Tag: corona-plaza

City seeks operator to revitalize Corona Plaza concession

Feb. 13, 2024 By Bill Parry The city has launched a search for an operator for the long-term outdoor vendor concession area in Corona Plaza. The Department of Transportation released a Request for Proposals (RFP) on Monday seeking an entity to manage the 15,000 square-foot plaza to ensure a vibrant, clean and safe concession area… Read more »

Assemblymember González-Rojas champions CARES act to aid non-citizen crime victims in New York

Jan. 26, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas and advocates held a rally in Corona Plaza Thursday to draw attention to legislation that she has introduced, that aims to provide assistance to non-citizen victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and torture. The bill, which is being called the New York Connect and Recognize Every… Read more »

Street vendors will return to Corona Plaza in scaled-down community area

Nov. 28, 2023 By Bill Parry Four months after they were banished from Corona Plaza, street vendors will return under a new plan announced by Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The first-ever regulated community vending area at Corona Plaza will include an initial group of 14 street vendors —10 of them serving food… Read more »

Unauthorized vendors and the battle for the streets of Corona

Aug. 14, 2023 By Michael Dorgan *This article contains several video interviews below* Corona is one of the most diverse areas in Queens that has gained a reputation for being a food hub offering cuisine from all around the world, but an explosion of unauthorized street vending — and its knock-on effects — appears to… Read more »