Vice President Joe Biden helps to break ground on $7 billion LaGuardia Airport project in Queens
Photos courtesy of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden gathered at LaGuardia Airport to break ground on a $7 billion project that will completely transform the 77-year-old airport. Last year Cuomo announced the construction of a completely new facility to replace the current building. The cost was estimated at $4 billion, but that number has since risen. LaGuardia Gateway Partners […]

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Op-Ed: Even in the lack of Flushing West upzoning, the area has a lot of potential
Photo: by courtesy of Department of City Planning

The Flushing West rezoning proposal was introduced by Mayor de Blasio two years ago in an effort to create affordable housing. This area was part of de Blasio’s affordable housing plan which incorporated 15 designated rezoning areas including the Jerome Avenue corridor in the Bronx, and East New York which has been approved by the city. […]

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UPDATE: Flushing West rezoning plan has been scrapped by Mayor de Blasio’s administration
Photo courtesy of the NYC Economic Development Corporation

The Flushing West project, which would have transformed an industrial area into housing and retail spaces, was suddenly stopped by Mayor Bill de Blasio, it was reported on Tuesday. De Blasio originally supported the $350 million plan as part of his affordable housing agenda, but it appears that potential complications from the plan — and opposition from one local lawmaker — may have influenced […]

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Especially bad in summer: JFK, LaGuardia and Newark ranked as the most delayed airports in the U.S.
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If you traveled to or from New York and New Jersey airports in the last year and experienced major delays, it wasn’t just your bad luck. The New York and New Jersey airports ranked the worst in the national delay rankings. The study was issued on Monday by Global Gateway Alliance (GGA), which is a nonprofit advocacy organization whose aim […]

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Astoria residents question route and cost of proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector
QNS/Photo courtesy of Angela Matua

Astoria residents filled the Variety Boys & Girls Club on Monday to discuss the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector, and many had differing opinions on where the car would run — and if it would be worth the effort. The packed room was split into eight groups where representatives from the Department of Transportation (DOT) and […]

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