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
Rendering by MHG Architects/via Department of City Planning

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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Mayor wants new schools in LIC and Woodside, but concerns remain
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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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How would you spend $1 million? Budget voting now open in Crowley’s district
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Another year, another round of participatory budgeting for the 30th Council District. City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley set aside $1 million for members of the 30th Council District to vote on what project, or projects, they would like to see that money go toward for the first time last year, and is continuing it this year. […]

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