Gillibrand visits Queensbridge Houses


By Queens Courier Staff

During a recent visit to Long Island City, United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (second from right), toured the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Queensbridge Houses. During the tour Gillibrand was joined by NYCHA Chair John Rhea (left to right) Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, East River Development Alliance (ERDA) Chair Bishop Mitchell […]

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Queensbridge Park Seawall Gets Repair Funds


By Queens Courier Staff

Enormous cracks and gaping holes in the seawall separating the East River from Queensbridge Park are slated for repair, now that federal funds have been requested and City money has been appropriated to fix the waterfronts dangerously unstable bulkhead. A $100,000 study by the Army Corps of Engineers, which is included in a House Appropriations […]

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Five-alarm inferno in Queens Village amid stormy weather


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Twitter/@FDNY

Firefighters battled a five-alarm inferno at a Queens Village commercial building Sunday night amid wild weather that caused street closures borough-wide due to flooding.

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City to spend $300M over next three years on NYCHA housing roof replacements


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Photo by Scott Bintner/PropertyShark

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) announced a new initiative that will benefit thousands of residents, including those at the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City, in the upcoming years.

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NYPD’s first deputy commissioner honored at Black History Month celebration


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy the office of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer

Members of the NYPD, including First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker, and local community leaders were honored for all their achievements during an annual Black History Month celebration in Long Island City.

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Free legal clinic services to be offered for NYCHA residents


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Photo courtesy of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer's office

The Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer launched free legal clinic services on Monday that will serve residents of the New York City Housing Authority.

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Meeting held to strengthen relationship between western Queens NYCHA residents and NYPD


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Residents of NYCHA developments in western Queens came together Saturday afternoon to discuss strengthening relationships with the police officers assigned to protect them.

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