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City Council OKs Hallets Point development
City Council OKs Hallets Point development
West Angy Altamirano 10/09/2013 at 4:20PM

The development that would bring thousands of residential apartments, retail space and parkland to the Astoria waterfront at Hallets Point has gotten the final thumbs up. The City Council voted on Wednesday, October 9 to approve the plan presented by Lincoln Equities Group, the company behind the estimated $1 billion complex called the Hallets Point [...]

Willets Point mega mall gets final City Council green light
Willets Point mega mall gets final City Council green light
News Melissa Chan 10/09/2013 at 4:19PM

The City Council approved a major $3 billion Willets Point project Wednesday, clearing the way for a mega mall near Citi Field. Developers Sterling Equities and Related Companies needed the council’s permission to move Citi Field parking to Willets Point in order to build a 1.4 million-square-foot shopping center west of the baseball stadium. It [...]

Astoria residents say developer damaged their homes
Astoria residents say developer damaged their homes
Top Stories Melissa Chan 5/30/2013 at 11:06AM

A towering medical center being built in Astoria has received a key permit from the city — despite complaints by neighbors who say the construction has caused their homes’ foundations to crumble. “There are cracks everywhere, in every room, from the ceilings to walls,” said Robert Draghi, who lives behind the site of a future [...]

Board permits Willets Point mall in key vote
Board permits Willets Point mall in key vote
Top Stories Melissa Chan 5/15/2013 at 3:52PM

Plans for a behemoth mall at Willets Point received a key nod from Community Board (CB) 7 after the city and the facility’s developer laid out a list of new commitments. CB 7 granted a special permit to Sterling Equities and Related with a 22-18 advisory vote. The joint venture wants to move Citi Field [...]

Bayside residents oppose school in place of Keil Bros Garden Center
Bayside residents oppose school in place of Keil Bros Garden Center
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 5/08/2013 at 12:02PM

Build a school, say Bayside residents, just not in our backyards. Community Board (CB) 11 voted against a controversial proposal to build an elementary school in the place of a popular garden center after enraged residents who live near the 210-11 48th Avenue site vehemently opposed it. “This area is saturated with schools, and we [...]

October 12 last day to register for general election, mayoral primary
October 12 last day to register for general election, mayoral primary
News Billy Rennison 10/09/2012 at 8:17AM

If you want to cast a ballot in this year’s presidential election — or next year’s mayoral primary — October 12 is the last day to register to vote. New York ranks near the bottom of the country in voter registration; less than 64 percent of eligible residents are registered to vote, ranking the state [...]

Today is deadline to register to vote in September primary; online registration now available
Today is deadline to register to vote in September primary; online registration now available
News Billy Rennison 8/17/2012 at 12:00PM

With the state ranking near the bottom in voter registration, the governor announced a new initiative to allow online registration. Residents can now log on to their computers to register to vote change their address or update party enrollment. “We are knocking down longstanding barriers that have prevented many New Yorkers from participating in the [...]

Time is running out to vote for Best of the Boro
News Billy Rennison 1/06/2012 at 4:30PM

Residents have less than one week left to choose the best in Queens health and beauty. More than 87,000 votes have already been cast in the second leg of the Best of the Boro Competition and your opportunity to vote ends January 10. The competition allows those who know best — the Queens residents who [...]

Best of the Boro Health & Beauty voting has been extended
News Billy Rennison 12/29/2011 at 10:17AM

Your time to vote for the best in Queens health and beauty has been extended. Voting in The Queens Courier’s Best of the Boro competition will now run through January 10. Over 75,000 votes have already been tallied. Everyone has a doctor or hair dresser who is “the best.” Now, you have the chance to [...]