Some say 5Pointz developer broke promise to use all union labor for Long Island City project
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Several hundred union workers joined Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC) President Gary LaBarbera and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer in Long Island City on Tuesday to rally against developer G&M Realty, which they say broke a promise to use all union labor for an upcoming project. G&M Realty will turn the former 5Pointz graffiti mecca at 45-46 Davis St. […]

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Nonprofit wants to turn former Ozone Park coffee factory into a homeless shelter
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A transitional facility has been proposed for a former coffee factory in Ozone Park, according to a letter given to Community Board 9. The facility is being planned by a nonprofit group called Breaking Ground, which seeks to help homeless people with immediate needs, such as food, bathing and short-term shelter. Still early in its […]

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Forest Hills will soon be the home to a brand-new co-working space
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Two Queens natives are bringing a much-needed co-working space to Forest Hills. Benny Tan and Tiffany Choi are the masterminds behind The Austin Space, the soon-to-be co-working space for the independent workers of central Queens. They wanted to create a place for technologists, creative freelancers, remote and independent workers, and entrepreneurs to be able to […]

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State-of-the-art pre-K center focusing on STEAM classes will open near Hall of Science in Corona
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Future scientists, mathematicians, engineers and artists will get a head start in their studies when a new pre-K center opens in Corona in 2019. According to the Department of Education, the city agency will team up with the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) and the Department of Cultural Affairs to open a 250- to […]

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Free supplies for teachers, Chick-fil-A coming to Queens and 8 more stories from Queens
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With September quickly approaching, teachers are thinking about back to school shopping and one Long Island City organization is providing supplies for free. In food related news, the first Chick-fil-A in Queens will open on Sept. 1 and the first 100 people in line will win a year’s supply of free food. Dairy Queen is […]

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