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    The fact that tourists have been increasingly flocking to Brooklyn over Manhattan is well known. But Queens, one of the most diverse spots in the world, has silently ascended, even going so far as to be named the top travel destination in the US by Lonely Planet for 2015.

    The number of people visiting Queens has, in fact, increased by 12 percent in the last few years. And of the 54 million people who visited New York City, over 12 percent of them made a stop in Queens. [more]

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  • Barnes & Noble is done with Queens

    August 28, 2015 09:36AM
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    Barnes & Nobles store at 23-80 Bell Boulevard in Bayside

    Turn the page and close the book, Barnes and Noble’s story in Queens is over, for now anyway.

    The book store chain announced it would leave its location at 23-80 Bell Boulevard in Bayside, its last location in Queens. The move follows another exit by the company, announced Wednesday, from its store 70-00 Austin Street in Forest Hills. [more]

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  • Jennifer Merin visits her longtime family home in Queens and Darrell Kash Beatty (credit: Helayne Seidman and Victoralcorn.com)

    Jennifer Merin visits her longtime family home in Queens and Darrell Kash Beatty (credit: Helayne Seidman and Victoralcorn.com)

    A Queens woman is suing the city for more than half a million after her home was stolen with a phony deed. [more]

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  • oldDutchKillsMap550x282 Queens became a county back in 1683, and naturally, many – though not all — of its neighborhood names go back just as far. Here’s a look at the history of some of those sometimes-strange monikers. [more]

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  • A look at New York City’s tallest tree

    February 22, 2015 03:00PM
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    The Queens Giant

    New York City has added more that 160,000 trees along sidewalks in recent years. Those trees will have a wonderful greening effect on the metropolis, but they can’t compare to an old giant. The city’s tallest and oldest tree is 134 feet, when last measured in 2005, and approximately 450 years old. [more]

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  • From left: Queens Center Mall and the interior of an Apple store

    From left: Queens Center Mall and the interior of an Apple store

    UPDATED, 5:05 p.m., Feb. 5: Apple fangirls and fanboys in Queens are in for a treat, with the world’s largest company planning its first store in the city’s largest borough.
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  • Clockwise from left: Friends, Seinfeld, The Jeffersons and The Honeymooners

    Clockwise from left: Friends, Seinfeld, The Jeffersons and The Honeymooners

    Out-of-towners looking for a taste of New York City needn’t travel much farther than their couches, thanks to a bevy of sitcoms that helped portray the Big Apple from the late 1950s up until 2000. The Real Deal mapped out the residences of some of the city’s most beloved fictional characters. [Interactive map]

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    From left: Studio Square in Long Island City and the Standard Motors Building, also in Long Island City

    From the October issue: After Manhattan and Brooklyn comes Queens.

    The city’s largest borough in land mass is typically among the quietest in commercial transactions. But this year, Queens is set to break sales records, if the recent uptick in activity stays on pace. [more]

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    Danny Brown and his Danny Brown Wine Bar and Kitchen in Forest Hills

    Rising rents are forcing restaurateurs out of Brooklyn, once an affordable refuge for both chef and diner. And that is a boon to Queens, which is seeing an explosion in innovative dinning. [more]

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  • Jennifer Merin visits her longtime family home in Queens and Darrell Kash Beatty (credit: Helayne Seidman and Victoralcorn.com)

    Jennifer Merin visits her longtime family home in Queens and Darrell Kash Beatty (credit: Helayne Seidman and Victoralcorn.com)

    One ambitious thief has taken things a bit further than simply breaking and entering; he’s staying. A Manhattan woman claims an ex-con has stolen her home in Queens by filing a phony deed with the city and moving in. [more]

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    42-31 Union Street in Queens

    Queens-based development firm Fleet Financial Group has released a rendering for its $100 million hotel-and-medical-facility project in Flushing known as the Eastern Mirage.

    Last year, the Board of Standards and Appeals approved Fleet Financial head Yi “Richard” Xia’s request to build a non-residential structure on the site at 42-31 Union Street. The hotel component is set to hold 180 rooms, with North Queens Medical Center occupying the ground-floor section. The developer’s deal with the community board calls for a 300-spot parking garage open to the public on the site. [more]

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  • From left: Daniel Gale General Sales Manager Deirdre O’Connell, Flushing Sales Manager Donna Rubertone, President and CEO Patricia Petersen and COO Tom Calabrese

    From left: Daniel Gale General Sales Manager Deirdre O’Connell, Flushing Sales Manager Donna Rubertone, President and CEO Patricia Petersen and COO Tom Calabrese

    Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty opened the residential brokerage’s first sales office in Queens today, marking the Long Island-based company’s first locale inside the five boroughs.

    Located at 35-16B Francis Lewis Boulevard in Flushing, the outpost will house 30 employees who speak a variety of languages including Arabic, Greek, Italian, Mandarin and Croation in an effort to cater to the diverse communities in the borough, according to a release from the brokerage. [more]

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    Cord Meyer condo development rendering at 108-11 Queens Boulevard

    Prices for three-bedroom apartments in central Queens are heading north as families find the units hard to come by. [more]

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  • The Aston at 108-11 Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills

    The Aston at 108-11 Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills

    WEEKENDEDITION The Aston, a 17-story luxury development in Forest Hills, is set to open this fall and will add three-bedroom units to the building. [more]

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  • The Roosevelt and the penthouse floorplan

    The Roosevelt and the penthouse floor plan

    A Jackson Heights rental development known as the Roosevelt has set a new rental record, after a penthouse went for $4,100 a month. [more]

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    WEEKENDEDITION Forget Manhattan. Queens – especially Long Island City — is leading the outer boroughs in new hotel development. [more]

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  • 14-33 31st Avenue in Queens

    14-33 31st Avenue in Queens

    Permits have been filed with the city’s Department of Buildings to construct a residential building at 14-33 31st Avenue in Queens, in between Astoria and Long Island City. [more]

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  • Rendering of a luxury condo in Queens

    Rendering of a luxury condo in Queens

    The average sales price of a home in Queens jumped more than 10% in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter last year, according to a new report from Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel.

    The average price of a Queens home was $429,544, up from $389,420 the year before, according to the quarterly report. This marks the highest first quarter result since 2008. [more]

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  • Queens Village shopping center on Hillside Ave.

    Queens Village shopping center on Hillside Ave.

    The City Council approved a zoning change Thursday that would allow a Queens Village shopping center to bring in giant brand-name retail stores. [more]

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    Roof repairs

    A rogue contractor allegedly roped a Queens homeowner into paying nearly $2,000 in cash for a bogus roof repair earlier this month.

    The contractor, who said he worked for Halliday Painting Roofing Waterproofing, told an elderly woman he’d fix some “major damage” atop her Middle Village home, but instead sprayed parts of the roof with non-waterproof paint, the victim told the New York Daily News. [more]

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