LIC to receive nearly $40 million for street upgrades
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

Long Island City streets will receive major upgrades as a part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative, city officials formally announced at a Monday press conference. A large swath of streets, many of which have not been reconstructed since the early 20th century, will be upgraded to enhance transportation safety, especially in a neighborhood […]

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Mayor’s $82 billion budget vision aims to invest in city’s future
Photo by Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI The de Blasio administration kicked off budget season on Thursday with an $82.1 billion preliminary budget for the 2017 fiscal year.  The FY2017 budget is nearly $5 billion larger than last year’s $77.7 billion budget, which the administration claims is due to the recognition of new federal grants and investments. De Blasio tackled […]

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See which LIC streets will be reconstructed in mayor’s $29.6M plan
Photo by Walter Karling

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that he would be allocating $29.6 million for the Long Island City Reconstruction Project, which will include the complete reconstruction of several streets and a sewer line project. During de Blasio’s Vision Zero press conference at Woodside’s Razi School, he also announced that 2015 was the safest year […]

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Objections over Woodhaven Boulevard bus plan voiced at CB 9 meeting
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BY BROOKE SMITH The overwhelming opposition to the Select Bus Service (SBS) plan on Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevard took center stage during Tuesday night’s Community Board 9 (CB 9) meeting at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens. Representatives from the Department of Transportation (DOT) and MTA NYC Transit were on hand to explain how the plans […]

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Safety improvements finished near Forest Hills’ MacDonald Park
Photos courtesy of NYC DOT

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI MacDonald Park in Forest Hills received some much-needed safety and access improvements thanks to the efforts of local politicians. City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced Tuesday that the DOT had completed pedestrian improvements near the park in response to a request from Katz and other area […]

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