Construction workers walk off $875 million Long Island City complex project due to low wages and unsafe conditions
Photo courtesy of Steamfitters Local 638

Four non-union steamfitters walked off of a multimillion-dollar residential project being constructed in Long Island City after claiming their employers were exploiting them with low pay and unsafe working conditions. The 1,789-unit residential complex on Jackson Avenue is being developed by Tishman Speyer and the three towers are located at 28-10 Jackson Ave., 28-30 Jackson Ave. and 30-02 Queens Blvd. They are slated […]

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You’ll be stunned by the million-dollar transformation of this once-empty lot next to a Ridgewood school
Photos courtesy of The Trust for Public Land and New York City

The once-barren asphalt lot at P.S. 75 in Ridgewood has been transformed into a state-of-the-art playground complete with a unique green infrastructure. The School Construction Authority (SCA) joined with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) — partnering with the Department of Education (DOE) — to bring this new schoolyard to life for the 500 pre-K to […]

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City seeks developers to continue construction of Hunters Point South in Long Island City
Photo courtesy of NYC EDC

The city is calling on developers to submit plans for two parcels at the Hunters Point South development site along the Long Island City waterfront. Parcels “F” and “G” on the 30-acre site are located on the southern tip of the development. The city’s request for proposals (RFP) is seeking a plan that includes at least […]

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Overcrowded Middle Village school breaks ground on $31.5M expansion
Rendering courtesy Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley's office

After years of complaints, a Middle Village school is finally getting a much-needed expansion. In 2009 P.S./I.S. 49, located at 63-60 80th St., received an expansion to grow the school into a kindergarten through eighth-grade facility. With the expansion came more students than the school could handle, so many parents from the neighborhood were forced […]

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Landmarked elementary school in Richmond Hill is getting much needed expansion
Photo via Twitter/@eric_ulrich

P.S. 66 in Queens currently provides a 21st century education in a 19th century building, but all that is about to change. The Richmond Hill school, located at 85-11 102nd St. and named after former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, suffers from a lack of modern facilities. There are only two bathrooms in the school to accommodate its 600 […]

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