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Rockaway Ferry service extended to May
Rockaway Ferry service extended to May
South Maggie Hayes 1/21/2014 at 11:26AM

Residents on the peninsula no longer will experience the dreaded end of the Rockaway Ferry. The water service has been extended until May. “While the Rockaway Ferry service began as an emergency measure, serving residents after Hurricane Sandy devastated other public transit options, it has since proved to be a valuable part of the city’s [...]

$3.5M in payouts on table for Willets Point business owners
News Melissa Chan 8/30/2013 at 12:29PM

A pooled $3.5 million in payouts is on tap for some Willets Point business owners who agree to leave the Iron Triangle by the end of January. The city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) sent letters earlier this month to 90 auto shop owners in the Phase 1 area of the Willets Point development site, alerting [...]

Flood relief may be on way for Springfield Gardens
Flood relief may be on way for Springfield Gardens
Southeast Maggie Hayes 10/16/2012 at 5:29PM

Officials are hoping that relief is on the way for Springfield Gardens residents, who have long suffered from the deluge of downpours. On Tuesday, October 16, city and local officials broke ground on the fourth phase of a project to upgrade sewer and water infrastructure in the southeast Queens community. “For years, heavy rain in [...]

Start-ups flock to Queens
Start-ups flock to Queens
News Alexa Altman 8/14/2012 at 12:41PM

Tech start-up companies, escaping steep Manhattan rents and expanding Queens-born businesses, are setting up shop in Long Island City. “It has a pioneering and innovative spirit,” said Coalition for Queens founder Jukay Hsu of the neighborhood’s energy. The creator of the non-profit organization, responsible for fostering the tech community in the borough through raising awareness [...]

AG: Development Corporations lobbied illegally for projects
News Melissa Chan 7/11/2012 at 1:18PM

Three city development corporations have admitted to illegally lobbying the City Council to win approval of their favored projects, including a much-contested plan to revamp Willets Point, the state attorney general said. The city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the Flushing Willets Point Corona Local Development Corporation (FWCLDC) — headed by former borough president Claire Shulman [...]

Creedmoor won’t be site of college campus
Creedmoor won’t be site of college campus
Education & Kids Steve Mosco 10/12/2011 at 11:48AM

A group looking to repurpose the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center site in Queens Village as an applied sciences and engineering college campus received an “incomplete” from the city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Jim Trent, vice president of the Bellerose Business District Development Corporation, proposed that Creedmoor be added to the list of possible sites for a [...]