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People biking across the Queensboro Bridge

New Bike Lanes Coming to Long Island City

Three new bike lanes will help connect the region's bikeway system and improve safety on the city's roads and bridges.

April 11, 2022 - Streetsblog New York City

A photo of a bridge reading Long Island City in front of high-rise buildings glittering in a sunset.

Where New Asian Residents Are Transforming New York City

Asians were the only major racial group in increase in population in all five boroughs of New York City since 2010. Long Island City in Queens saw a fivefold increase of Asian residents.

October 20, 2021 - The New York Times

Newtown Creek

Measuring the Coronavirus Effect on Development in Brooklyn, Queens

Two development markets charged by an early 2000s rezoning will test the reach of the coronavirus in New York City's development market.

July 8, 2020 - The New York Times

Brooklyn Bridge

First New Bridge to Manhattan in Decades Proposed Just for Pedestrians and People on Bikes

Introducing the proposed Queens Ribbon Bridge, a $100 million idea to connect Manhattan to Long Island City in Queens, by way of Roosevelt Island.

June 25, 2020 - The New York Times

5  Pointz New York City

The Urban Landscape New York City Lost in the 2010s

Over the last decade, many historic buildings and cultural institutions throughout New York City have disappeared. The result has been the transformation of neighborhoods and the city’s character.

December 29, 2019 - Curbed New York

Queens, New York City

Six Months After Amazon: A Call to Develop in Long Island City

It's been six months since Amazon rescinded its plans to build a second headquarters in New York City. The neighborhood planned for the facility could still see a huge benefit from an ambitious development, according to this opinion.

August 15, 2019 - Crain's New York Business

Queens, New York City

New York Almost Ready to Move on From Failed Amazon Plans

The city of New York has made initial moves toward developing a plan to replace the failed Amazon Headquarters development in Long Island City, Queens.

May 23, 2019 - Politico

Robert Moses

The Robert Moses Nexus to Amazon's Cancellation of Queens HQ2

Last week, Amazon abruptly canceled its decision to invest about $2.5 billion and bring 25,000 high-paying jobs to Queens. A scholar blames their abrupt decision on an arcane state bureaucracy tasked with preventing Robert Moses-like takings.

February 21, 2019 - Politico Magazine

Long Island City

Post-Mortem: Why Amazon Canceled the Queens HQ2

New York City and State offered up nearly $3 billion in incentives to lure Amazon and its 25,000 high-paying jobs to Queens only to see the tech company cancel their plans after local opposition materialized. Was their retreat too hasty?

February 17, 2019 - The New York Times

Amazon HQ2

Amazon Calls the Whole New York Thing Off

The AmazonHQ2 circus is packing up and moving to another city.

February 14, 2019 - The New York Times

Queens, New York City

Report: Amazon Thinking Twice About Second Headquarters in New York

The opposition to the idea of Amazon locating one of its second headquarters locations in New York City has given the company pause, according to a recent scoop.

February 11, 2019 - The Washington Post

Long Island City

Amazon Delivered a Booming Real Estate Market in Queens

The real estate market in most of New York City is sluggish to close out 2018, but for now, Long Island City is going gangbusters.

December 29, 2018 - The New York Times

Queens, New York City

Regional Plan Association Gives Amazon HQ2 a Thumbs Up

A Regional Plan Association white paper makes that case that New York City and Amazon have mutually beneficial goals with the decision to located the tech company's second headquarters in Long Island City.

November 28, 2018 - Crain's New York Business

Long Island City

Amazon's New Home in New York a 'Distressed' Opportunity Zone

Concerns about the Opportunity Zone program created by the GOP tax bill passed in the waning hours of 2017—that it would enable gentrification and displacement for the profit of wealthy investors—won't be assuaged by this news.

November 21, 2018 - The New York Times

Queens, New York City

Hyper Urban Growth Without Residential Displacement

Here's a change: Displacement in the nation's fastest growing urban neighborhood has largely been limited to businesses. The new highrises have given Queens something it never had: a skyline.

September 22, 2017 - New York Magazine

Long Island City

In Long Island City, a Glimpse of the Future?

According to critic James Russell, Long Island City has come to resemble the new metropolises of Asia. A frenetic jumble of old and new, the area's "dystopian" qualities aren't all bad.

April 3, 2016 - James S. Russell

Citi Bike Tackles Biking's Gender Gap

New York City's bike share program, Citi Bike, enjoys a greater percentage of female cyclists that the city as a whole, but still only reaches 25 percent. The problem is typical of bike share programs in the United States.

July 20, 2015 - The New York Times N.Y. / Region

Queens New York

Iconic Queens Clock Tower Anchors 915-Foot Skyscraper

In a complex saga involving the MTA, an 88-year-old tower, and a planned 77-story apartment behemoth, affordable housing may be first to fall by the wayside.

April 11, 2015 - New York Times

Mayor de Blasio Stresses Affordable Housing in State of the City Address

In his State of the City Address on Feb. 3, the New York City mayor made it clear that his overriding priority is affordable housing. He targeted six neighborhoods in all five boroughs where development will be required to include affordable housing.

February 4, 2015 - New York Observer

De Blasio Moving Forward with New York City's Largest Housing Development in Three Decades

Although the Hunter's Point South was a Bloomberg-era proposal, the de Blasio Administration last week released an RFP for $100 million in construction to build the infrastructure and public amenities necessary to support the project.

May 30, 2014 - Crain's Business New York

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