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E-Scooters Are Rolling Into Queens

Citing the success of a shared scooter program in the Bronx, New York City officials are expanding e-scooter service to parts of eastern Queens.

June 19, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

Rendering of Innovation QNS with landscaped open public space on corner and glass-clad building

2.7-Million-Square-Foot Astoria Project Approved

The development will include over 2,800 housing units and 2 acres of public open space.

September 30, 2022 - Urbanize New York


Revisiting New York’s Massive Sunnyside Yard Master Plan

You might have lost track of the Sunnyside Yard Master Plan—a proposal for 12,000 new housing units in Queens—because it was announced to the public in March 2020 and has since been shelved.

September 14, 2022 - Gotham Gazette

Accessible elevator sign with arrow on a New York City subway platform

MTA Uses Density Bonuses to Improve Accessibility

Under a new zoning law, New York City developers can receive density bonuses for building elevators and other accessibility upgrades for the city’s subway system.

August 15, 2022 - Queens Eagle

A map of the proposed Triboro Line, which would connect Brooklyn to Queens and the Bronx in New York City.

The Triboro Line Has New Life as the 'Interborough Express'

A proposed transit line that would connect three New York City boroughs not named Manhattan has new, powerful political support.

January 6, 2022 - AMNY

New York City, New York

Manhattan Traffic Spreading to Other Boroughs

New travel patterns and an increased reliance on delivery services and ride-hailing are creating more congestion in New York's outer boroughs.

January 3, 2022 - The New York Times

Strete view of 34th Avenue in Queens, New York

How Can NYC Keep its 'Open Streets' Post-Pandemic?

A debate over one Queens 'open street' project illustrates the challenges of maintaining open streets.

August 16, 2021 - New York Times

New York Subway Coronavirus

NYC Transit Ridership Patterns Have Shifted to the Outer Boroughs

Signs of the times, and more evidence of the essential service provided by public transit throughout the pandemic.

June 11, 2021 - The City

14th Street Busway New York City

Judge Clears the Obstacles for Queens Busway Project

One piece of New York City's Better Buses Action Plan has been relieved of legal resistance.

January 6, 2021 - amNew York

Beautiful Pink Flowers along the East River at Hunters Point South Park during Spring in Long Island City Queens

Two New Affordable Housing Towers Offer a Side of Climate Resilience in Queens

Two new buildings are under construction at Hunters Point South and will contain 719 units of affordable housing.

October 14, 2020 - The New York Times

Jackson Heights, Queens

A Tour of New York City's Most Culturally Diverse Neighborhood

New York is a city of superlatives. A new series of walking tours around the city, led by the New York Times architecture critic, draws out the many examples of the city's exceptionalism.

September 10, 2020 - The New York Times


Another Grim Coronavirus Milestone: This Time in Southern California

COVID-19 deaths topped 5,000 in Los Angeles County last week as deaths continue to mount due to a hasty reopening after an early shutdown. The center of the of outbreak in California now shifts to the Central Valley.

August 19, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

Flushing, Queens Historic Theater

A Development Proposal 34 Years in the Making

Or a historic preservation fight, 34 years in the making, depending on your perspective.

August 16, 2020 - Queens Daily Eagle

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


Details of the 12,000-Home Sunnyside Yard Project

A proposed development project in Queens would be the largest housing project built in New York City since the 1970s.

March 18, 2020 - CityLab

New York City, New York

Queens Losing its Place as a Home for Immigrants

As non-owner-occupied homes increase in number in Queens neighborhoods, it's becoming harder for immigrants to afford a first home.

December 7, 2019 - Next City

Edgemere Commons

2,000 Units of Privately Funded Affordable Housing Approved for Queens

A large affordable housing development will be built on the former site of a hospital in the Rockaway Peninsula neighborhood of Queens.

November 19, 2019 - Crain's New York Business

New York Bridge

A New Bridge to Connect Brooklyn and Queens

The new Kosciuszko Bridge offers multi-modal passage between boroughs, views to the Manhattan skyline, and probably impossible promises of congestion reduction.

September 3, 2019 - The New York Times

Queens, New York City

Rezoning for Larger Homes in a New York City Single-Family Neighborhood

A rezoning process for a neighborhood in Queens will allow homes to be built wider and deeper. Supporters say the space is needed for large families.

August 18, 2019 - The City

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