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Elizabeth Hodges

Executive Director of BQX Stepped Down
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Executive Director of BQX Stepped Down

The Friends of the BQX Executive Director, Ya-Ting Liu, stepped down on December 1st.  Ya-Ting stepped down just after unveiling the first-ever life-size prototype of the light rail car of the BQX. Ya-Ting was able...

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January 11, 2018
The BQX Timeline May be Shattered
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The BQX Timeline May be Shattered

The Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX) is a proposed streetcar that would link Brooklyn and Queens along the waterfront of both boroughs.  The public-review process for the BQX was supposed to start by the end of 2017....

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January 05, 2018
Condos In Astoria Mock Storage Units
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Condos In Astoria Mock Storage Units

The residents of the Shore Towers condo building are concerned for their safety after discovering that 5 apartments had been converted to 150 storage cages.  This is not only illegal, but it is also threatens...

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January 03, 2018
Pesticide Bill in Queens
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Pesticide Bill in Queens

A bill mandating NYC parks and playgrounds be wiped down after pesticides are sprayed has passed the City Council.  This bill has been sponsored by Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer of Long Island City/Sunnyside. This bill...

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December 26, 2017
Cornell’s High-Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island
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Cornell’s High-Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced on Dec. 4 a $50 million investment in Cornell Tech. The development and investment is to encourage more technology-based learning for students...

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December 14, 2017
Astoria Park Alliance Fundraiser
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Astoria Park Alliance Fundraiser

Do you love Astoria Park?  We do too!  A way you can help keep our park diverse, beautiful and sustainable is by attending the Astoria Park Alliance (APA) Friendraiser Winter Social. The Friendraiser will be...

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December 01, 2017