New MTA buses featuring USB charging posts and free Wi-Fi will arrive to Queens on Tuesday
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A ride around the city costs more than ever before, but at least passengers can enjoy some new eye candy coming soon. Starting on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will premiere its fresh fleet of refined buses. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the MTA will begin to present their first set of 75 new buses […]

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$70M for the new police precinct in southeast Queens is included in mayor’s executive budget
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Updated April 27, 12:40 p.m. Southeast Queens residents have 116 reasons to feel a bit more secure in their future. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive budget includes $70 million for the construction of a new 116th Precinct focused on the neighborhoods of Brookville, Laurelton, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens, the Daily News reported on Tuesday. Residents and […]

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House flipping in Queens is making gentrification that much easier, study shows
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Property values in Queens are steadily on the rise thanks to house flipping. According to a study conducted by the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, the flipping of small houses have caused an enormous increase in the price of homes within residential neighborhoods, and reduced the number of available, affordable homes. The study defined “home flip” as a […]

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Queens Library celebrates National Library Week (April 10-16) with Mobile Library tour
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Step aside Lollapalooza, Queens Library is going on tour! To celebrate National Library Week (April 10-16) and National Bookmobile Day (April 13), Queens Library is hitting the road with its Mobile Library, bringing the fun and thrills of books to towns across the borough. You’re invited to drop by, sign up for a free Queens […]

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NYPD should split the 105th Precinct to better serve southeast Queens, lawmakers say
The 105th Precinct headquarters in Queens Village is quite a distance from many area residents

Two Queens politicians are looking to ease the burden of police officers. Councilmen Barry Grodenchik and Donovan Richards introduced a resolution calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to split the 105th Precinct into two standalone commands. The 105th Precinct covers most of the area along the Queens-Nassau border, running from […]

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