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Hunters Point Library Branch Project Gets an Extra $3 Million in Funding

The additional funds from this year's budget bring the total budget for the project to $33 million.  

Far Rockaway »

Teens Act as Judge and Jury in Queens 'Youth Court'

Teens accused of misdemeanor crimes will have their justice administered by their peers in Far Rockaway.

Kew Gardens »

Poet and Journalist Maria Lisella Selected as New Laureate for Queens

Maria Lisella was born and raised in Queens and lives in Astoria. 

Long Island City »

Street Fair to Kick Off Construction of New Hunters Point Library Branch

The groundbreaking will include stories, face-painting, carnival games and food from local eateries.

Bed-Stuy »

Share Your Neighborhood History with Brooklyn's Digital Archive Project

"Culture in Transit" will allow residents in Brooklyn and Queens to archive their neighborhood stories. 

Long Island City »

Construction to Start Soon on Delayed Hunters Point Library Branch

Officials announced the start of the project, at Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue, Thursday morning.

Astoria »

Dozens of Pre-K Seats Coming to Queens Library Branches

The full day pre-K classes are planned for locations in Woodhaven and Ravenswood in Astoria.

Long Island City »

Lincoln Center Bringing Italian Singers, Flamenco Dancers to Queens Library

Lincoln Center Local Live is a series of one-hour shows by musicians and dancers at public libraries.

Sunnyside »

Sunnyside Library to Close This Summer For New Roof

The library branch will close Saturday and is expected to reopen in mig-August.

Long Island City »

Pop-Up and Mobile Libraries to Bring Books to Hunters Point This Summer

The services are being offered amidst delays in construction of the Hunters Point library branch.

Astoria »

New Trees and Community Gardens Sprout from ConEd Blackout Settlement

The a $7.9 million Greening Western Queens initiative will wrap up soon after three years.

Jamaica »

Queens Library Head Being Probed by Feds Over Construction Spending

Library head Thomas Galante is the target of a probe by city and federal investigators.

Long Island City »

Plans Tweaked for Hunters Point Library After Bids Run Millions Over Budget

The branch had a number of expensive design elements, including geothermal power.

Long Island City »

Queens Library Putting Borough's Past on the Map With Residents' Old Pics

Queens Library is partnering with Historypin to create a map with historical photos of the borough.

Rockaway Park »

Hurricane-Damaged Library Reopens After a Year of Repairs

The library is the first storm-damaged branch in the Rockaways to reopen.