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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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

RKO Keith Theater develops
RKO Keith Theater develops
Business Steve Mosco 10/19/2011 at 4:11PM

The rebirth of the RKO Keith Theater is more reality than Hollywood fantasy – reports that it will be redeveloped into apartments and shops are based on a true story. Developer Patrick Thompson purchased the Flushing landmark for $20 million and plans to restore the historic lobby while building a 17-story tower with stores, 357 [...]

Astoria construction project draws community ire
Astoria construction project draws community ire
Top Stories Michael Pantelidis 10/06/2011 at 1:29PM

Astoria’s community leaders are outraged over a 50-unit condominium development for mentally challenged, homeless people that is currently being constructed in the area. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. has campaigned against the project, which is located at 27th Avenue and 2nd Street, since it was initially proposed in 2008. “For years I have advocated for better [...]