The 107-year-old Queensboro Bridge will receive $244 million in funding for repairs
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The decades-old bridge that connects Long Island City and 59th Street in Manhattan will get a major facelift under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new budget plan. Built in 1909, the Queensboro Bridge was designed by civil engineer Leffert L. Buck and architect Henry Hornbostel. It underwent extensive renovations in 1987 that lasted until 2012 and came at […]

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As the traffic nightmare of a bridge comes down, city wants to hear your ‘fond memories’
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BY COURTNEY OBENG AND ROBERT POZARYCKI Ask most drivers how they feel about the Kosciuszko Bridge, and you’ll hear nothing but profanity-laced responses. The state Department of Transportation (DOT), however, has a soft spot for the 76-year-old bridge over the Newtown Creek, which will soon be replaced by a new, modern span. As Queens and Brooklyn prepare for the […]

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City begins installing decorative street lamps around eastern Glendale
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Let there be decorative light! It took more than a decade, but the city is finally bringing replica antique street lamps equipped with energy-efficient LED lights to eastern Glendale. The teardrop-shaped lamps are much like the iron decorative lamps that lined streets across New York City in the early 20th century. Under what was dubbed the Parkside Decorative Street […]

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City can’t ‘walk and chew gum at the same time’ on Queens graffiti removal, lawmaker says
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The city’s Vision Zero program may be making streets safer, but it’s also pushed graffiti removal to the back burner, according to one Queens elected official. State Senator Tony Avella railed against the de Blasio administration and the Department of Transportation (DOT) for allegedly ignoring his repeated requests last December to sign a graffiti removal […]

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Ask the mayor: Are individuals allowed to sell cars and park them on a street?
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QNS and the Mayor’s Office are proud to present a weekly column in which Mayor Bill de Blasio answers your questions about issues that concern you the most. If you have a question about anything going on in the city, in your neighborhood, or on your block, we want to hear from you! Email us at […]

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