Civic-minded Queens residents looking to shape their neighborhoods have until this Friday, Feb. 7 to apply to join one of the borough’s 14 community boards.
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Another round of snow is impacting New York City, just as Staten Island Chuck predicted six more weeks of winter.
All New York City public schools will remain open Wednesday, education officials announced, dashing hopes city students might have about getting a second snow day this month, and angering parents who had to send their kids off.
New York City’s public schools are closed Friday, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced.
Parents Metok Dolma and Choegyal Dorjee welcomed their new baby daughter, Tenzin Choetso, one second after midnight on New Year’s Day at Elmhurst Hospital Center.
Queens lawmakers oppose a plan that would toll East River crossings, including the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, that are currently free. As a trade-off, five other Queens bridge fares would be reduced by nearly half.
Completion of the new police academy in College Point has been pushed back three months due to fire and flood damage. Plans are still on track for the first recruit class to move in by July 2014.
The New York City Industrial Development Agency (NYCIDA) voted Tuesday to give $43 million in tax breaks for developers who plan to transform Willets Point.
The City of New York debuted Sunday, December 8 an interactive crime map that will allow the public to search basic data on the seven major felony crimes as defined by the New York State Penal law. The searches are based on address, sip code or police precinct. The map displays crimes at the nearest street intersection or area.
Fengluan Qin, 50, pleaded guilty to using a phony “blessing” scam to take nearly $5,000 in cash and jewelry from three Flushing women. She is a Chinese national with an expired visa, believed to be living in Flushing.