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  1. The Bronx is Hottest Borough Right Now for Residential DevelopmentRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | DNAInfo.com

    In the first 6 months of 2016 - after the expiration of the state's 421-a tax break program for developers - The Bronx emerged as the borough with the most residential construction action, according to a report from the New York Building Congress released Thursday . The Bronx led all boroughs with the number of permitted units, seeing more than 1,900 units authorized to be built under the Department of Buildings, according to the analysis using census data.

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  2. Speakeasy Designed to Look Like Hardware Store Coming to AstoriaRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | DNAInfo.com

    A new speakeasy under construction in Astoria will look like a hardware store from the outside - an "unassuming" exterior that will disguise the 1920s-inspired cocktail lounge inside, according to the owners. The Last Word is slated to open in August at 31-30 Ditmars Blvd., in the former Caffe Bene coffee shop space , and will offer both classic and signature cocktails as well as bar snacks, according to a press release.

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  3. New Coffee Shop Brings Organic Options to Kew GardensRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | DNAInfo.com

    Ateaz, which opened at 116-29 Metropolitan Ave. on Tuesday, offers dozens of organic teas and coffees from all over the world. The company started several years ago as an online boutique .

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  4. Atlantic Basin Selected as Red Hook's Citywide Ferry Dock LocationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | DNAInfo.com

    Red Hook's ferry landing for the new Citywide Ferry Service will be located at Atlantic Basin , officials announced Wednesday. The ferry dock at Atlantic Basin will be a part of the South Brooklyn route, which is scheduled to launch next summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's Economic Development Corporation said in a statement.

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  5. City Hires Scandal-Plagued Ex-Toronto Transit Head to Lead Streetcar PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | DNAInfo.com

    A scandal-scarred former Canadian politician will oversee New York City's efforts to build a streetcar system connecting waterfront neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens , officials said. Adam Giambrone, who previously served as the head of Toronto's transit system, will help turn Mayor Bill de Blasio's $2.5 billion waterfront transit proposal into a reality, city hall spokesman Austin Finan confirmed Monday.

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  6. 5 Borough-Branded Items to Show Off Your Queens PrideRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | DNAinfo.com

    More businesses and crafts people are capitalizing on the borough's name, producing clothing, jewelry, art and other accessories inspired by Queens and its neighborhoods. There's even an entire store in Long Island City devoted to locally-made goods.

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  7. Here Are All the Pokemon Bar Crawls Happening in the CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | DNAinfo.com

    It's no surprise that Pokmon GO has taken over many New Yorkers' Lives. People are walking around at all hours of the day and night catching Pokmon, battling and making friends with neighbors that they had never spoken to before.

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  8. Watch International Films Under the Stars at Queens FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | DNAinfo.com

    Indie films from around the world will be screened as part of the Queens World Film Festival's summer series inside the borough's parks. Organizers Katha and Don Cato have partnered with two civic groups in Queens - the Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association, Ltd. and the Northern Woodside Coalition - to present films through August.

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  9. Sanitation Dept. Looking for New Site to Replace Dilapidated Astoria GarageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    The Department of Sanitation is searching for a site to replace a deteriorating longtime garage in Astoria, which neighbors say has plagued them for years with noisy trucks and traffic. The garage at 34-28 21st St., which houses garbage trucks and other equipment that service Queens Community Board 1 , has been in use since the early 1930s, according to DSNY Spokeswoman Kathy Dawkins.

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  10. Brooklyn Heights Residents Like BQX, but Fear Property Tax Hike Along RouteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    The city's streetcar proposal would be backed by its neighbors in Brooklyn Heights and surrounding areas if it means speedy transportation to the north and south - so long as it doesn't come at the expense of the current residents, they said. Community members shared their input for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector at St. Francis College on Monday night in one of several public meetings held across the two boroughs.

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  11. Car Company Refused Gay Activists During Puerto Rican Day Parade: OrganizerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    A Queens car company tasked with driving participants of the Puerto Rican Day Parade through the route on Sunday refused to transport a gay honoree because he was carrying a rainbow flag, organizers said. The Custom Shop, a car customization company based in Astoria, volunteered five of its Jeeps to drive honorees along the Fifth Avenue parade route in Manhattan, including LGBT and human rights activist Pedro Julio Serrano.

