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LGBTQ youth employment program succumbs to NYC budget cuts

BY MATT TRACY A program aimed at providing training, job placement and other workforce development initiatives for runaway and homeless queer youth that was slated to officially begin in July has been placed on the back burner due to cuts to the incoming budget. The city’s Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) collaborated with […]

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Local doctor spends 100 days traveling to treat patients during COVID-19 crisis

As COVID-19 relegated most people to their homes, one doctor and his team made sure that those in need of cardiovascular care still received it. From their 40-foot medical van, Dr. Perry Frankel and his team at Advanced Cardiovascular Diagnostics (ACD), traveled across New York City and Long Island to visit with quarantined patients in […]

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Developers unveil $2 billion plan to rebuild section of Astoria focused on arts and creative industries

A consortium of developers has unveiled an ambitious $2 billion plan to remake a five-block section of Astoria in a neighborhood-focused initiative dubbed “Innovation QNS.” Kaufman Astoria Studios, Silverstein Properties and BedRock Real Estate Partners presented their working plan to Community Board 1 Land Use Committee Wednesday detailing the project’s 2,700 units of mixed-income housing, […]

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What day camps will look like amid COVID-19

BY JESS MICHAELS With children out of school and at home for the past four months amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents have been eager for their children to go to camp this summer and return to some sense of normalcy. In early June, Governor Cuomo announced that New York day camps would be able to open beginning […]

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Northeast Queens councilman urges water board to halt interest and late fees during COVID-19 recovery

Councilman Paul Vallone introduced a resolution during Tuesday’s Stated Meeting of the City Council calling on the New York City Water Board to not impose penalties or interest on water and sewer bills in an effort to give families needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, water customers are billed for both the water they […]

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