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Kew Gardens Interchange Project Finally Completed After a Decade of Construction

Dec. 6, 2022 By Max Murray The decade-long project to overhaul the Kew Gardens Interchange, long known for its congestion and tangled web of roadways, has been completed. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday the completion of the $739 million Kew Gardens Interchange project, marking the conclusion of a multi-phase undertaking by New York State to… Read more »

Op-Ed: Willets Point—A Vibrant New Neighborhood in Queens

Dec. 2, 2022 Op-Ed By NYC Mayor Eric Adams It’s time to create a New York City where working New Yorkers can have safe, affordable homes, find well-paying jobs, send their children to good schools, and live close to public transportation so that they don’t have to spend hours commuting. Willets Point in Queens, previously… Read more »

Mayor Signs Legislation That Aims to Diversify Ranks of FDNY, Requires Ethnic Breakdown of Firefighters at Each Firehouse

Nov. 28, 2022 By Christian Murray New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed legislation today that requires the FDNY to diversify the ethnic makeup of its ranks and introduce anti-discrimination training. The mayor signed a package of five bills that aims to increase the recruitment of underrepresented groups within the department. The legislation also requires… Read more »

Where and Why E-Bikes Catch Fire in NYC — And What Can Be Done About It

This article was originally published by The CITY on Nov. 21, 2022 By Greg B. Smith, Rachel Holliday Smith, Claudia Irizarry Aponte and Suhail Bhat After a fast-moving fire in a luxury Manhattan tower called Rivercourt injured dozens of tenants and triggered a daring high-rise rescue, fire officials made clear that the cause was an increasingly common… Read more »

Fogo De Chão To Open Its Second NYC Location Across From Queens Center Mall

Nov. 18, 2022 By Czarinna Andres A well-known Brazilian restaurant is opening in Elmhurst next week, across from the Queens Center Mall. Fogo de Chão, which currently has 68 locations globally, is opening its Queens restaurant on Friday Nov. 25—its second in New York City. Its other New York City restaurant is in midtown Manhattan…. Read more »

Kicking and Screaming: Football Club Moving Across the Street From Mets

This article was originally published by The CITY on Nov. 15, 2022 By Katie Honan and Haidee Chu City officials will announce a new soccer stadium — paired with affordable housing — in Queens on Wednesday, multiple people familiar with the matter told THE CITY. The Willets Point stadium will be home to New York… Read more »

Prominent Piece of Forest Hills Real Estate Sold, Tenants to Stay Put

Nov. 11, 2022 By Czarinna Andres A prominent piece of commercial real estate in Forest Hills changed hands earlier this month and the landlord has no intention to displace the existing tenants. The property, 109-32 Ascan Ave., was sold for $12.25 million on Nov. 3 by Neos Realty Corp to 44-74 21st Street Realty, LLC…. Read more »

Voters Approve $4.2B in Climate Spending and 3 Equity Measures in NYC

This article was originally published by The CITY on Nov. 10, 2022 By Rachel Holliday Smith New York City voters approved four ballot measures this year, approving new funding for statewide environmental projects and three local proposals aimed at boosting racial equity in the five boroughs. By a wide margin, voters in the city and… Read more »