Queens News

See shells journey from dinner plates to docks as environmentalists and restaurateurs use mollusks to boost local ecology.
Water’s Edge in Long Island City is up for auction on the city government surplus website.
Staff jump in to provide education and many other essentials for an unexpected influx of some six dozen migrant youth.
Now the issue is a repair to the pool’s special floor that’s 0% complete — and as the center is already scheduled to close, for at least another year, the summer after next.
The Army Corps of Engineers’ planned gates, meant to protect against future Sandy-like storms could help reduce moon-cycle deluges in oceanside neighborhoods. But some worry that they are not meant for such tidal use.
Charles Barron called the development in his district a model for others, while Julie Won took credit for “wins” while falling short of the affordable housing threshold she’d called for.
NYCFC will be crossing from The Bronx to Queens for a new soccer stadium that will be coupled with 2,500 so-called affordable housing units, local electeds and developers are expected to announce Wednesday.
Last year 369,000 people worked in tech jobs after a decade of fast growth. But following the meltdown of the Amazon Queens deal, nearly all those jobs are in Manhattan or Brooklyn.
It’s hosted pros and serves as a de facto community center, but with back rent due and developers circling the location, Steinway may be playing its last game.
The former DOB head hired Joseph Livreri as a City Council aide in 2019. Livreri is still working under Councilmember Joann Ariola, even as the Manhattan DA investigates possible mob ties.
Cross Bay Boulevard, a main evacuation route for residents of Broad Channel, is still in bad shape a decade after Superstorm Sandy.
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Ten years after the superstorm of the century, the MTA isn’t done with efforts to protect its waterfront routes.
Tomaso Tiseo has parked broken-down cars, buses, and trucks along a few blocks surrounding St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst for years, according to neighbors and elected officials.
That’s not quite a done deal yet, but it would be a welcome change for families whose kids were marked absent from school to celebrate this year and those whose kids missed some of the celebration to be in school.
As political momentum builds, Astoria’s Council member has remained staunch in her opposition.
Studio space remains in hot demand, with Sunnyside the latest neighborhood to see a government-subsidized production facility.
Department of Citywide Administrative Services agrees to pay seven Black, Hispanic and Asian workers who alleged they were put behind white ones in getting opportunities to boost pay.
Following a surprising rejection of maps in September, the NYC Redistricting Commission was nearly unanimous in pushing a new set of Council district lines through.
Construction on the $52 billion project is expected to begin in 2030 — but first it has to get through a public comment period and then be approved by a gauntlet of federal, state and local officials.
The lawsuit against McKinsey & Co. was filed on behalf of the health and welfare funds of dozens of construction trade and other unions.
Longtime boosters of restoring rail service to a 3.5-mile stretch of the LIRR’s abandoned Rockaway Beach Branch said last week’s QueensWay park announcement left them wondering about the prospects for their preferred transit project.