UPDATE: Reported College Point jail plan draws the ire of the neighborhood’s public officials
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Updated April 1, 9:55 a.m. Land near the NYPD Academy in College Point could be developed into a new prison under a plan that the city is exploring to systematically shut down Rikers Island’s correctional facilities, according to a report published on Thursday. Citing sources within City Hall, DNAinfo reported on Thursday that various officials are […]

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Community Board gives thumbs-down to ‘One Flushing’ affordable housing project
Photo: A rendering of the One Flushing Project (Monadnock Development)

While part of a citywide push for more affordable housing, a mixed-use residential development project in downtown Flushing, Queens, got the thumbs-down from Community Board 7 at its Monday meeting. The vote echoed concerns from local residents about construction in the already crowded area, adding that while the area needs affordable housing, the project belonged […]

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A historic home in the heart of Bayside is on track to become a city landmark
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Call it a landmark day for Bayside. The historic Lydia Ann Bell and William Ahles House, a 19th-century home named after two of the neighborhood’s most important figures, will receive landmark status from the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, Councilman Paul Vallone announced on Tuesday. The Bell-Ahles House was among 95 proposed historic sites across the city […]

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Northeast Queens airplane noise: community board wants a say in transit study
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Northeast Queens residents want their voices heard loud and clear regarding airplane noise in their skies. Community Board 7 (CB 7)of Flushing, Whitestone, and College Point is requesting that Borough President Melinda Katz push for more community stakeholder inclusion in advisory committees tasked with reducing airport noise pollution. The technical advisory committees were created as part of […]

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Thin patience must last a little longer as city plows northeast Queens
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There is nothing left to do but be patient with the Sanitation Department’s efforts to clear the mounds of snow left behind by the Blizzard of 2016, northeast Queens officials said on Tuesday. Community Board 11 District Manager Susan Seinfeld said that major plowing efforts have been undertaken in the area, and the main difficulty […]

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