New Queens animal shelter will not be a ‘no-kill’ but it’s not what you think. It’s better
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When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that the city’s executive budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 includes $10 million for two new full-service animal shelters in Queens and in the Bronx, many QNS readers asked if the shelters would have a no-kill policy. QNS reached out to the mayor’s office as well as […]

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You can now win annual ferry passes at new Citywide Ferry Service website
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The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and Hornblower, the provider of the new citywide ferry service, have just launched the service’s website, which will feature everything from a chance to win an annual ferry pass to a live stream of boat construction. The construction and development phase of the first citywide ferry service in nearly 100 years will be documented […]

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UPDATE: Queens is getting a new multimillion-dollar animal shelter
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Queens will finally receive a full-service animal shelter of its own. Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement on Tuesday in revealing his executive budget proposal for fiscal year 2017. Queens animal lovers will be happy to hear that the budget sets aside $10 million to build two brand-new animal shelters in Queens and in the Bronx. This investment […]

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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge is getting new energy-saving bulbs
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The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s lights are now whiter, brighter and greener. The MTA announced on Earth Day, April 22, that all the lightbulbs on all of the bridge’s 182 main cables have been replaced with LED lights. Unlike the original mercury-vapor bulbs, the LEDs will reduce electricity costs by 73 percent and last up to five years […]

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Bayside’s Ahles House finally receives long-overdue landmark status
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A beautiful and historic Bayside house finally received the recognition it rightfully deserves. The Lydia Ann Bell and William Ahles House, a 19th-century home located at 39-26 213th St., was designated as an official city landmark on April 12. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) unanimously voted to designate the iconic Bayside building as a New York City Landmark alongside […]

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