Mayor to unveil plans for ‘Brooklyn Queens Connector’ streetcar line
Photo Courtesy of Brooklyn Queens Connector

Commuters between Brooklyn and Queens might soon have an easier way to travel between the boroughs: an above-ground streetcar line on the waterfront. Mayor Bill de Blasio is scheduled to unveil plans for the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) during tonight’s State of the City address in the Bronx. Similar to streetcar lines in San Francisco or many European cities, […]

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Queens residential sales market experienced a modest growth spurt in 2015
"Forest Hills Gardens, Queens, NY" by Complicated - Flickr. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons.

Queens residential sales market experienced slight growth in the total number of sales in 2015. Home sales in Queens increased 6 percent year-over-year to 4,098 total sales, according to the report released by Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). Sales in the Bronx grew 10 percent, while Manhattan and Brooklyn both experienced a modest decline. The sales activity in […]

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DSNY bulks up efforts to clean up Queens after historic snowfall
Photo courtesy of Richie Huber

As Queens continues to dig out after being blasted with more than 30 inches of snow in some areas, the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has increased its efforts to unbury the “World’s Borough.” Since the end of the storm, DSNY announced on Tuesday that it has plowed up to 97 percent of streets, with all […]

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LaGuardia CC Lady Red Hawks keep on rolling against suburban rivals
Photo by Brandon Charlton

After defeating a tough ninth-ranked Sullivan County Community College squad 66-54 at home on Jan. 16, the LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC) Lady Red Hawks continued their strong Region XV play when they traveled to Long Island on Jan. 19 and beat the Nassau Community College Lions by a score of 74-57, ending Nassau’s five-game winning streak. […]

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Katz touts progress across Queens in latest State of Borough address
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

“Only in Queens” was the theme of the State of the Borough address given by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz Thursday, and she used that phrase to talk about the good, the bad, and how far we still need to go to achieve her vision for the “World’s Borough.” During her speech at Queens College in Flushing, […]

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