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  12. 11 Lines Slated for Subway Service Disruptions This Weekend, MTA SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    Service changes are planned for 11 subway lines this weekend as the MTA continues its work on stations, rails and signals. 1 Train : From 3:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Manhattan-bound 1s will run express from Van Cortlandt Park-242nd Street to 215th Street.

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  13. Manhattan Rents Dip at Higher End But Continue to Rise at Lower EndRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    Manhattan's rental market is growing increasingly polarized, with prices still rising at the highly competitive lower end of the market while coming down at the highest reaches. Apartments in the top 40 percent of the market - those north of $3,700 a month - saw slight price declines compared to a year ago, according to a report released Thursday by Douglas Elliman that looks at May rental data.

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  14. Astoria Should Smell Better Now as City Wraps Up $3M Sewage ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    The city wrapped up $3 million in upgrades at the Bowery Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant - an effort to stem the pervasive stink of sewage from the facility that's plagued parts of Astoria and northern Queens for years, officials announced this week. The Department of Environmental Protection installed aluminum covers on the plant's four "sludge tanks" that are designed to capture and remove smells through carbon filters, which can clean up to 21,742 cubic feet of air per minute, officials said.

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  15. Lincoln Center Is Looking for 1,000 Volunteer SingersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    In fact, you don't even have to audition to sing in a chorus of 1,000 voices in the world premiere of "the public domain," a new work composed by Pulitzer-Prize winner and Oscar nominee David Lang. The Mostly Mozart and Lincoln Center Out of Doors festivals are inviting New Yorkers to register online to participate in the Aug. 13th performance in Lincoln Center Plaza.

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  16. Pol Proposes Closing Bedford Avenue to Cars Under Streetcar PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    The bustling thoroughfare Bedford Avenue could be turned into a pedestrian plaza and a right-of-way for the proposed streetcar , a city councilman suggested at a Wednesday night. "How about we shut Bedford down and make it a plaza," said Councilman Antonio Reynoso who represents Williamsburg and parts of Bushwick.

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  17. You Told Us: Are There Too Many Sidewalk Cafes in Astoria?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    When a local eatery came before Community Board 1 last week seeking a sidewalk cafe permit, it was met with resistance from some neighbors who argued there are already too many outdoor eateries in the neighborhood. The incident spurred a debate that Astoria residents have had before - between those who see the al fresco restaurants as a local attraction, and those who think tables and chairs are taking over sidewalks and bringing noisy crowds.

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  18. Red Hook Calls For Subway Connections in Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar RouteRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    A little more than a week after the city kicked off its first neighborhood meeting around the proposed Brooklyn-Queens streetcar system, city officials gave Red Hook residents a chance to weigh in at a public session Thursday evening. The BQX , as the 16-mile streetcar system is known, would connect neighborhoods between Astoria and Sunset Park along the waterfront, such as Long Island City, Williamsburg, DUMBO, Red Hook and Downtown Brooklyn.

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  19. Too Many Sidewalk Cafes are Cluttering Ditmars Boulevard, Neighbors SayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    A Ditmars Boulevard restaurant's application for sidewalk seating has reignited a neighborhood debate about Astoria's outdoor eateries, amid complaints that the cafes bring noise and create obstacles for pedestrians. The owners of The Pomeroy , a seasonal restaurant at 36-12 Ditmars Blvd., came before Community Board 1 Tuesday night in its quest for a sidewalk cafe license that would allow it to put eight tables with 16 chairs outside the eatery.

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  20. NYPD's Former Bee Wrangler Stings Beleaguered Department Over ScandalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    The NYPD's former beekeeper stung by accusations of stealing bees during his emergency swarm response days said Thursday the now-scandal-scarred department should have spent more time scrutinizing its own top brass. Anthony Planakis, known as "Tony Bees," came out of retirement Thursday morning to remove a five pound swarm from Virginia Playground in The Bronx.

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