Queens Library celebrates National Library Week (April 10-16) with Mobile Library tour
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Step aside Lollapalooza, Queens Library is going on tour! To celebrate National Library Week (April 10-16) and National Bookmobile Day (April 13), Queens Library is hitting the road with its Mobile Library, bringing the fun and thrills of books to towns across the borough. You’re invited to drop by, sign up for a free Queens […]

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Homegrown homelessness is in danger of rising in Elmhurst and Corona, report says
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The burden of rising rents and decrease of available low-income housing in the Queens neighborhoods of Elmhurst and Corona is forcing families to double up in apartments.

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After three denials, Stringer approves permanent contract for Elmhurst shelter
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City Comptroller Scott Stringer gave his approval Friday to a contract that makes the temporary homeless shelter at the former Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst permanent. The latest contract for the shelter, located at 79-00 Queens Blvd., was submitted on Jan. 6 for a two-year, $23,870,000 deal ending on June 17. According to a spokesperson for Stringer, this […]

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New contract bid for Elmhurst shelter that got 17 code violations in one day
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There’s yet another contract proposal for the homeless shelter operated at the former Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst. After Comptroller Scott M. Stringer thrice rejected a proposal to convert the currently temporary shelter at 79-00 Queens Blvd. into a permanent homeless shelter, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) submitted its fourth proposal earlier this month. The new proposal, […]

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Letters and comments on homeless shelter, tenants and spa raids

TIME TO CLOSE PAN AMERICAN HOMELESS SHELTER Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio. With the departure of Gilbert Taylor as commissioner of the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), we hope you will utilize this opportunity to address the faulty decisions made by Commissioner Taylor during his brief tenure, […]

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