Queens’ Population Tops 2.3 Million

BY DOMENICK RAFTER Editor in Chief If the streets seem increasingly more crowded, it’s not all in your head. According to Census estimates, the Borough of Queens grew by about 4 percent this decade, adding over 90,000 residents. The Census Bureau estimates 2,321,580 people live in the Borough. Queens still trails Brooklyn, which saw the […]

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Sunrise: $5.8M Settlement Is A First Step

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer A $5.8 million settlement to support the relocation of 45 auto shops from Willets Point to the Bronx will fund the initial costs of that process, but businesses expect to seek more, according to leader Marco Neira. Neira is President of the Sunrise Cooperative, a formal group of businesses that […]

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MTA: 3rd Avenue Exit To Reopen In May

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer After more than two years of work, engineers with the Metropolitan Transit Authority say they expect to reopen the Whitestone Expressway’s 3rd Avenue exit by the end of May 2015. MTA Bridges and Tunnels closed off the exit ramp in January 2013 as part of a $109 million capital improvement […]

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Airport Roundtable Gets Off the Ground

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer The seemingly never ending discussions about a roundtable for LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports came to an end Tuesday night as all parties involved left a meeting at York College with smiles on their faces. When the Port Authority announced the structure of the roundtable in February, local advocacy […]

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Extensive Repairs for FP Carousel

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The Forest Park Carousel has a new look as it reopened for the spring season. The landmarked Woodhaven Merry-go-round reopened last week for its fourth season since a new vendor put it back into service in 2012. While it has undergone minor fixes in the past, NY Carousel, which is […]

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Packed 7 Train Stalls Under East River

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Commuters from Queens to Manhattan started their week with an especially heavy dose of 7 train pain. Around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, a Manhattan-bound train stalled in the tunnel between Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue and Grand Central. According to the MTA, the cause of the accident was a smoke condition created […]

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Sanders Questions Governor And Budget

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer When the budget was passed on April 1, many politicians in Albany spoke out against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s priorities, but State Sen. James Sanders (D-South Ozone Park) presented one of the most colorful objections to the negotiation process. Sanders visited the Queens Tribune last week to dig deeper into his […]

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Local Libraries Could Snag $20K

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Three Queens libraries are in the running to receive a $20,000 cash prize. The Sunnyside, Cambria Heights and Langston Hughes (Corona) Queens Library branches are three of 10 finalists in the second NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, co-sponsored by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Charles H. Revson Foundation. According to […]

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