Residents of Flushing affordable housing say they’re plagued by rats from nearby luxury condo construction
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Updated March 16, 2:50 p.m. Oh rats! Residents of the James A. Bland Houses, a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) building complex, claim they’re suffering from a rat infestation caused by construction of the luxury condo complex SkyView Parc directly across from them on College Point Boulevard in Flushing, Queens. Rats, rumored to be in the […]

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LIC Citi Bike riders can expect an annual membership price increase on March 1
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Long Island City residents who use Citi Bike can expect an increase in their annual membership fee starting on March 1. The bike-sharing program announced on Tuesday that the annual fee would increase from $149 to $155. Annual members can still pay the fee in monthly installments of $14.95 and NYCHA residents will still pay a discounted […]

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Dangerous mold complaints go ignored at Jamaica senior home
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Senior citizens in a Jamaica housing development are sick and tired of being ignored over complaints of dangerous mold conditions in their building. The issue is taking place at Shelton House, a 12-story building exclusively for seniors located at 89-09 162nd St. The site houses about 159 residents in a total of 155 apartments and was […]

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Pomonok Houses gets $2M for security upgrades
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Residents at the Pomonok Houses have about 2 million reasons to feel safer. Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz announced on Monday a $2 million award to go toward security upgrades in the Flushing housing complex. “Pomonok is a diverse neighborhood of hard-working families that have deep roots in our community,” Simanowitz said. “Our residents should not have to […]

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District 23 candidates debate on affordable housing, services for the elderly
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Potential voters gathered at the Queens High School of Teaching in Bellerose on Monday to watch contenders for the vacant 23rd City Council seat tackle the issues in a debate hosted by the AARP and sponsored by The Queens Tribune and The Queens Press. Democrats Barry Grodenchik, Bob Friedrich, Rebecca Lynch, Ali Najmi and Celia Dosamantes […]

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