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Councilman Richards announces support of Your LIC waterfront development

City Councilman and lead candidate for Queens Borough President Donovan Richards announced his support of the Your LIC waterfront development. The development, a project four private developers are looking to build in the 28-acre land along Anable Basin — made popular due to Amazon’s proposed HQ2 — has garnered much attention throughout what is almost […]

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Queens lawmakers announce restoration of gas service at Flushing Bland Houses

After six months without gas service, residents at Bland Houses in Flushing are once again receiving working gas in their apartments.  The restoration comes after Congresswoman Grace Meng, Senator John Liu, Assemblyman Ron Kim and Councilman Peter Koo sent a letter to the heads of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), New York City […]

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Queens councilman comes out against Your LIC development following letter from community groups

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer has come out in opposition to the Your LIC development, the waterfront project four developers want to build surrounding the 28-acre land along Anable Basin. The Long Island City council member wrote a letter explaining his opposition to the controversial development in response to an open letter by four Western Queens community […]

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Queens lawmakers demand NYCHA restore gas service at Bland Houses in Flushing

Queens lawmakers are calling on the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the New York City Department of Buildings (NYCDOB) and Con Edison to immediately restore gas service to residents at the Bland Houses in Flushing. Congresswoman Grace Meng, Senator John Liu, Assemblyman Ron Kim and Councilman Peter Koo, sent a letter to the […]

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City’s new Summer Bridge program to provide youth with enriching activities this summer

The city has announced Summer Bridge, a new Summer Youth Employment Program that will provide enriching activities for the city’s youth while school is out. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the new initiative, a $51 million public-private partnership, after suspending this year’s SYEP and proposing to cut it from the city’s budget altogether due to […]

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