Brief evacuation at JFK airport this morning was caused by a false bomb alarm
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In the midst of the heightened airport security following yesterday’s bomb attack in Istanbul, Turkey, JFK’s Terminal 5 in Queens was briefly evacuated on Wednesday morning. An unattended suspicious package was found at Terminal 5, which services the JetBlue airlines, at approximately 8:30 a.m., a Port Authority spokesperson told Daily News. The terminal was evacuated […]

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50+ Canada geese were collected in Queens and sent for slaughter so they don’t fly into JFK-bound airplanes
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These Canada geese were at the wrong place at the wrong time. In an effort to prevent accidents like the 2009 Miracle on the Hudson — where a brave pilot made an emergency landing in the Hudson River after his plane was struck by Canada geese — these birds have been continuously removed from the […]

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Vice President Joe Biden helps to break ground on $7 billion LaGuardia Airport project in Queens
Photos courtesy of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden gathered at LaGuardia Airport to break ground on a $7 billion project that will completely transform the 77-year-old airport. Last year Cuomo announced the construction of a completely new facility to replace the current building. The cost was estimated at $4 billion, but that number has since risen. LaGuardia Gateway Partners […]

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Op-Ed: Even in the lack of Flushing West upzoning, the area has a lot of potential
Photo: by courtesy of Department of City Planning

The Flushing West rezoning proposal was introduced by Mayor de Blasio two years ago in an effort to create affordable housing. This area was part of de Blasio’s affordable housing plan which incorporated 15 designated rezoning areas including the Jerome Avenue corridor in the Bronx, and East New York which has been approved by the city. […]

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UPDATE: Flushing West rezoning plan has been scrapped by Mayor de Blasio’s administration
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The Flushing West project, which would have transformed an industrial area into housing and retail spaces, was suddenly stopped by Mayor Bill de Blasio, it was reported on Tuesday. De Blasio originally supported the $350 million plan as part of his affordable housing agenda, but it appears that potential complications from the plan — and opposition from one local lawmaker — may have influenced […]

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