Little Bay Park restrooms open this week after three years of construction
Rendering courtesy of the Park Dept

What a relief for visitors to Little Bay Park! The park’s comfort stations are fully operational and will be open for public use after Thursday, according to officials. The project is long overdue, with state Senator Tony Avella and former Congressman Gary Ackerman having secured millions of dollars to install bathrooms and expand the site’s parking lot in 2004. Work […]

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LIC to receive nearly $40 million for street upgrades
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

Long Island City streets will receive major upgrades as a part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative, city officials formally announced at a Monday press conference. A large swath of streets, many of which have not been reconstructed since the early 20th century, will be upgraded to enhance transportation safety, especially in a neighborhood […]

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Snow adds to Woodhaven’s concerns over proposed SBS medians
Photo via Twitter/@AlexBlenkinsopp

After near-record snowfall pummeled Queens last weekend, causing travel problems across the borough, one local politician believes snow could potentially cause havoc for pedestrians and bus riders in the MTA and Department of Transportation (DOT) Select Bus Service (SBS) plan, especially on the proposed medians. State Senator Joseph Addabbo took to Twitter on Wednesday, Jan. […]

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Mayor wants new schools in LIC and Woodside, but concerns remain
Photo via Facebook/Sunnyside Woodside MSP

Updated Jan.28, 1:43 p.m. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget plan for the 2017 fiscal year includes $225 million toward building four new schools in Long Island City and Woodside, according to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. Parents in the rapidly expanding neighborhoods in School District 30 have been petitioning for new schools in the area, especially […]

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The Blizzard of 2016: Here’s how the city’s getting ready for it
Photo courtesy of National Weather Service

Updated Jan. 22, 3 p.m. “Snowmageddon 2016” is nigh for Queens and the rest of New York City, which is now under a blizzard warning from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon on Sunday. The National Weather Service predicts that between 7 and 12 inches of snow will fall across the region. The storm will be accompanied […]

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