LIC Partnership launches business survey to gauge future economic improvements
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The Long Island City Partnership (LICP), whose mission is to advocate for economic development in the area, on Monday launched a business survey that will be distributed to more than 6,000 businesses. The survey will inform the organization’s comprehensive plan to strengthen Long Island City’s economic, social and physical infrastructure. In light of a major […]

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Katz recommends rejection of two affordable housing zoning proposals
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BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI Count Queens Borough President Melinda Katz among the growing number of Queens officials opposed to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing plan. Katz issued a formal statement Tuesday announcing that she recommended the disapproval of two recent zoning amendments presented by the Department of City Planning, proposals part of de Blasio’s affordable housing plan, Housing New York. “This is […]

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CB 7 moves to rezone Whitestone development after not receiving size restriction
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With one promise apparently broken, Community Board 7 (CB 7) decided on Monday to keep its promise regarding the future of the Waterpointe site in Whitestone. Members of CB 7 is pushing for a new zoning classification for Waterpointe — an 18-acre waterfront site where 52 single-family homes are to be built — after developers failed to deliver […]

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Flushing community groups join together to fight for affordable housing
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Seven community, faith and labor organizations joined together last week to form the Flushing Community Alliance, a collective effort to fight for equitable rezoning in Flushing. The group was created as a response to the ongoing studies leading up to the eventual rezoning of an area dubbed “Flushing West” by the City Planning Department. The Alliance […]

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Whitestone Lanes in Flushing listed for $60M
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A renowned 24-hour bowling alley in Flushing has been listed online at $60 million, according to a listing by commercial real estate agent Cushman & Wakefield. The agency was detained in June for the sale of the 80,510-square-foot lot where 48-lane bowling alley Whitestone Lanes is located. It is currently set to be sold at $150 […]

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