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Visit the Formerly Closed Waterfront at Revamped Queensbridge Park

Park-goers have been fenced off from the waterfront as the deteriorated seawall waited years for fixes.

Sunnyside »

Participatory Budgeting Coming to Sunnyside, Woodside and LIC

CIty Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is launching participatory budgeting in his district next week.

Long Island City »

DOT to Add Speed Bumps, Convert Part of 5th Street to One-Way

The change comes after calls from local leaders for traffic improvements on the Hunters Point street.

Long Island City »

Locals Install Homemade Stop Sign and Crosswalk After DOT Refuses

Locals say traffic safety improvements are needed on Center Boulevard.

Sunnyside »

Sunnyside Playground Renovations to Include Memorial for Local Veterans

The memorial is part of a larger $2 million renovation project for the Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground.

Woodside »

Woodside Corner to Be Named for Late Councilman Walter McCaffrey

61st Street and Woodside Ave. will be named "Walter McCaffrey Place" in honor of the late politician.

Long Island City »

City to Launch 'Arterial Slow Zones' on Northern and Queens Boulevards

The initiative will knock down the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph on Northern Blvd.

Astoria »

Ravenswood Houses Getting $4M Lighting Upgrade to Boost Security

The NYCHA complex will get new lights in its parking lots, walkways, building entrances and play areas.

Forest Hills »

Advocates Ask Community Boards to Back Queens Boulevard Safety Study

Transportation Alternatives is asking the CBs to back the study and safety enhancements on the road.

Woodside »

City to Boost Safety at Northern Blvd. Corner Where 8-Year-Old Was Killed

Northern Blvd. at 61st St., where Noshat Nahian was fatally struck in December, will get improvements.

Long Island City »

Queens Leaders Push to Find Driver in Fatal Northern Blvd. Hit-and-Run

Kumar Ragunath, 64, died on Saturday after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.

Long Island City »

Businesses and MTA Negotiate Ad Campaign as 7 Train Suspensions Begin

Business owners said they're already seeing the effects of the train suspensions.

Sunnyside »

Mayor de Blasio Marches in LGBT-Friendly St. Pat's for All Parade

The mayor marched in the Sunnyside event, but plans to skip the Manhattan parade later this month.

Woodside »

Queens Reps Ask DOE Not to Bus P.S. 11 Kids to Astoria During Construction

Elected officials took aim at the plan to send students from the Woodside school to Astoria's P.S. 171.

Woodside »

Queens Reps Want Northern Blvd. Included in Mayor's Traffic Safety Plan

Officials say safety upgrades are needed following two recent incidents where pedestrians were struck.

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