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New modern library opens in Glen Oaks this May
New modern library opens in Glen Oaks this May
Northeast Melissa Chan 4/29/2013 at 1:26PM

Glen Oaks is getting a sleek new library that opens in the third week of May, officials said. The $17 million facility at 256-04 Union Turnpike is 18,000 square feet­­—nearly double the size of the neighborhood’s temporary library at 255-01 Union Turnpike. The new, three-story building will have more customer service features including computer workstations, [...]

Court rules in favor of St. Mary’s construction
News Ruben Muniz 6/08/2012 at 1:49PM

The chronicle of controversial construction at St. Mary’s added an additional chapter to its touchy tale. On May 31, the New York State First Division Appellate Court voted three to two in opposition of the Weeks Woodlands Association’s appeal to block expansion at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. The heated litigation has been ongoing for [...]

Civic group awaits decision in lawsuit against St. Mary’s
Civic group awaits decision in lawsuit against St. Mary’s
Business Alexa Altman 5/10/2012 at 12:00PM

The Weeks Woodlands civic group is awaiting a decision from the appellate court as it proceeds in its lawsuit to halt the expansion of St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. Construction on the Bayside facility began in October of 2010, despite opposition from Weeks Woodlands. Predominantly taking issue with surrounding zoning laws and the size of [...]

RKO Keith’s to rise: FAA approval means 17-story development will fly
RKO Keith’s to rise: FAA approval means 17-story development will fly
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/09/2012 at 1:00PM

While the curtain has long come down on a historic former movie house in Flushing, recent approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has green lighted RKO Keith’s Theatre for Act 2. The proposed 17-story development will be built approximately 7,000 feet from the runway at LaGuardia Airport, which raised concerns in the past as [...]

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Tudor Park’s $1M upgrades ready for their close-up
News Melissa Chan 3/09/2012 at 12:18PM

Batter up! The city’s renovations to the Tudor Park ball field have reached completion, although residents may have to wait until spring to plant their feet on the new grounds. “Tudor Park is always a very active area, and it’s always very full. When you have a park that people use, it needs to be [...]

JFK Terminal 4 expansion on schedule
JFK Terminal 4 expansion on schedule
News Melissa Chan 1/10/2012 at 4:08PM

After a smooth takeoff, the $1.2 billion project to expand a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFKIAT) is on track — with no foreseeable delays to its arrival destination date. Improvements to Terminal 4 — the Delta Airlines terminal, which officials say serves 10 million international passengers a year — have been underway [...]

Ground broken at Willets Point
Ground broken at Willets Point
News Billy Rennison 12/02/2011 at 1:01PM

After years of planning, protests and public hearings, ground was broken at Willets Point — marking the first physical step in the area’s redevelopment. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was joined at the Thursday, December 1 ground breaking by New York City Economic Development President Seth W. Pinsky, New York City Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Commissioner [...]