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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LaGuardia Airport’s $4 billion overhaul is approved by Port Authority
Photo courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the $4 billion overhaul of LaGuardia Airport is one step closer to becoming a reality. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved a lease with LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the group who will spearhead the building and operation of a new state-of-the-art Terminal B, with a central hall and concourse […]

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Much-needed upgrades are finally coming to the Flushing LIRR station
Photo courtesy of Congresswoman Meng's office

Start with the surface and the change will ripple. That was the message Friday as Congresswoman Grace Meng and other local officials gathered to commemorate the completion of phase one of the MTA Flushing-Main Street Long Island Rail Road station renovation, unveiling fresh signs and thicker, safer railings to prevent small children from falling or squeezing through […]

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DEP plans $33M sewer project to reduce Flushing Bay pollution
THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

A $33 million sewer upgrade to substantially reduce pollution in the Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay is set to begin this spring, according to the city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The project will prevent an annual total of 225 million gallons of combined sewer overflow from reaching the creek. Combined sewer overflow — or […]

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PHOTOS: Queens digs out from blizzard, fumes over unplowed streets
Photo via Twitter/@NicBelleDeRise

Updated 5:20 p.m. The whirring engines of snowblowers and scraping of snow shovels could be heard across Queens on Sunday as residents begin digging out from the Blizzard of 2016. The only thing louder than that, it seems, is the annoyance of residents regarding unplowed streets across the “World’s Borough.” According to the National Weather Service, […]

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