushing Town Hall. The map lists the Queens homes of jazz legends, as well as other places of interest for jazz fans. Artists include Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Ella […]