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More Residences Set To Rise In Dutch Kills

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Changes to the Dutch Kills landscape show no signs of slowing down. Last Friday, Eastern Consolidated Real Estate announced the $6.5 million sale of an 18,000-square-foot, one-story warehouse located at 37-10 Crescent St. The building currently houses the Paris limousine company. The buyer is Ranger Properties, according to property records. […]

Renovations Coming To Astoria Heights Playground

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Astoria parents’ protests have paid off. Last Thursday, the City Council adopted a Fiscal Year 2015 budget that includes $1.6 million in funding for renovations at Astoria Heights Park, long criticized by neighborhood families as dirty and even dangerous. The funding was allocated by Borough President Melinda Katz and Councilman […]

$1 Million: Yours To Spend

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Western Queens residents have $1 million to spend. Participatory budgeting, a process by which community members decide how capital funds are spent, will begin this fall in the neighborhood. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) will hold two information sessions next week to introduce residents to the process. The information sessions […]

Woodside Gets New Tech Center

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Woodside is getting a major system upgrade. A technology lab made possible by a grant from Time Warner Cable opened last Monday at Woodside on the Move, a grassroots community organization that aims to improve business opportunities and quality of life in Woodside. Services will include coding classes, 3-D printing […]

110th Precinct Wants A Scam-Free Summer

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Scam artists continue to work on all fronts in Queens. At Monday’s 110th Precinct Community Council meeting, Deputy Inspector Ronald Leyson spoke about the various scams that Queens residents should protect themselves against. The bulk of the precinct’s work in combating scammers is an awareness campaign, so Leyson’s talk on […]