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Judge Tosses Challenge to ‘Billionaires’ Row’ Homeless Shelter

A long-delayed homeless shelter planned near “Billionaires’ Row” got a nod of approval Monday from a judge who ruled against opponents. The embattled facility for 140 homeless men, located at the former Park Savoy Hotel on West 58th Street — one of Manhattan’s priciest blocks — has been stalled since neighbors sued to stop the […]

Posted inQueens

With Amazon Gone, Queens Building’s Owners May Boot Local Library Branch

Two months after Amazon — the world’s largest bookseller — announced it was bailing on a lease in Queens’ tallest skyscraper, a local library branch in the same building could be facing its final chapter. The lease for the Queens Public Library’s One Court Square branch, an economically sized 3,200 square-foot library on the ground […]

Posted inPeople

Developers Donate Big to Queens DA Candidate Who Vows Construction Crackdown

When Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced her candidacy for district attorney in December, she sought to stand out as an advocate for workers injured or ripped off on the job – especially on construction sites. “Developers and construction companies will be held accountable if they fail to follow the law and keep their workers […]

Posted inMTA

‘Imminent’ Domain: Uncertain Second Ave. Subway Plans Put Locals on Edge

Additional reporting by Claudia Irizarry Aponte People in East Harlem know there’s a new train coming – eventually. They know about the train stops planned on Second Avenue at 106th and 116th streets, with another at 125th Street and Lexington. But what many residents are just starting to realize is that preliminary MTA plans to […]