expansion

Parents, pols oppose temporary relocation plan for P.S. 11 students
Parents, pols oppose temporary relocation plan for P.S. 11 students
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 2/25/2014 at 3:23PM

Congressmember Joseph Crowley gathered with other local elected officials and parents of students from P.S. 11, located at 54-25 Skillman Ave., to voice their disagreement with the DOE’s final recommendation of sending the school’s kindergarten and first grade students to P.S. 171 in Astoria.

Community members share vision for Laurelton, Rosedale library upgrades
Community members share vision for Laurelton, Rosedale library upgrades
Southeast Maggie Hayes 12/17/2013 at 4:12PM

More room is coming to the Laurelton and Rosedale library branches and officials’ visions for the project is growing. Councilmember Donovan Richards allocated $3 million for the two Queens Library reading spots to begin expansion and upgrade projects. The Laurelton branch, currently 8,000 square feet, will double to 16,000 with the addition of a second [...]

Mount Sinai Queens breaks ground on $125 million expansion project
Mount Sinai Queens breaks ground on $125 million expansion project
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 10/21/2013 at 6:08PM

Mount Sinai Queens is becoming the “hospital of tomorrow” as it breaks ground on its $125 million expansion project. Hospital officials, community members and elected officials gathered on Monday, October 21 to break ground on the project that will help improve health care in the Astoria community. “Today’s groundbreaking signifies more than just a new [...]

Library expansion breaks ground in memory of Queens activist
Library expansion breaks ground in memory of Queens activist
News Melissa Chan 4/25/2013 at 9:29AM

Their eyes looking to the skies in memory of a lost beloved leader, elected officials drove their golden shovels into the dirt to break ground on a long-anticipated library expansion project. “It feels so good to be standing here today, knowing that construction is beginning,” said Queens Library President Thomas Galante at the Friday, April [...]

$7M in renovations for Queens Library branch
$7M in renovations for Queens Library branch
News Melissa Chan 2/18/2013 at 4:25PM

The Kew Gardens Hills library will soon close to make way for a $7 million renovation. An extra 3,000-square-feet of space will be added to the 72-33 Vleigh Place branch, library officials said. There will also be twice as many computers, a bigger meeting room, larger separate spaces for adult, teens and children and an [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/20/2012 at 7:20AM

EVENT of the DAY: Daughtry concert at Citi Field  Multi-platinum rock band Daughtry is going to play a concert after the Mets-Dodgers game at Citi Field. Ticket prices start at $28, which includes admission to the game and the post-game concert. They are available on www.mets.com/daughtry or via phone at 718-507-TIXX (8499). [Click here for more info or submit [...]

Cab Driver Charged With Raping Passenger May Be Linked To Second Attack
Cab Driver Charged With Raping Passenger May Be Linked To Second Attack
News Jay Lane 1/11/2012 at 9:03AM

Cab Driver Charged With Raping Passenger May Be Linked To Second Attack Police have arrested a yellow cab driver who they say raped a passenger at knifepoint in Brooklyn last spring, and sources say he may be charged with a second attack that took place in the fall. Gurmeet Singh, 40, of Queens was arrested [...]