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Dozens gather at Jackson Heights rally calling on Ramos to support Metropolitan Park

May 14, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Dozens of local residents, community leaders and small business owners gathered at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights Monday afternoon for a rally calling on State Sen. Jessica Ramos to endorse the $8 billion Metropolitan Park proposal. The proposal would transform 50 acres of parking lot adjacent to… Read more »

Queens building boom slows: Lowest development permits issued since 2016

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May. 10, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Queens residents can expect a slowdown in the amount of new development in the coming years. The number of building permits issued in Queens in 2023 was the lowest since 2016, with developers obtaining 3,834 permits in the borough last year, according to a report by the New York City…
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Sponsored: Local business owner leads cheers for proposed Metropolitan Park

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May. 1, 2024 By QNS News Team Last November, when New York Mets owner Steve Cohen and Queens community leaders unveiled the proposal for Metropolitan Park, local restaurant owner Manji Singh was all in. To Singh, the owner of Jackson Diner in Jackson Heights on 74th Street, the $8 billion proposal to transform the 50…
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Dozens of restaurant and small business owners urge Sen. Ramos to support the $8B Metropolitan Park proposal at Citi Field

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Apr. 18, 2024 By Bill Parry Around fifty restaurant and small business owners from Corona, Jackson Heights, and East Elmhurst signed a letter asking state Senator Jessica Ramos to support the $8 billion Metropolitan Park proposal from New York Mets owner Steve Cohen and Hard Rock International to build a casino and entertainment complex on…
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Rev. Al Sharpton, community leaders draw attention to high unemployment rate among Black New Yorkers, tout Steve Cohen’s casino plan

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Mar. 8, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Rev. Al Sharpton, the founder of the National Action Network, a New York-based civil rights organization, joined several community leaders at a church in East Elmhurst Thursday to discuss the high rate of unemployment among Black and Hispanic New Yorkers. Sharpton, who spoke at the First Baptist Church of Corona, called upon the leaders of New York City and New York State to address the widening unemployment gap between Black and Brown New Yorkers and white residents. He also revealed that he and New York City Mayor Eric Adams plan to hold a summit…
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Residents pack town hall hosted by Sen. Ramos to debate proposed casino development and alternative plan

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Feb. 9, 2024 By Athena Dawson Hundreds of people gathered at the New York Hall of Science for a town hall hosted by state Sen. Jessica Ramos Wednesday evening to provide encouragement—or disapproval—of the proposed casino plan by Citi Field or the alternative Phoenix Meadows proposal. A huge line wrapped around the building as residents waited in anticipation to get inside. Part of the massive crowd were required to go into a standby auditorium to watch a live stream of the town hall via Facebook. The meeting, the third to be held by Ramos, was significant, since she said she…
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Hard Rock International CEO pitches Metropolitan Park opportunity with Queens business community

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Jan. 25, 2024 By Bill Parry As New York Mets owner Steve Cohen and Hard Rock International look to build support for a plan to redevelop a 50-acre parking lot to the west of Citi Field into “Metropolitan Park“—which would consist of a casino, an entertainment complex, hotels and 20-acres of park space—Hard Rock hosted job and info sessions earlier this month at the New York Hall of Science in Corona and at The Queensboro restaurant in Jackson Heights. More than 250 small business owners, community-based groups and workforce development organizations participated in the sessions to learn about job opportunities…
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