Attend town hall meetings on snow removal response in Jackson Heights & Corona
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After residents, elected officials and even Mayor Bill de Blasio were disappointed by the cleanup response to Winter Storm Jonas in Jackson Heights and Corona, local politicians are holding two town hall meetings to exchange ideas for a better response plan. Queens residents took to social media to voice their anger at the unplowed streets in the […]

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Plans for western Queens light rail could benefit from BQX streetcar proposal
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Rail could be the wave of the future throughout west Queens. With Mayor Bill de Blasio releasing last week a $2.5 billion plan to bring commuters the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX), an above-ground streetcar line along the East River waterfront, one local politician is hoping her plan for a commuter rail will be put on the fast track. Since last […]

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Coastal flood warning lifted in SE Queens, advisory in effect for evening high tide
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Updated Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 4:31 p.m. The coastal flooding that filled streets across parts of the Rockaways, Broad Channel and Howard Beach with water yesterday has mostly dissipated, according to Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder‘s office, but a coastal flood advisory is set to take effect Tuesday night. The coastal flood warning was lifted at 11 a.m. Tuesday […]

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Lunar New Year is a public school holiday for the first time today
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For the first time in their history, New York City public schools will be closed to observe the Asian Lunar New Year this Monday, Feb. 8. The addition of the Lunar New Year to the public school calendar, which Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last June, was celebrated by Public Advocate Letitia James, other elected officials […]

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Community leaders weigh in on Brooklyn Queens Connector plan
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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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