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A Few Questions Need Answers Before Amazon Invades Long Island City

A Few Questions Need Answers Before Amazon Invades Long Island City

Long Island City (Nick Parmar / Flickr) Monday's bombshell revelation that Amazon might be ready to split its new second headquarters in two and locate one half in Long Island City, initially reported in the Wall...

Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Route Will Now Be Shorter, Costlier

Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Route Will Now Be Shorter, Costlier

(NYC/BQX) A new report on the Brooklyn Queens Connector or BQX—the streetcar that Mayor Bill de Blasio is apparently still determined to build—scales back the route by five miles, cutting out Sunset Park entirely, for a...

Leaked Memo: De Blasio's Streetcar May Not Pay For Itself

Leaked Memo: De Blasio's Streetcar May Not Pay For Itself

Next stop: the dustbin of history? (EDC) Mayor de Blasio's developer-backed Brooklyn-Queens streetcar project may not pay for itself as he has promised it will, according to a draft memo prepared for Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen...

Meet De Blasio's Shelter-Protesting, Car-Loving Mayoral Challenger

Meet De Blasio's Shelter-Protesting, Car-Loving Mayoral Challenger

Senator Avella at a 2012 press conference (Getty). Democratic State Senator Tony Avella announced his mayoral bid last weekend, outside of a Holiday Inn Express in Maspeth that's become a lightning rod for criticism of the...

'You're Dreaming': Downtown Brooklyn Residents Debate De Blasio's Streetcar Vision

'You're Dreaming': Downtown Brooklyn Residents Debate De Blasio's Streetcar Vision

Berry Street BQX renderings. (NYC EDC) Residents of Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn gathered at Long Island University's Brooklyn campus on Tuesday night to express their frustration with Mayor de Blasio’s proposed $2.5 billion Brooklyn-Queens Connector...

Here Are The Possible Routes For The Mayor's $2.5 Billion Streetcar Projectgallery

Here Are The Possible Routes For The Mayor's $2.5 Billion Streetcar Project

Following seven heated meetings in neighborhoods along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront this spring, the Economic Development Corporation has revealed a new series of maps [PDF] showing possible street routes for Mayor Bill de Blasio's $2.5 billion...

NYC Streetcar Director Is A Canadian Who Botched His Mayoral Bid By Cheating On His Girlfriend

NYC Streetcar Director Is A Canadian Who Botched His Mayoral Bid By Cheating On His Girlfriend

Giambrone (Getty) Mayor de Blasio's $2.5 billion streetcar proposal, the Brooklyn Queens Connector, has encountered some opposition along the waterfront in recent months—from Astoria, where residents fear the shiny new mode of transit will accelerate gentrification,...

Sunset Park Residents Call De Blasio's $2.5 Billion Streetcar

Sunset Park Residents Call De Blasio's $2.5 Billion Streetcar "An Insult To Our Intelligence"

Rendering of the BQX passing through Sunset Park (via Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector). Crowding around a harried Economic Development Corporation volunteer on Tuesday, Sunset Park residents accused the city of insulting them with a...

DOT: Chill, This $2.5 Billion Streetcar Plan Isn't A

DOT: Chill, This $2.5 Billion Streetcar Plan Isn't A "Mindblowing Idea"

A rendering of the streetcar in Williamsburg along Kent Avenue (Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector) Last night while Governor Cuomo cut the ribbon for something called the “Cadillac House” in Manhattan, representatives from the city...

Business Interests, Transit Advocates And Talib Kweli Rally Around The BQX

Business Interests, Transit Advocates And Talib Kweli Rally Around The BQX

A rendering of the streetcar passing through the Brooklyn Navy Yard (via Friends of the BQX). A nonprofit group made up of business interests, developers, urban planners and transit advocates is doubling down on its support...

Astoria Residents Meet De Blasio's

Astoria Residents Meet De Blasio's "Foolish" $2.5 Billion Streetcar

(via EDC) Astoria residents packed into the Variety Boys & Girls Club on Monday night to voice their concerns about Mayor de Blasio's proposed $2.5 billion Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX). Many argued that the streetcar, which...

City's Study Of De Blasio's Streetcar Plan Deems It

City's Study Of De Blasio's Streetcar Plan Deems It "Reasonable"

City agencies that have praised Mayor de Blasio's $2.5 billion Brooklyn Queens Connector project today released a study [PDF] endorsing the proposed 16 mile light rail track connecting Astoria, Queens to Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The study,...

De Blasio Makes Case For $2.5 Billion Streetcar

De Blasio Makes Case For $2.5 Billion Streetcar "Experiment"

Mayor de Blasio pushing his streetcar plan in Red Hook on Tuesday (Mayor's Flickr). Mayor de Blasio did his best to overcome criticism of his $2.5 billion Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX) streetcar plan today, arguing that the...

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