Astoria Cove Passes City Planning

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Astoria Cove got a green light from the City Planning Commission on Monday. The nearly nine-acre Astoria Cove development proposal includes about 1,700 residential units and 54,000 square feet of retail space, as well as waterfront access, a supermarket and an elementary school. Ten of the 13 commissioners voted in […]

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Mayor Releases Management Report

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio put out a status update for New York City last week. The administration released Mayor’s Management Report for Fiscal Year 2014 on Sept. 17, analyzing the performance of City agencies between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. The report, which spans the end of Michael […]

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AG Candidate Talks Transparency, Environment

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer As the Nov. 4 general election approaches, Republican candidate for State Attorney General John Cahill said he wants to bring credibility back to what he sees as a politicized office. Cahill has worked in the public sector as Dept. of Environmental Conservation Commissioner and Chief of Staff to former […]

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Silvercup West Plans Back In Action

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Delayed plans for an East Coast answer to Hollywood got rolling again last week. Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee held a public hearing last Wednesday on permit renewals for Silvercup Studios’ stalled Silvercup West development, a $1 billion, six-acre complex planned for the Long Island City waterfront. Silvercup West […]

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Queens College Talks Tech At Biz Forum

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Opportunities in the City’s growing technology ecosystem were discussed at a business forum breakfast last week. Queens College hosted the breakfast on Sept. 19 in the Student Union Ballroom, where a packed house listened to a keynote address by Jukay Hsu, the founder and executive director of Coalition for Queens. […]

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