Coastal flood warning lifted in SE Queens, advisory in effect for evening high tide
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Updated Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 4:31 p.m. The coastal flooding that filled streets across parts of the Rockaways, Broad Channel and Howard Beach with water yesterday has mostly dissipated, according to Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder‘s office, but a coastal flood advisory is set to take effect Tuesday night. The coastal flood warning was lifted at 11 a.m. Tuesday […]

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GOP leaders considering local councilman as mayoral candidate in 2017
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Queens’ only Republican City Council member may be under consideration among party leaders as a potential challenger to Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2017. The New York Post reported on Monday that several Republican leaders — including Queens County GOP Chairman Robert Turner — are encouraging Councilman Eric Ulrich to make a run for the city’s highest elected post. […]

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Snow adds to Woodhaven’s concerns over proposed SBS medians
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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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New contract bid for Elmhurst shelter that got 17 code violations in one day
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There’s yet another contract proposal for the homeless shelter operated at the former Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst. After Comptroller Scott M. Stringer thrice rejected a proposal to convert the currently temporary shelter at 79-00 Queens Blvd. into a permanent homeless shelter, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) submitted its fourth proposal earlier this month. The new proposal, […]

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Local pols fume over city’s response to blizzard in Queens
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The second-largest snowstorm in the city’s history dumped the most snow on Queens than on any other borough, but the “World’s Borough” seems to have received the least attention from the Department of Sanitation. Elected officials across the borough have been flooded by calls and social media posts from constituents complaining about unplowed streets and […]

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