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Analysis: Massive MTA budget crunch may spell ‘doomsday’ sequel for subways

Facing the effects of the “Great Recession” more than a decade ago, the MTA announced a “doomsday budget” that included service cuts which affected hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers. It would take years for the MTA to climb out of its budget hole and reverse some of the changes they deemed necessary to get through the […]

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These Queens Public Library branches will reopen July 13 with limited service

Queens Public Library announced Thursday it will begin opening some of its branches following a four-month temporary closure to slow the spread of COVID-1. Starting Monday, July 13, QPL will reopen seven locations across the borough with limited “to-go” service six days a week. Additionally, nine other branches will accept returns around the clock, seven […]

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Modern Elmhurst Apartments Offer Privacy, Space and COVID-19 Health Protocols

Elm West, a 142-unit building on the corner of Queens Boulevard and Broadway that begins occupancy in late summer, has the distinction of being one of the first rental buildings to open during the COVID-19 era. With that distinction comes reconfiguration — enhanced health and cleanliness protocols like social distancing stickers, hand sanitizer stations in […]

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Amazon signs lease for massive warehouse in Maspeth

Amazon signed a lease for a massive 1-million-square-foot warehouse in Maspeth, not far from where the e-commerce giant had planned to build its HQ2 campus in Long Island City. The facility is currently under construction at 55-15 Grand Ave., which was home to the old Cascades Containerboard factory. The total square footage includes a multi-story […]

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Western Queens-based nonprofit appoints new executive director

Zone 126 has appointed lifelong Astorian Anju J. Rupchandani as its new executive director. Rupchandani has played a vital role at the organization — a nonprofit based in Astoria and Long Island City driving school and community transformation for children and families living in poverty — ever since its inception in 2011, and has been […]

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