Friday, Dec 6, 2013
Deadline Nears for Public Input on Rockaways Pipeline
Federal regulators will soon decide whether to permit a pipeline to run under the Rockaway Inlet, connecting the Brooklyn-Queens natural gas grid to a transcontinental pipe three miles offshore.
Lessons of Willets Point: Trading Parkland for Developer's Donation
In the second of part of our series on a development process that spanned much of the Bloomberg administration, we look at how parks fare under this deal—and others.
Lessons of Willets Point: Relocation Fears for Workers
In the final installment of our series, a look at the challenges facing workers at the businesses the Bloomberg administration has decided don't belong there anymore.
Lessons of Willets Point: Will A New Mayor Do Development Differently?
Perhaps no project embodied the Bloomberg administration's development style better than Willets Point. Will Joe Lhota or Bill de Blasio change that approach?
Why Do Some Parks Suffer? It’s Complicated
Inequities in city green space result from more than just outer-borough bias. A tight budget that affects everybody and private donations that benefit some areas over others are part of the picture.
When Campaign Aides Are Lobbyists, Questions Mount
Some of the top firms advising candidates for state and local office also lobby those offices for clients like corporations and unions. Some believe the potential conflict demands reform.
Willets Point Developers Pitched a Casino
The current development plan doesn't include a gaming facility. But the casino proposal sheds new light on the bid by Related Companies and Sterling Equities.
Hungry For Customers or Aid, Rockaways Businesses Struggle
By some estimates, two thirds of businesses on the peninsula are still closed after Hurricane Sandy. Some of those that are operating are suffering because their customer base has been displaced.
Reeling Before the Storm, Rockaways Complex Eyes Rescue
Ocean Village lost power after Sandy. But danger and deprivation were nothing new to its 1,000-plus residents, who hope a new owner and $110 million in public financing change the tide.
Ordeal Faced Rockaways Voters
Citizens in Sandy-struck areas of Queens battled through confusion and long commutes to get to the polls to vote in a presidential race and a hot state Senate contest.
Patience Prevails in Rockaway Beach
Amid news stories about New Yorkers losing their tempers in lines for gasoline, people waiting for diapers and granola bars in a debris-strewn parking lot in the Rockaways on Thursday remained calm, even cheerful.
- Astoria Heights
- Bay Terrace
- Belle Harbor
- Breezy Point
- Broad Channel
- Cambria Heights
- College Point
- East Elmhurst
- Far Rockaway
- Floral Park
- Forest Hills
- Forest Hills Gardens
- Fresh Meadows
- Glen Oaks
- Howard Beach
- Hunters Point
- Jackson Heights
- Jamaica Center
- Jamaica Estates
- Jamaica Hills
- Kew Gardens
- Kew Gardens Hills
- Lefrak City
- Little Neck
- Long Island City
- Middle Village
- Murray Hill
- North Corona
- Oakland Gardens
- Ozone Park
- Queens Village
- Queensboro Hill
Amid reports about big spending on salary and offices for the system's top exec, Melinda Katz endorsed calls for a Council probe and promised to do some digging of her own.
The event is designed to raise awareness that almost 1 million legal residents in New York City are ineligible to vote because they are not citizens.
Some 60 percent were still closed four or five months after the storm, thanks to long-standing challenges of economics and geography that hampered an already difficult recovery.
After months of pressure from residents of an area plagued by poor drainage and rising groundwater, the city recently announced a set of measures to keep Southeast Queens dry—or at least drier—this spring and summer.
Tina Parker tried to convince her neighbors to leave. “I’ve been in two hurricanes in Alabama, and I’m not taking a chance,” she said.
This law has become the focal point in a debate over whether a shopping mall proposed as part of a revised Willets Point redevelopment plan is on parkland, and whether a retail use is in line with the legal framework for the site.
Document listing proposals being considered by citizen delegates in a pilot participatory budgeting project.
The fatal fire investigation report on the deaths of Firefighter John J. Downing of Ladder 163 and Firefighters Brian D. Fahey and Harry S. Ford of Rescue 4 at 12-20/22 Astoria Boulevard, Queens.
Enterprise Community Partners is seeking a consultant to provide program evaluation of our Learning Collaborative for Resilience initiative.
Queens Council on the Arts mixes up dance and food in the second Moveable Feast Artist Dinner Series which will raise money for a stop gap scholarship fund.
Queens Council on the Arts Presents Build Your Own Business - Fundraising 101
Learn how to live healthy, be active and change the future of diabetes for you and your family at the American Diabetes Association EXPO®. The EXPO is free and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management and prevention. Join us to get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications.