Astoria residents question route and cost of proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector
QNS/Photo courtesy of Angela Matua

Astoria residents filled the Variety Boys & Girls Club on Monday to discuss the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector, and many had differing opinions on where the car would run — and if it would be worth the effort. The packed room was split into eight groups where representatives from the Department of Transportation (DOT) and […]

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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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Choose how to spend millions in city funds in western Queens starting this weekend
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Travis Grathwell

Residents who live across several neighborhoods in western Queens can decide which projects to implement with millions of dollars in city funds. Those who live in City Council District 26, which includes Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria and parts of Maspeth, have 19 projects to vote on. Projects include a special needs playground for P.S. 4, […]

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Robberies are fueling a large crime spike across the 114th Precinct in Astoria and LIC, cops say
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Crime is up 42 percent in the 114th Precinct over the last four weeks due in part to six active robbery patterns, Captain Peter Fortune, the precinct’s commanding officer said. The uptick in crime is from the period from February 22 through March 20 and crimes including robberies, felonies, grand larcenies and assaults are driving the increase, Fortune […]

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New 16-story hotel to be constructed in Long Island City, near largest housing project in North America
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A new hotel near the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City will span 16 stories, according to plans filed with the Department of Buildings. Flushing-based Ampiera Group is developing the 16,140-square-foot site at 38-70 12th St. The 139-room hotel will sit in a narrow, heavily industrialized road that also houses a laundromat and Friendship Baptist Church. It […]

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