Following a Long Island plane crash, Whitestone residents fear frequent tourist helicopters
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Whitestone has been rumbling with anger over Hampton helicopters that instill a sense of fear and discomfort among neighborhood residents. Tuesday’s report of a single-engine plane crashed in Syosset, Long Island that killed three occupants near a school has added to the anxieties of Whitestone residents. “My heart sunk,” said Alfredo Centola, president of the We Love Whitestone Civic […]

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New elementary school coming to Hunters Point South but LIC parents worried about lack of Pre-K seats
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Updated May 5, 4:21 p.m. An additional 600-seat elementary school will be built on the grounds of the Hunters Point development project, but Long Island City parents did not have much time to celebrate this news when they began to discover that many of their children were put on a pre-K wait list this week. The […]

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All of the Clearview Expressway and part of the Grand Central Parkway will be repaved
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Drivers can expect delays on the Clearview Expressway and Grand Central Parkway as early as next week, when the state Department of Transportation (DOT) begins a major repaving project on both arteries. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday the $18 million improvement to resurface the entire stretch of the Clearview Expressway between Hillside Avenue in Hollis […]

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Former site of sexist statue ‘Civic Virtue’ in Kew Gardens is being rededicated to the women of Queens
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Workers have begun transforming the former site of the controversial Civic Virtue statue near Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens into a public green space, according to Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. Contractors are repairing damaged stone work at the base of the fountain upon which the statue — now a resident of Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn — once […]

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Watch free ‘Movies Under the Stars’ in Queens parks this summer
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A major expansion of the popular summer ‘Movies Under the Stars’ will allow Queens residents to enjoy free summer screenings in parks. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin and Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver announced Tuesday that ‘Movies Under the Stars’ series will bring twice as many movies as last year. Three hundred movies will […]

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