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Hochul Pulls Plug On Queens Gas-Fueled Electrical Power Plant Overhaul

The new governor’s Department of Environmental Conservation nixed plans for a fossil fuel-powered "peaker" plant in Astoria touted as a blackout backup. The move marked a blow to some energy companies while boosting the greenhouse gas fight.

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Hochul Shows Shades of Green, Offering Hope She’ll Kill Queens Fossil Fuel Plant

The governor threw her support behind the creation of two electricity transmission lines that would bring clean energy into the city. That suggests to environmentalists that she’ll kill plans for a gas-powered "peaker" plant in Astoria. But Hochul’s not saying...

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First-Time Mutual Aiders Rush to Feed Need in Queens

Two Astoria women find their rhythm coordinating food deliveries and sharing a credo: "If you’re feeling sorry for yourself, lend a hand."

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Amazon Slayer Mike Gianaris Gets a Primary Amid Ongoing HQ2 Fallout

The Long Island City state senator is set to launch his reelection campaign, flanked by activists who helped him foil the tech giant’s Queens dreams.

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Queens Residents Demand Payback for City Sewage Mess

Astoria homeowners shelled out cash to fix problems caused by a city contractor’s work on their sewer lines. Now they’re fighting for compensation.

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City Board Okays Basement Space for New Target in Queens

After two years of community pushback, the Board of Standards and Appeals approved plans for an Elmhurst store that intends to be a cellar dweller.

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Target Takes Aim at Queens and the Borough Fires Back

The retailer’s plans for Elmhurst and Astoria stores are met by protests and litigation amid concerns about non-union labor and neighborhood upheaval.

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Developer Floats Ferry Link Between Upper East Side and Astoria

The Durst Organization’s proposal would extend the Astoria NYC Ferry route to the 90th Street dock in Yorkville – at public expense.

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Making it Count: Immigration Advocates Seek Census Outreach Funding Boost

A pending U.S. Supreme Court decision and budget woes could stymie local efforts to get an accurate tally in next year’s count, some fear.


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