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‘It’s affecting everyone’: March and sleep-out event in Ridgewood demonstrates potential of mass evictions

Hundreds of people marched from Glendale to Bushwick, and back to Ridgewood where they held a sleep-out to demand an eviction-free New York on Saturday, Aug. 1. “Today is the day to pay rent, unfortunately, more than 1 million people have lost their income and haven’t been able to pay rent,” said Raquel Namuche, an […]

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‘This isn’t about transit equity’: Advocates decry BQX plans at Astoria workshop

Justice for All Coalition (JFC) members chanted “Buses yes, BQX no,” during a BQX workshop at the Museum of the Moving Image, hosted by the Economic Development Corp. (EDC) and the New York City Department of Transportation, on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The two-hour long event had more than 80 attendees, and was the first workshop […]

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LIC community demands Queens Public Library to ‘act with urgency’ to find a new home for Court Square Library

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, a Queens borough president candidate, led a rally to demand the Queens Public Library “act with urgency” to find the Court Square Library a new home on Jan. 8, as the library’s last month at 25-01 Jackson Ave. quickly approaches. “The Queens Library knew that this deadline was looming. The library should […]

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2020 Preview: Three big stories to watch in northwest Queens

There’s quite a lot to look forward to in 2020, but there are some stories in particular that we know will develop even further in the coming months. Transportation and developments are the main focus in northwestern Queens — take a look at some of the main stories ahead.  Will plans for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector […]

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‘Queens is not for sale’: Community activists protest EDC’s plan to develop Sunnyside Yards

Justice for All Coalition, Stop Sunnyside Yards, Woodside on the Move, Take Back NYC and several other community activists and leaders rallied on Monday on Skillman Avenue to demand that all public officials and city agencies — particularly the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the Department of City Planning (DCP) — stop […]

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