Tag Archives: Queens

Amazon To Get $1.5B Tax Break For NYC Headquarters

The New York Daily News reports: Amazon will get $1.5 billion in tax breaks and grants from New York to host half its new headquarters in Long Island City. The company announced Tuesday, after weeks of speculation, that it will open new headquarters in Queens, and Arlington, Virginia. Each location is expected to be home to more than 25,000 employees, …

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Beloved NYC Figure Ms. Colombia Found Dead

The Jackson Heights Post in Queens reports: Ms. Colombia, a colorful and beloved figure in the Jackson Heights LGBT community, has been found dead, Council Member Daniel Dromm has announced. Ms. Colombia, whose birth name was Osvaldo Gomez, was found dead in the waters off Jacob Riis Park, Dromm’s office said. No foul play is currently suspected, although the Office …

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QUEENS: Violence And Threats By Trump Fans Force Museum To End Shia LaBeouf’s Live-Stream Protest

The New York Times reports: A museum in Queens has shut down an online art installation by the actor Shia LaBeouf, calling it a “serious and ongoing public safety hazard” after Mr. LaBeouf was arrested and the exhibit became a target for threats of violence. The participatory exhibit, “He Will Not Divide Us,” was a collaboration between Mr. LaBeouf and …

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Priest: Trump Protesters Should Commit Suicide

The New York Post reports: The pastor of a largely immigrant Catholic church in Queens has a suggestion for his anti-Trump parishioners: Go take a flying leap off the nearest building. “Show your hate for Trump. Do it for social justice. #JumpAgainstTrump,” read a meme posted by the Rev. Philip Pizzo just hours after he celebrated Sunday Mass. The message …

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QUEENS: Actor Shia LaBeouf Arrested After Scuffling With Nazi At His Live-Streamed Trump Protest [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: Shia LaBeouf was arrested after a scuffle at his oddball anti-Trump art instillation in Queens on Wednesday night, cops said. The actor was performing his “He Will Not Divide Us” livestream protest when someone disrupted the exhibit and LaBeouf allegedly slugged him, according to police. A video taken from the performance, going on outside the …

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NYC Unveils Routes For Brooklyn-Queens Streetcars

The New York Times reports: As Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration moves forward on plans for a new streetcar line from Queens to Brooklyn, city officials on Tuesday unveiled the different routes they are considering for the project. The $2.5 billion waterfront streetcar would run on streets in some of New York City’s most popular and crowded neighborhoods along the …

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New York Mets To Host First LGBT Pride Night

From the New York Post: The Mets will host the team’s first ever Pride Night at Citi Field this season, as the latest major New York team to have such a night after the Islanders hosted an LGBT-themed night this month. The Mets in the past have hosted events from Fiesta Latina night to Jewish Heritage Day. Other major league …

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De Blasio Pitches Streetcar Line For NYC Waterfront

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio today introduced a proposal for a $2.5B streetcar line that would run along 16 miles of the East River waterfront in Brooklyn and Queens. Via the New York Times: By winding along the East River, the streetcars would vastly expand transportation access to a bustling stretch of the city that has undergone rapid …

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UNVEILED: $4B Plan For New LGA

As they might say on HGTV, LGA is a complete tear-down. Therefore, according to plans unveiled today, a completely new single $4B terminal will be built in the current parking lot, after which the ramshackle four old terminals will be razed. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden today held a joint press conference about the project, which is …

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Cuomo Proposes Rail Link To LGA

During his State Of The State address, yesterday New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed connecting LaGuardia Airport to New York City’s rail system via a new AirTrain line. Adding rail service to LGA is an idea that has been pitched and abandoned several times in recent decades. Cuomo’s plan involves a 1.5 mile long LGA AirTrain running over the Grand …

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SUNDAY: Queens Pride 2014

If Queens were a standalone city, its 2.3M population would rank fourth* in the nation, just ahead of Houston.  But despite the massive size of the borough, the ten block-long Queens Pride parade in Jackson Heights, which will be held this Sunday, has a charming small town feel. Some of the pubs in the neighborhood become de facto gay bars …

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QUEENS: Subway Derails, Multiple Injuries

A Manhattan-bound F train derailed today in Woodside, Queens. Many passengers were evacuated via a tunnel hatch to the street. At least 19 people were hurt after a train derailed near a Queens subway station on Friday, officials said. About 1,000 people were riding the Manhattan-bound F train when it slid off the track near the station at Broadway and …

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Queens Street To Be Named For PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford And Son Morty

JMG reader Brandon tips us that street in front of the former Queens home of late PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford and her son Morty Manford will be renamed their honor. Final approval of the change is expected before the naming ceremony next weekend. Jeanne passed away in January 2013 at the age of 92. Morty Manford, an assistant New York …

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Quote Of The Day – Maureen Dowd

“I have long been opposed to gays marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue. It isn’t because my father was a past national president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, which ran the parade for a century and started the rule that no gays need apply. Faith and begorrah, heaven knows I have nothing against gays. I …

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