Putting tolls on the East River Bridges won’t solve NYC’s traffic problems, lawmaker says
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Don’t even think about it! That was the message Assemblyman David Weprin presented on Wednesday regarding a proposal to install tolls on the free East River crossings such as the Ed Koch-Queensboro, Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Weprin made his remarks during a panel discussion at the World Trade Center titled “Getting from Here to […]

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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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7 Historic Queens Landmarks on the National Registry you may not know about

7. Sidewalk Clock—Located at 161-11 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica this historic cast-iron timepiece sits on a the corner of the original site of a former pre-colonial stone church that existed from 1699 to 1813. It was converted into a prison during the American Revolution and features an unusual design incorporating a bell-cast shaped column base and anthemion finial above […]

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Councilman Van Bramer endorses MoveNY Fair Plan, adding Queensboro Bridge tolls
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The MoveNY Fair Plan received another supporter in Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who officially endorsed the plan on Tuesday. The plan, which is the brainchild of leading transportation engineer “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz, would generate $1.35 billion annually through a number of tactics, including instituting tolls and fees to travel on the free East River bridges and below 60th […]

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LIC office building for sale could be prime for redevelopment
Photo courtesy of Cushman and Wakefield

It’s ready for business, but a Long Island City office building and warehouse which recently hit the real estate market could be ripe for redevelopment in one of the borough’s hottest neighborhoods. Brokers Cushman and Wakefield are offering the 15,000-square-foot, two-story building at 11-02/04 37th Ave. for an undisclosed amount, as all appropriate offers are being […]

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