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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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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91-year-old WWII veteran fighting NYCHA for Flushing apartment


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Ralph Calinda lives alone in a three-bedroom apartment in the NYCHA Pomonok Houses in Flushing. Through NYCHA’s downsizing policy, which moves residents who “overuse apartments” to smaller ones, the city agency wants to kick him out of his home.

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Meet the 114th Precinct’s new top cop


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Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Deputy Inspector Kevin Maloney will draw on his close to 22 years of NYPD experience to lead the 114th Precinct on the right path. “I’m looking forward to being here at the 114th Precinct, ultimately making it a better place for people to work and live,” Maloney said. Maloney assumed his position on November 1 […]

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LIC, Astoria best bet for hailing green cabs


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Photo courtesy of the Taxi & Limousine Commission

Queens taxi riders have the best shot at hailing a green cab in Long Island City and Astoria. Nearly 900 new apple green cabs roam the northwestern edge of the borough, according to data from the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC). City officials said more than 1,000 borough taxis have hit the streets since the […]

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