Council Member Costa Constantinides, chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider the existing proposals to protect New York City against confounding storm surges, which currently don’t account for sea levels rising at an alarming pace.Read more
Today, memorials throughout the borough will unite Queens residents and seek to remember the friends, loved ones, neighbors and colleagues who died.
Here are a few events taking place this week:Read more
Seventeen years ago, court officers working out of the Manhattan criminal courts complex or the Beaver Street training academy heard that two planes had collided with the World Trade Center towers and sprang into action.
More than twenty officers ran into the building to rescue victims of the attack on Sept. 11, 2011. Three didn’t make it out.Read more
With just a few left before Thursday’s primary election, women candidates from Queens joined more than 100 supporters at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights Sunday to demonstrate their support for progressive women running for office.
The event was hosted by Amplify Her, an organization created to address women’s underrepresentation in the New York City’s elected offices.Read more
By Victoria Merlino Firefighter Robert Hamilton grew up in Ridgewood and met his wife at Christ the King High SchoolRead more
Thanks to a new tool from the Department of Buildings, you can find out exactly what’s going on above the scaffolding that just went up on your block.
At more than 6,300 other work sites, too.
The DOB launched an interactive Active Major Construction map that allows curious residents to view all active major construction sites, with buildings on the map categorized by square footage, estimated cost and the proposed number of units with larger points denoting higher values.Read more
By Jaime DeJesus Mayor Bill de Blasio may just get the street car he desires. The city is moving forwardRead more
A new bill could be a major improvement — and a relief — for tenants whose landlords are considering renovations.
State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and Assembly Member Brian Barnwell (D-Woodside), a pair of Queens lawmakers, have partnered up to end current rules related to major capital improvements, or MCIs, which enable landlords to raise rent based on a percentage of the total cost of renovations.
“Too many tenants are priced out of their homes because of MCIs whose only improvement seems to be the landlord’s bottom line,” said Senator Michael Gianaris. “All New Yorkers deserve high quality, affordable homes and our proposal brings us closer to that goal by ensuring repairs are made without burdening tenants with unreasonable costs.”Read more
By Evan Rosen Queens Daily Eagle Police have identified a second suspect in the murder of 29-year-old Jelan Moreira outsideRead more
By Bernard Condon Associated Press The Kushner family real estate company was fined $210,000 by New York City regulators onRead more