The 107-year-old Queensboro Bridge will receive $244 million in funding for repairs
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The decades-old bridge that connects Long Island City and 59th Street in Manhattan will get a major facelift under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new budget plan. Built in 1909, the Queensboro Bridge was designed by civil engineer Leffert L. Buck and architect Henry Hornbostel. It underwent extensive renovations in 1987 that lasted until 2012 and came at […]

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UPDATE: Queens is getting a new multimillion-dollar animal shelter
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Queens will finally receive a full-service animal shelter of its own. Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement on Tuesday in revealing his executive budget proposal for fiscal year 2017. Queens animal lovers will be happy to hear that the budget sets aside $10 million to build two brand-new animal shelters in Queens and in the Bronx. This investment […]

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$70M for the new police precinct in southeast Queens is included in mayor’s executive budget
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Updated April 27, 12:40 p.m. Southeast Queens residents have 116 reasons to feel a bit more secure in their future. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive budget includes $70 million for the construction of a new 116th Precinct focused on the neighborhoods of Brookville, Laurelton, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens, the Daily News reported on Tuesday. Residents and […]

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See how the city plans to make streets in Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth & Middle Village cleaner
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Shopping strips in Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth and Middle Village will soon receive a major spring cleaning. Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley previously wrote to the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to request that the commercial corridors in the confines of Community Board 5 — Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood, Myrtle Avenue in Glendale, Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood, Metropolitan Avenue in […]

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Queens residents will spend 51.6 percent of their income on rent in 2016, study says
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This year, Queens residents will face the highest increase in median rent-to-income ratio, making it harder to find affordable rental units. According to a study by StreetEasy, the median rent-to-income ratio in Queens increased from 43.5 percent to 51.6 percent between 2015 and 2016, meaning residents will have to spend more than half of their annual […]

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