Alleged coverup of contaminated College Point soil brought to light
Photo courtesy of Tony Avella's office

Officials and College Point residents are looking for answers after fuel-contaminated soil was found and left unreported at the Linden Place Project of the College Point Industrial Park. Dr. James Cervino—a College Point marine pathologist and Community Board 7 (CB 7) member working as a consultant on the project—uncovered the contamination on a recent trip to […]

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Companies tied to Jamaica development boom look to hire local contractors
THE COURIER/Photo courtesy of Angela Matua

Jamaica is in the midst of a development boom, and several developers and government agencies met on Friday with local contractors to show them how to get in on the ground floor. The event, specifically for Minority, Women-owned and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) contractors, was held at the First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica. The Bluestone Organization announced […]

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Kyle Kimball named Con Edison VP of Government Relations

Con Edison announced Thursday the appointment of Kyle Kimball, former president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), as its vice president of Government Relations. Kimball, who is a Brooklyn resident, will join the company in August. “We are excited to have Kyle join our team at Con Edison,” said Frances A. Resheske, senior […]

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Plans for future Astoria ferry dock revealed
THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre /Renderings and charts courtesy NYCEDC

City officials revealed renderings and information about the planned Astoria ferry dock in Hallets Cove at a meeting Thursday to hear residents’ concerns about the landing, which is expected to be complete in 2017. The new dock will be located off the promenade across from the Astoria Houses complex and will consist of an approximately 3,000-square-foot floating […]

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Permits filed for building at new Cornell Tech campus
Renderings courtesy of Weiss/Manfredi

For now Cornell University’s Tech campus is located in Google’s building in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. But it’s widely expected that when Cornell’s new 2-million-square-foot tech campus opens on Roosevelt Island in 2017, the young leading minds of a new era will pour into Long Island City via the Queensboro Bridge for work opportunities […]

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