New hotel and convention center are coming to Queens’ Resorts World Casino through a $400M expansion
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Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park is looking to hit the jackpot as it plans to spend $400 million to build a new hotel and convention complex while adding 1,000 new video-lottery terminals (VLTs). According to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the proposal aims to add a 400-room hotel, 20,000-square-foot spa and resort, and a minimum of […]

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Signs to increase the safety of autistic children may be coming to Howard Beach
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Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced Tuesday his plans to urge the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install signs in key areas around Howard Beach to ensure the safety of children with autism. In a letter to the DOT, Goldfeder requested the agency investigate potential areas where signs could prove useful like Cross Bay Boulevard near the […]

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Western Queens light rail plan gets $500K for engineering study
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A proposed light rail system for western Queens could be on the fast track to reality. The city’s new budget for the 2017 fiscal year includes $500,000 earmarked for the city Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct an engineering study to determine the feasibility of bringing a light rail system from Jamaica to Long Island City along the […]

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UPDATE: This Queens lawmaker won’t run for re-election, but isn’t closing door on political career yet
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UPDATED June 6, 5:21 p.m. After five years in Albany, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder says its time to focus on family, not politics. The lawmaker announced on June 2 that he would not seek re-election this November to the 23rd Assembly District seat, which represents Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Broad Channel and much of the Rockaways. […]

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Cops and city agency crack down on illegal parking along Nassau Expressway near JFK Airport
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Some might call it a parking lot during rush-hour traffic, but the Nassau Expressway has become a literal stopover for taxi drivers en route to John F. Kennedy Airport. Last week, the NYPD and the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) decided to do something about it, and told the vehicles’ owners to “move along.” Officers from […]

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