These cute birds are holding up boardwalk construction in Rockaway Beach
Photo: Wikimedia

The Piping Plover, a cute endangered bird, is reportedly holding up reconstruction of the Rockaway Beach boardwalk. Rockaway Beach has been struggling to rebuild their boardwalk, torn up by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, for what seems like an eternity. The $480 million restoration project has been marked by endless delays and struggles, from high winds threatening […]

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Gaming tables, water fountains coming to Astoria Park along with other improvements in western Queens
Photo: Astoria Park Alliance

We won’t know the results of the presidential primaries in New York for several hours, but the results of another election have been announced. Residents in neighborhoods such as Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside cast their votes for several projects in the participatory budgeting process from March 26 through April 3. Councilmen Costa Constantinides and […]

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Wi-Fi, farmers market, mural are among community suggestions for Myrtle/Wyckoff pedestrian plaza
QNS/Photo by Anthony Giudice

What do you think should be at a pedestrian plaza at Myrtle/Wyckoff avenues? That is what the Department of Transportation (DOT) wanted to know from the people who would be using the plaza the most, commuters, during a Vision Zero public workshop held at I.S. 77 in Ridgewood on Tuesday, March 29. The plaza will permanently close […]

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Participatory budgeting kicks off this weekend for Northeast Queens
Photo courtesy of Gregg Sullivan

Residents in the 19th City Council District will get to choose how they want to spend that money for the second year in a row. Nearly $1 million in city funds allocated this year for potential projects such as bus stop countdown clocks, police cameras and public school upgrades will be decided this coming weekend by residents […]

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Dangerous intersections on Northern Blvd. in Astoria and Woodside will get pedestrian safety islands
Photo courtesy of DOT

The Department of Transportation will work to make certain intersections on Northern Boulevard in Queens safer by making it easier for pedestrians to cross the street. The city agency presented a plan on Tuesday, which Community Board 1 approved, to construct 14 pedestrian safety islands, ban certain left turns and make other changes from Honeywell Street […]

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