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Queens Candidates’ Life or Death Call for More Trauma Care

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. This article was produced in partnership with The Trace. Candidates for Queens borough president are pledging to improve access to trauma centers after a data story published by The Trace, THE CITY and Measure […]

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Who’s After Katz? Race for Queens Borough President Is On

With the Queens district attorney primary finally resolved, there’s a new — and potentially packed — race already on to replace Melinda Katz as borough president. Two Democrats — Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and Assemblymember Alicia Hyndman — have established their candidacies, while up to six others are waiting in the wings. But Tiffany Cabán, […]

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MTA Won’t Heed Call for Safety Netting Under Unlucky No. 7 Line

Even after large pieces of debris plunged from the 7 train’s elevated structure down onto the street several times this year, the MTA isn’t ready to put up safety nets. Queens Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer requested netting under the tracks above Roosevelt Avenue following a series of high-profile spills. But “netting would impede access, close-up […]

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Pol Prods DOT for Separate Walk/Bike Lanes on Queensboro Bridge

A Queens lawmaker is hopping on the push to give cyclists and pedestrians separate paths on each side of the Queensboro Bridge. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Queens) said he’s urging the city’s Department of Transportation to create the paths while doing other repairs on the bridge — instead of having cyclists and pedestrians continue to […]