Amazon Inks Lease For First Distribution Center In Queens


Amazon is opening its first fulfillment center in Queens at the site of the former Bulova watch company headquarters in Woodside, sources told The Real Deal.

The e-commerce giant signed a lease for 83,000 square feet with San Francisco-based Terreno Realty Corporation, which bought the three-acre campus near the intersection of Queens’ major highways in March for $25.17 million, according to sources familiar with the deal. Continue Reading ›

Continuing A Ride Into The History Of Queens’ Forest Park: Our Neighborhood, The Way It Was

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Picking up where we left off last week, the second part of our look at Forest Park’s history focuses on the timeless Forest Park Carousel and other important cultural and athletic venues. We’ll also take a look at the construction of a roadway that not only dissected the park itself, but also had grave implications on a nearby cemetery and future commuters. Continue Reading ›

Queens Gets Ready To Go Batty For Halloween With Parades And Parties


Halloween is almost here, and Queens has lots of fun events for the whole family.

From haunted houses to parades, here are some activities for you to enjoy no matter what neighborhood you live in. Continue Reading ›

Halloween Retailer Brings The ‘Spirit’ Of The Season To Bayside Children’s Hospital

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More than a dozen kids in Bayside got to celebrate Halloween a little earlier this year.

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, located at 29-01 216th St., partnered with Spirit Halloween for their annual Halloween party for pediatric patients and their families. Continue Reading ›

PS 144 Expansion To Be Completed by 2019

The construction on PS 144 is set to be completed by September 2019. The addition will allow the school to seat an additional 600 students.

It will include 26 new classrooms, an entrance lobby, an outdoor play area, a cafeteria, offices and a medical suite.

The goal of the expansion is to eliminate the need for trailers in the schoolyard as well as to prevent overcrowding.

Both the new space and the existing building are now being made ADA accessible.  Furthermore, ADA-compliant water fountains, two new elevators, and a new chairlift are going to be added to the school.

The PS 144 expansion will be completed by September 2019.

The PS 144 expansion will be completed by September 2019.


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Ozone Park, Queens: A Congenial Area Welcomes a New Wave of Residents

In the past decade, the neighborhood has seen a “tremendous transformation,” with new developments and an increasingly diverse population.

Last year, Yi Xu and her husband, Vail Gold, moved from Long Island City to Ozone Park.

The couple had run across a Zillow listing for a $580,000 house with three bedrooms in the Queens neighborhood, which lies just east of Brooklyn and west of the Aqueduct Racetrack, four miles from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Ms. Xu, 30, a management consultant for a hospital, was born in China, and Mr. Gold, 31, a software developer, came from upstate New York. They hadn’t heard of Ozone Park, so they didn’t know that it was developed in the late 19th century, when “ozone” referred to the sea breezes from Jamaica Bay that supposedly swept away threats of malaria.

Nor were they aware that John Gotti, the Gambino crime family boss who died in 2002, was its most notorious former resident, with the Beat Generation novelist Jack Kerouac coming in maybe second.

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