Environmentally friendly LIC building breaks ground on Earth Day


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Photo by Liam La Guerre

Brause Realty and Gotham Organization broke ground on its 35-story rental building in Long Island City, which will be one of the most eco-friendly structures in the neighborhood.

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More than 100 townhouses, park and ‘eco dock’ planned for Whitestone Waterpointe site


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Rendering courtesy Joseph Sultana Architects

Edgestone Group, which owns the 18-acre vacant Waterpointe site at 151-45 6th Rd., plans to construct 107 residential buildings on it — more than double the number of units that were originally promised for the property years ago.

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See it: A Forest Hills founder’s home hits the market for $3.7 million  


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Photos courtesy of Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty 

Homebuyers have the opportunity to own a classic Forest Hills home now that 69-54 Ingram St. just hit the market. The large four-bedroom house has been preserved to highlight not only its ambassadorial style architecture, but also its interior, as some furnishings are originals of the 75-year-old house.

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More honorees named for Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day march


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Photos courtesy of Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade committee

Keeping with this year’s theme of honoring the sacrifice of Vietnam War veterans, organizers of the annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade have added five men who fought in the decade-long conflict to its slate of honorees at this May’s march.

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Bayside restaurant Bourbon Street expanding and adding rooftop


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Photos by Liam La Guerre and Bourbon Street. Rendering via Bourbon Street.

Construction is in full swing to add a rooftop bar and a 125-seat second floor party room and to renovate the bistro’s façade to give it more of a southern flair in tune with its namesake street in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

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Whitestone students, teachers walk to raise awareness for autism


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, the staff and students at P.S. 209, located at 16-10 Utopia Pkwy., participated in a walkathon at the school throughout the day on Friday.

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MTA, DOT scrap plans for Main Street bus-only lane in Kew Gardens Hills


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Photo courtesy of Councilman Rory Lancman's office

Facing community and political opposition, the MTA and the city Department of Transportation slammed the brakes on a proposed dedicated bus lane for the limited Q44 bus line on Main Street in Kew Gardens Hills.

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