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Corona »

MAP: Here's How Far Willets Point Redevelopment Projects Have Progressed

The renovation of the Iron Triangle is just one of the projects planned for Corona and Flushing.

Briarwood »

Change Could Be Next Stop for 'Briarwood/Van Wyck' Subway Station Name

Briarwood residents say their station’s name — Briarwood/Van Wyck Blvd — is confusing.

Willets Point »

Suit Seeks to Quash Willets West Mall Project

A suit filed Monday says the approval for the Willets Point redevelopment project should be revoked.

Jamaica Hills »

Group Tries to Save Historic Hospital Building From Demolition

The building, designed by famed architect John Russell Pope, served patients with tuberculosis.

Willets Point »

New Willets Point Developers Looking for $43M in Tax Breaks

The Queens Development Group is requesting $43 million in tax breaks from the city.

Jamaica »

Jamaica Residents Push to Clean Up Garbage Amid Flood of Violations

About half of the garbage tickets issued last year in Queens were in CB12.

Forest Hills »

Melinda Katz Elected as Queens Borough President

Katz won big to replace Helen Marshall as Queens Borough President. 

Astoria »

Melinda Katz Wins Democratic Primary for Queens Borough President

City Councilwoman Melinda Katz won the Democratic primary for Queens borough president.

Astoria »

Vallone Uses Former Foe's Image on Campaign Fliers

Councilman Peter F. Vallone Jr.’s campaign sent fliers featuring a photo of state Sen. Tony Avella.

Jackson Heights »

Avella Drops Out Of Queens Borough President Race

The State Senator has not endorsed the two remaining Democratic candidates.

Jamaica »

Comrie Endorses Melinda Katz for Queens Borough President

Comrie said Katz had a proven track record of advocating for better schools and jobs.

Forest Hills »

Weiner Wants to See QueensWay Get on Track

Advocates for the Queens version of the High Line are preparing for a feasibility study on the project.

Jamaica »

Comrie Drops Out Of Queens BP Race

Queens Councilman has yet to endorse one of his former rivals.

Jackson Heights »

Avella Accuses Vallone of Cheating Through Text Messages at BP Forum

The candidates for borough president talked sustainability -- and threw some jabs -- at forum.

Forest Hills »

Meng Backs Melinda Katz for Queens Borough President

The Queens congresswoman cited Katz's record in her endorsement.