As They Clean Corona

As They Clean Corona

Just before 11 am each Sunday, a group of young men and women gather at Corona Plaza under the peeling paint of the 7 train line. There, they take up trash bags, gloves and shovels and hit busy Roosevelt Avenue, decluttering tree beds and discarded plastic on the sidewalks. Calling themselves the Coalition to Defend […]

Developers, Communities Clash Over Target Expansion

Developers, Communities Clash Over Target Expansion

It’s Saturday morning and Jorge Cabanillas, 26, is speaking to a circle of community organizers in a park square off 82nd Street and Baxter Avenue that intersects the Jackson Heights-Corona-Elmhurst neighborhoods. Amid the sounds of the nearby 7 train, ambulance cars en route to Elmhurst Hospital, and warm salutations in Spanish by passersby, Cabanillas is […]