Whitestone resident develops website for local helicopter noise complaints
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All they want is some peace and quiet. A Whitestone resident is taking the issue of overhead helicopter noise into the hands of the community by developing a website for residents to digitally submit complaints. Technology consultant Daniel Aronoff launched the beta test version of his site, “Stop the Chop NY,” on June 24 in […]

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Where to celebrate the Fourth of July on the LIC waterfront
Photo by Diana Robinson/Mayoral Photography Office

With the Fourth of July just two weeks away, here is some information that will make that day even brighter with your family and friends. As the light show makes its return to Queens, a few local venues in Long Island City are holding events and specials for the big day including: 1) LIC Flea & […]

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LIC and Astoria waterfront to be tested as potential sites for floating pool
Rendering courtesy of Family & PlayLab

The Long Island City or Astoria waterfront might become the home of a floating pool that will filter water from the East River to become safe and swimmable water. The designers behind +POOL, the world’s first water-filtering, floating pool, has reached the next step into making their design into reality as they announced they will […]

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NYPD to sign 20-year lease for College Point tow pound
Photo courtesy of George Filippidis

Community Board 7 gave the NYPD its blessing Monday night to sign a 20-year lease on a tow pound previously under a temporary agreement to operate at 31-22 College Point Blvd. After hearing both sides of the debate, the board voted overwhelmingly to recommend that the tow pound stay, with 29 votes supporting the long-term […]

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Four more years for city rent regulations under state-brokered deal
Photo courtesy of the Office of the Governor/Kevin P. Coughlin

Albany’s “three men in the room” settled the rent regulation battle, among other grievances, on Tuesday. The tentative deal that Governor Andrew Cuomo, state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced on Tuesday extends and reforms existing rent regulations affecting New York City by four years. It also extends the 421-a tax […]

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