Help pick community projects for next year’s $1M participatory budgeting session
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During the 2016 City Council Participatory Budgeting session, more than 2,400 votes were cast in District 30, where residents decided to spend $1 million in funding on improving the schools and libraries across Glendale, Ridgewood, Middle Village and Maspeth. Now, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is already accepting ideas for the next participatory budgeting cycle. Through an […]

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New elementary school coming to Hunters Point South but LIC parents worried about lack of pre-K seats
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Updated May 5, 4:21 p.m. An additional 600-seat elementary school will be built on the grounds of the Hunters Point development project, but Long Island City parents did not have much time to celebrate this news when they began to discover that many of their children were put on a pre-K waitlist this week. The Gantry […]

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School and library upgrades are coming Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth and Middle Village through participatory budgeting
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The community has spoken and the results are in. More than 2,400 votes were cast and the final tallies have been counted in Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s District 30 participatory budgeting cycle where community members were able to vote on how they would like to see $1 million spent, and the big winners are the schools and […]

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Contentious affordable housing development in Sunnyside will now enter the public approval process
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Updated April 4, 3:11 p.m. A 10-story affordable housing project in Sunnyside may be one step closer to being constructed. Phipps Houses, the oldest and largest nonprofit affordable housing developer in New York City, plans to build The Barnett, a 220-unit project at 50-25 Barnett Ave. The Department of City Planning (DCP) certified the developers zoning application on Monday kicking […]

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Overcrowded Long Island City school will not lose middle school seats next year
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updated March 22, 10:25 a.m. Students attending the only middle school in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City will no longer need to scramble to find a new school as previously expected. Parents and students rallied last spring to bring awareness about the possible truncation of sixth- through eighth-grade classes at P.S./I.S. 78. The Department of Education […]

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