Mayor wants new schools in LIC and Woodside, but concerns remain
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Updated Jan.28, 1:43 p.m. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget plan for the 2017 fiscal year includes $225 million toward building four new schools in Long Island City and Woodside, according to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. Parents in the rapidly expanding neighborhoods in School District 30 have been petitioning for new schools in the area, especially […]

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Plans for new high school in Flushing withdrawn: officials
A DOE adminstrative office at 30-48 Linden Place will not turned into a school for 450 students.

The Department of Education has decided not to insert a 450-seat high school into the DOE District Office at 30-48 Linden Pl., according to officials. City Councilman Peter Koo met with Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña earlier this year to express his opposition to the plan due to safety and congestion concerns. The chancellor stated at that […]

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Proposed high school at Bayside Jewish Center not happening: SCA
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Updated Nov. 25, 10:07 a.m. The proposal to build a 730-seat high school at the former Bayside Jewish Center will not be moving forward, according to the School Construction Authority (SCA). “Unfortunately, we have been unable to reach a consensus with Bayside residents and local elected officials on our proposed development site for a new high […]

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Queens Borough Hall meeting to focus on senior housing affordability

BY IRENE SPEZZAMONTE Affordable senior housing will be the focus of a special meeting that the Queens Interagency Council on Aging (QICA) will hold on Thursday, Nov. 19, at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens. Representatives from the borough president’s office and federal and local government will attend the meeting, which will focus on the housing […]

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Many Sunnyside residents against 10-story affordable housing plan
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Nearly 200 Sunnyside residents attended a meeting held by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and representatives from Phipps Houses on Monday night regarding a plan for a possible 10-story apartment building containing as many as 220 affordable housing units. Phipps Houses, the oldest and largest nonprofit affordable housing developer in New York City, is proposing to build […]

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