City Council approves tax breaks for fully affordable Edgemere housing project


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy of Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP

The City Council approved Wednesday a Housing Preservation and Development Department grant for a 40-year property tax exemption that will allow the construction of a fully affordable 101-unit planned project in Edgemere.

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Improvements coming to dangerous Myrtle Avenue intersection


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Image via Google Maps

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is about to begin scheduled improvements for the intersection at Forest Avenue, Myrtle Avenue and George Street in Ridgewood.

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First draft of Flushing express bus plan publicly revealed


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

The preliminary design for a proposed Select Bus Service (SBS) line from Flushing to Jamaica was publicly revealed for the first time Wednesday in an interactive open house at Flushing Town Hall.

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Superstar in the making: Ridgewood boxer headed to Olympic trials


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photos by Anthony Giudice

After hard work, dedication and an outpouring of community support, Ridgewood’s Mathew Gonzalez will be flying to Colorado this June to compete in the Olympic trials in boxing for Team USA.

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Special event set to help save Forest Hills Barnes & Noble


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The Forest Hills Barnes & Noble, which could close in January due to an expiring lease, will be hosting a customer appreciation day event on Sunday to draw attention to its fight to remain in the neighborhood.

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JFK workers stole about $90K worth of electronics from cargo warehouse: DA


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Joe Mabel

Two employees at an airport cargo warehouse were charged this week for allegedly pilfering nearly $90,000 worth of electronic devices, prosecutors announced Friday.

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Final steel beam for Arthur Ashe Stadium’s roof to be installed in June


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Renderings and pictures courtesy of USTA

The USTA announced a topping ceremony for the new $100 million retractable roof on the 24,000-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium is set for June 10. Despite weathering a brutal winter, construction on the roof has been moving according to schedule and the final steel beam with be installed on the roof’s skeleton during the ceremony.

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Queens Museum plays host to July art conference


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Instagram/@queensmuseum

Educators, curators and artists from across the globe will convene at the Queens Museum for a July weekend conference on art and culture in American life.

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Port Authority selects group to build, manage LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal Building


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey finally announced Thursday the winning group for a $3.6 billion project to build and manage LaGuardia Airport’s new Central Terminal Building.

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