Post Tagged with: "Roosevelt Avenue BID"

(Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Opinion: Questions about Roosevelt Avenue BID Met With Silence

Business, Latino, Opinion, Queens May 11, 2016 at 12:55 pm

For the past six months, Queens Latino has been trying to get a response from elected officers about the status of the planned expansion of the Jackson Heights business improvement district, to no avail.

U.S. Navy Engineman 3rd Class Olga Valdovinos dances the"Folklorico,"a traditional Hispanic courtship dance for fellow Sailors on the mess deck of the Amphibious Command Ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) on Oct. 12, 2006, during a Hispanic Heritage celebration. (Photo from

‘Hispanic Heritage Month: The Misuse of Culture’

Latino, Opinion September 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Writing in Queens Latino, columnist Arturo I. Sanchez discusses the “celebratory ignorance” surrounding Hispanic Heritage Month.

Roosevelt Avenue in Queens (Photo via Queens Latino)

Opinion: Supporters of Roosevelt Avenue BID Engage in ‘Magical Thinking’

Business, Immigration, Opinion, Queens May 15, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Supporters of the Roosevelt Avenue BID haven’t analyzed how local, immigrant-owned businesses may be affected, argues an opinion piece in Queens Latino.

A recent demonstration against the expansion of the 82nd BID to Roosevelt Avenue. (Photo by Javier Castaño for Queens Latino)

Opinion: 82nd Street Partnership and the ‘Politics of Exclusion’

Business, Opinion, Queens March 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm

An opinion piece in Queens Latino argues that the recent agreement on the expansion of the 82nd Street BID to Roosevelt Avenue does not take sufficient account of dissenting views.

Street vendors on Roosevelt Ave. were also included in plans for developing the BID (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Roosevelt Avenue BID Set to Expand

Business, Latino, Queens March 9, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Under the leadership of a new director, the 82nd St. Partnership, also known as the Roosevelt Ave. BID, is set to expand. Leslie Ramos included Latino vendors and others in the discussions, and people are positive about the agreement, which still must undergo an approval process, El Diario reports.

Seth Taylor, executive director of the 82nd St. Partnership in Jackson Heights, Queens (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Tempers Flare Over Roosevelt Avenue BID

Business, Latino, Queens July 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Community leaders, merchants, and residents of the area met to debate the proposed expansion of the Roosevelt Avenue BID, Queens Latino reports.

Orchard and Rivington Streets, NY, circa 1915 (George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress via Zeek)

Opinion: History and the Roosevelt Avenue BID

Economy, History, Immigration, Opinion, Queens February 12, 2014 at 11:59 am

Samuel Stein, writing in Zeek, draws parallels between pushcart vendors of today and a century ago in opposing the Roosevelt Avenue BID.

Professor Arturo Ignacio Sanchez speaking about the BID. (Photo Javier Castaño, via Queens Latino)

RACA Voices Renewed Opposition to BID Expansion

Economy, Queens January 7, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Opponents of the Roosevelt Ave. BID recently rallied at Terraza 7 and screened the documentary “The Vanishing City,” which shows how small and family-owned businesses are displaced, reports Queens Latino.

The Latino community in Queens is learning to organize itself around a goal or idea and not with the backing of a political party, and that’s a step forward. (Photo via Queens Latino)

Opinion: Roosevelt Ave. BID Highlights Latino Leadership Void

Business, Latino, Opinion, Queens October 23, 2013 at 10:12 pm

The lack of vision and leadership within the Latino community in Queens is reflected in the misguided proposal to expand the BID along Roosevelt Avenue, argues Javier Castaño in an opinion piece in Queens Latino.