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Democrats running for Council and mayor seek to win over New Yorkers new to the political scene.
Owners say outdoor dining isn’t making up for losses, and jobs are down 70% as city’s Phase Four begins. Some eateries are within months — or even weeks — of shuttering for good.
Many proposals, from Brooklyn rezoning to new plans for Queens Amazon site, are frozen. The city will decide who goes first based on help for pandemic recovery and racial inequality.
It was last Valentine’s Day when the online giant deleted its plans for LIC, but both activists and developers know there’s plenty of fish in the sea.
Popular branch in Citigroup Tower once eyed by Amazon will close a year after the tech giant cancelled its Long Island City deal.
The federal discrimination suit against the Queens building marks the latest legal action stemming from the past decade’s development boom.
Developers say they’re looking for community input on the Queens neighborhood’s path while some local groups are calling for a moratorium on building.
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.
Queens library officials signal interest in community board’s 11th-hour demand, but the developer of the old graffiti art site isn’t on the same page.
Parents and educators are watching as Long Island City’s P.S. 111 puts paraprofessionals on the front lines of literacy, with an emphasis on phonics.
Community Board 2 had twice shot down the proposal to develop a 1,000+ luxury apartments on the famed former street art space in Queens.
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Discussions for reviving a long-shuttered engine company stall, despite FDNY acknowledgment the booming area needs more emergency responders.
The board nixed a last-minute add-on of 100 units and two stories to the former street art site after an unusual private meeting with the developer.
Artists blast restaurant get-together ahead of a deadline for input on the latest plan to build luxury apartment towers at the former graffiti mecca.
After the whitewashing of the Long Island City graffiti mecca spurred a lawsuit, owners want artists at the planned luxury apartment complex.
Garbage grows as patience shrinks in Long Island City, where residents share the sidewalk with rodents. Complaints, meanwhile, go largely unanswered.
The Citigroup Building’s owners won’t kick out the library this summer, giving the Long Island City branch until March to find permanent new digs.
After 30 years in Long Island City’s Citigroup Building, beloved Court Square library branch is reading into an uncertain future.
The nomination of Queens State Sen. Mike Gianaris to a post with veto power doomed HQ2. His next target: New York’s vast corporate tax breaks.