Department of Design and Construction

‘Safe Routes’ coming to four Queens schools
‘Safe Routes’ coming to four Queens schools
Education & Kids Liam La Guerre 11/27/2013 at 2:40PM

Safer streets are coming soon to four Queens middle and elementary schools. The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) confirmed it has selected a construction company to make adjustments around the schools to increase safety, as a part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Safe Routes to Schools program. The safe routes program is a [...]

Far Rockaway residents call for promised fixes to flooding issues
Far Rockaway residents call for promised fixes to flooding issues
South Maggie Hayes 11/12/2013 at 4:20PM

Far Rockaway residents are flooded with problems, and say they have no life raft. Bay 32nd Street regularly experiences heavy flooding. In August, those concerned came together with the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) to voice their concerns. DC representatives in charge of repairs and upgrades explained, in detail, the overall improvement plan and [...]

Second Myrtle Avenue pedestrian plaza gets community support
Second Myrtle Avenue pedestrian plaza gets community support
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 10/21/2013 at 4:22PM

Call it the Myrtle Avenue makeover. Community Board 5 (CB5) is in favor of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) plan to transform the corner of Myrtle and 71st Avenues into a pedestrian plaza. The plan to makeover the space was almost fully accepted at the board’s most recent transportation committee meeting, except for a few [...]

Glendale underpass fix will ease flood problem
Southwest Maggie Hayes 5/03/2013 at 12:56PM

A deteriorating Glendale underpass is getting a makeover. Come summer, it will be safer for both cars passing underneath and trains chugging overhead. However, the community says there are still issues in the area that need to be addressed. The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) took on the current $6 million capital reconstruction project [...]

Sandy changes Hunter’s Point library plans
Sandy changes Hunter’s Point library plans
Top Stories Alexa Altman 12/27/2012 at 9:50AM

Fear of another Sandy is altering plans for the Queens Library’s upcoming Hunter’s Point destination. The land supporting the 21,500-square-foot facility, to be located at Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue on the banks of the East River, will be graded an extra foot higher to avoid any possible flooding that could occur during another Sandy-type [...]

Group wants to preserve ‘historic’ Elmhurst library
Group wants to preserve ‘historic’ Elmhurst library
News Michael Pantelidis 12/27/2011 at 5:00PM

Over 106 years, some structures become staples of their communities. This is the sentiment one Elmhurst civic association has expressed regarding the neighborhood’s historic library, which is set to be torn down and replaced with a larger, more modern facility. Members of the Newtown Civic Association are puzzled by Queens Library’s decision to destroy the [...]