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Queens CB 5 upcoming general meeting on June 12: Planned cleanup of Newtown Creek Superfund site on agenda pushed to June 10 for


Jun. 4, 2024 By Anthony Medina Queens Community Board 5 — which represents Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale — will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, June 12. A presentation on a planned cleanup of the Newtown Creek Superfund site was scheduled for June 12, but will take place instead on June 10. Newtown Creek is a tidal arm of the…
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Queens real estate brokers voice opposition on broker fee legislation, cite risks of higher rents and scarce housing


Jun. 3, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Real estate brokers in Queens are speaking out against a proposed New York City Council bill to legislate broker fees for residential rentals. The bill, Intro 360, mandates that any representative or agent involved in a residential rental transaction collect their fees from the party that hires them, whether…
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Flushing Council Member slams e-scooter expansion set for eastern Queens


Jun. 3, 2024 By Athena Dawson On Thursday, May 30, Council Member Sandra Ung (D-20) held a press conference with local community leaders to oppose the DOT’s e-scooter program, which is set to expand in Flushing. Ung cites Flushing’s “unique challenges and dense urban environment” and ongoing congestion conditions as reasons why the plan would…
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Jamaica family shelter unveils new library for nearly 200 families


Jun. 3, 2024 By Bill Parry The residents at the Samaritan Daytop Village’s Boulevard family shelter on Queens Boulevard in Jamaica now have a new amenity with the opening of The Bookmark, a new library that gives the 199 families access to an onsite space that features hundreds of children’s books, reading spaces and computers…
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Queens tenants file legal challenge against state agency, claiming unjust rent hikes


May. 31, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Tenants from a collection of rent-stabilized buildings in Queens gathered outside the offices of the New York Division of Homes and Community Renewal (DHCR) last Friday, May 24, to announce their plans to file an Article 78 legal challenge. The action seeks to compel DHCR to address and resolve…
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