It is the 40th Anniversary of the Five Boro Bike Tour on Sunday and cyclists are oiling up their gears and getting ready for the 40 miles of car free roads which they will be enjoying. Since the even is going through every borough, this means Queens and Astoria will be effected. Some streets in…

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The much anticipated Halletts Point megaproject, being developed by Durst Organization, is finally set to start just as the developers signed a new 26 year lease for a grocery store to move into its first building. Brooklyn Harvest Market signed the lease, which comes with 24,036 square feet on the ground and the mezzanine levels…

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We currently live in a world where there is an app for pretty much anything. From shopping, to running, to dating, to building farms. If there isn’t an app for it, you just haven’t found it. So it makes sense that New Yorkers, or Astorians especially, should have an app for some of the awesome…

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A number of route options, new bridges and possible locations were all put forward in a new proposal unveiled last Tuesday for the $2.5 billion dollar BQX streetcar system. The system will link Long Island City to north Brooklyn, according to the report. There was a series of visioning sessions held by officials during spring…

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The wheels are in motion for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector system that would connect neighborhoods along the waterfront in Brooklyn and Queens by way of a streetcar. Well at least the talks have started in a series of visioning sessions, the first open discussion was this past Monday, May 9th at the Variety Boys & Girls…

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‘Infrequent and unreliable’ are just two words that have been used to describe the R Train recently. ‘Rarely’ is also a name that some people call the train that is lacking, to say the least, in on time performance. For many communities, the R is their only transit line. It makes stops in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Which…

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