City building in Queens is a notorious trash heap. Just ask the rats.

By Christine Chung, THE CITY This story was originally published on June 18, 2019 by THE CITY. Glossy skyscrapers aren’t the only things rising in Long Island City: On one street, garbage — and rats — are mounting outside a building filled with city agencies. On 28th Street and Queens Plaza North, next to JetBlue’s offices and near two […]

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MTA won’t heed call for safety netting under unlucky No. 7 line

By Jose Martinez, THE CITY This story was originally published on May 23, 2019 by THE CITY. Even after large pieces of debris plunged from the 7 train’s elevated structure down onto the street several times this year, the MTA isn’t ready to put up safety nets. Queens Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer requested netting under the tracks above Roosevelt […]

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Bus countdown clocks are coming to four western Queens neighborhoods, says DOT

Five bus stops along the Q20 and Q60 bus routes in Astoria, Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City, will soon have countdown clocks installed over the next few weeks. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer held a press conference in Sunnyside with the Queens DOT, Community Board 2 Chair Denise Keehan-Smith and seniors from Sunnyside Community Center. Over […]

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UPS workers rally in Maspeth to save 250 drivers’ jobs

Follow me @liamlaguerre   Elected officials and UPS workers held a rally in front of the company’s Maspeth distribution center Friday to save the jobs of 250 drivers—more than half the fleet—who were recently handed termination slips. The cuts were made after workers for the parcel delivery service held a rally—while on the job—on February 26. […]

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Queens’ first Planned Parenthood health center coming to LIC

Queens residents will soon have a brand new and affordable health center — right in their backyard. Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) announced plans to open a not-for-profit health center in 2015 in Long Island City, two blocks away from the Court Square subway station. The two-story facility, located at 21-41 45th Rd., […]

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