Queens

April 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Big Apple may claim the nation's highest public transit ridership, but it ranks well below average in its use of freight rail. Two small short line railroads are at the center of a $100 million investment to reduce truck reliance.
The New York Times
February 21, 2019, 9am PST
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.
Politico Magazine
February 17, 2019, 7am PST
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?
The New York Times
February 14, 2019, 9am PST
The AmazonHQ2 circus is packing up and moving to another city.
The New York Times
December 29, 2018, 1pm PST
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.
The New York Times
December 26, 2018, 5am PST
Sunnyside Yard, a 180-acre railroad yard in Queens, is in the initial stages of a planning process that may eventually bring development surpassing the scale of Hudson Yards. This time, it is hoped, there will be greater focus on affordability.
Intelligencer - New York Magazine
November 28, 2018, 5am PST
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.
Crain's New York Business
July 11, 2018, 12pm PDT
Not everyone thinks the governor’s expensive plan to improve access to the beleaguered airport will actually improve access.
The New York Times
March 10, 2018, 5am PST
Kris Graves photographs all 77 NYPD precincts from Tottenville to Edenwald, looking to these buildings—sometimes humble, sometimes imposing—for the face and footprint of law and order in the neighborhood.
Urban Omnibus
February 23, 2018, 10am PST
A landmark judgement potentially paves the way for graffiti to be protected under the Visual Artists Rights Act.
Modern Cities
February 14, 2018, 5am PST
The Fountain fo the Fairs was deigned by Robert Moses for the 1964-1965 World's Fair but it's now in need of a makeover.
AM New York
December 6, 2017, 7am PST
The 300-foot wide Queens Boulevard has been known as the Boulevard of Death. Since 1990, it has claimed 186 lives, 74 percent being pedestrians, including 18 in 1997 alone. A series of safety improvements have brought fatalities to zero since 2014.
The New York Times
December 4, 2017, 7am PST
Once again, the ferry is remaking the Brooklyn waterfront. One hundred years after making Brooklyn Heights the nation's original suburb, it's spawning new developments along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. And the fare? Same as a subway ride.
The New York Times
November 28, 2017, 7am PST
Brooklyn and Queens need better transit, but activists say this waterfront "luxury trolley" is not the way to get it.
Technical.ly Brooklyn
September 22, 2017, 6am PDT
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.
New York Magazine
August 24, 2017, 8am PDT
Streetfilms was on hand to celebrate a hard-fought win for the community.
StreetsBlog NYC
August 24, 2017, 6am PDT
The New York City neighborhood of Far Rockaway will see the latest of the rezoning proposals at the center of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's affordable housing plan.
The Real Deal
March 1, 2017, 5am PST
Traffic-plagued Kosciuszko will soon be replaced, and some commuters are celebrating its demise.
Gothamist
December 29, 2016, 11am PST
A boardwalk reconstruction project in Roackaway Beach, funded by FEMA after Superstorm Sandy, has money leftover. The public is invited to help decide how the money gets used.
DNAInfo
November 1, 2016, 5am PDT
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is committed to opening the first phase of the new Second Avenue subway in December, but a New York Times report sheds doubt on all three new stations being ready before 2017.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region