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City Council Rejects Rezoning Application for Auto Dealership on Northern Boulevard

Jan. 24, 2023 By Christian Murray The city council rejected a rezoning application last week where the owners of a Northern Boulevard site in Woodside planned to build an auto-dealership. The application, where the developers sought to demolish an abandoned restaurant and build a 2-story Lincoln showroom, was voted down after it came under harsh… Read more »

Queens Plaza Rezoning Proposal Leads Discussion at Land Use Hearing

Jan. 16, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The Queens Borough President’s Office conducted a public land use hearing Thursday morning, Jan. 12, to discuss multiple zoning applications for the property at 23-10 Queens Plaza South in Long Island City. The main focus of the Queens Plaza rezoning concerns the old Eagle Electric building found there. The first proposed action is… Read more »

Queens Borough President Calls for the Return of City’s Composting Service

Jan. 16, 2023 By Bill Parry When Mayor Eric Adams came to Flushing Meadows Corona Park in August to announce that Queens had been selected for the launch of the nation’s largest curbside composting program starting in October, the first time that an entire borough would receive the service, few could have imagined how wildly successful the program… Read more »

Jackson Heights Man Arrested in Connection to Three Rapes

Jan. 13, 2023 By Bill Parry An alleged serial rapist from Jackson Heights was arrested during the morning of Friday, Jan. 6, near Gorman Playground, one block from his home on 85th Street. Andres Portilla, 28, was taken into custody just after 6:30 a.m. by members of the NYPD Detective Bureau’s Special Victims Unit at the northeast… Read more »

Racks in Effect: City, MTA to Put Bike Parking at Dozens of Subway Stations

This article was originally published by The CITY on Jan. 11, 2023 By Jose Martinez The MTA and City Hall are shifting into gear on ways to better connect bicycles and other green forms of transportation to the subways, buses and bridges. MTA officials on Wednesday unveiled “Extending Transit’s Reach,” the report from a yearlong… Read more »

Revel to Open EV Charging Station in Maspeth, To Include 60 Fast-Charging Stalls

Jan. 10, 2023 By Elijah Hamilton Brooklyn-based electric mobility startup Revel on Jan. 9 announced that it would be developing and opening new high-volume electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Maspeth as a part of their citywide expansion. According to Revel, 60 new charging station hubs will be installed in Maspeth at the corner of 54th Road and 46th… Read more »

Schneps Media Buys Queens Post, Expanding Reach Across ‘The World’s Borough’

Jan. 9, 2023 Staff Report Schneps Media, publisher of over a dozen news websites and more than 80 print publications across New York City, Philadelphia and Florida, announced its acquisition of Queens Post — one of the leading local news operations serving Queens and Brooklyn. Queens Post, consisting of 11 news sites in Queens and one… Read more »