Community leaders weigh in on Brooklyn Queens Connector plan
Photo Courtesy of Brooklyn Queens Connector

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans for a streetcar along the East River from Sunset Park to Astoria garnered many opinions from community leaders in the “World’s Borough” from high praise to great concern. QNS reached out to community leaders in Astoria, Long Island City and surrounding areas to ask them to weigh in on this proposal: “The streetcar plan […]

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LIC Partnership launches business survey to gauge future economic improvements
Photo courtesy of Jlwelsh/Flickr

The Long Island City Partnership (LICP), whose mission is to advocate for economic development in the area, on Monday launched a business survey that will be distributed to more than 6,000 businesses. The survey will inform the organization’s comprehensive plan to strengthen Long Island City’s economic, social and physical infrastructure. In light of a major […]

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Pols, Flushing residents rally for safety at high traffic intersection
Photo courtesy of the office of Ron Kim

Elected officials and Flushing residents rallied on Tuesday for improved safety measures at a College Point Boulevard intersection after a recent fatal hit-and-run. Mariano Contreras, 41, was found unconscious and unresponsive after being struck by a northbound black SUV early Sunday morning on College Point Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue. The driver fled the scene and […]

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Verizon workers protest contract changes in Bayside rally
THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel

Verizon employees banded together Thursday in a rally outside a Bayside building owned by the company during ongoing contract negotiations over benefits and additional job demands. Nearly 300 people were estimated to be at the rally, which attracted approving honks from passing cars and had its own on-site DJ. Union members sang pro-union chants cheering for district […]

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Massive community-made mural unveiled in LIC
Photos via Department of Transportation's Flickr

The commute to and from work, school and other daily activities for pedestrians and drivers in Long Island City just got more colorful — all with help from the community. Queens artist Mark Salinas, who is the founder of the mural organization 7Train Murals, joined the Long Island City Partnership and the Department of Transportation […]

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