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Sandy recovery shows signs of real progress

Last Thursday was the type of the day that is the reason people live in Roxbury, the small hamlet on the western Rockaway Peninsula between Breezy Point and Riis Park. The warm summer sun illuminated the beige sand that scattered along the narrow walkway “streets” of the gated community.A crowd of neighbors gathered in front of 402 Seabreeze Ave., where Lorraine and Doris Gresser anxiously waited to climb the steps to her front porch and walk into their home.

Thursday 07/24/2014
5Pointz demolition in coming weeks
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 12:21 pm

After months of tension, debate and a civil suit, the demolition of 5Pointz is slated to begin in the coming weeks.

The graffiti mecca, once adorned with aerosol paintings by street artists, was whitewashed in November and now resembles a disheveled and tired version of what it once was.

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Water rate hikes were needed — DEP’s Lloyd
Posted: July 24, 2014

Commissioner Emily Lloyd of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection probably was anticipating the loud grumbling she elicited Monday night when she discussed water rate increases at a town hall meeting in St. Albans.

“Rates have gone up 181 percent in 12 years,” Lloyd acknowledged before a crowd of more than 150 in the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center.

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Katz hears Decatur St. rezoning pitches
Posted: July 24, 2014

One month after Community Board 5 voted 21-13 against the rezoning of a small, vacant plot of land at 1504-1506 Decatur Street in Ridgewood from manufacturing to residential, Borough President Melinda Katz heard both sides of the argument at last Thursday’s land use public hearing at Borough Hall.

Moshe Friedman, the engineer representing the owners of the plot, 11-01 Irving Ave. LLC, who wish to build a six-family apartment structure at the site, said manufacturing at the site is not feasible and residential development is the only possible option.

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QUICK HITS
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 11:42 pm

City task force to aid illegal alien children; 3,300 brought here

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Thursday 07/17/2014
LIRR contract accord reached; strike averted
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 11:16 am

The MTA and Long Island Rail Road employee unions have reached a contract agreement, averting a strike that had been set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Gov. Cuomo, agency Chairman Thomas Prendergast and labor leaders announced today.

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LIRR, unions brace for a Sunday strike
Updated: July 18, 2014 - 4:33 pm

M ore than 5,400 employees of the Long Island Rail Road could walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday if there is no progress on a new contract.

The workers are the highest-paid commuter railroad employees in the country, but also have been working without a contract since 2010.

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Thursday 07/10/2014
Gasoline prices at six-year high — AAA
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 9:08 am

Summertime, and the livin’ ain’t so easy, at least as far as the sky-high price of gasoline is concerned, but the typical Queens resident seems to be taking a spike in stride.

“Per ounce, gasoline is one of the cheapest liquids available,” said Alex Mermelstein, 32, of Briarwood. “We pay more for milk than we do for gas. Heck, some brands of bottled water are more expensive than gas. So just make peace with it and find the cheapest gas station in your area.”

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Homeless shelters prove profitable
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 9:08 am

A new, lucrative way of making money in the housing market has swept over the city in recent years.

Move over, luxury Long Island City high-rise condos and Brooklyn brownstones, homeless shelters have become hot commodities among some landlords.

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Thursday 07/03/2014
Rockaway Beach work zone to reopen for 4th
Updated: July 10, 2014 - 11:21 am

Nearly all of Rockaway Beach is be reopened for swimming this weekend as the Army Corps of Engineers is completing its beach replenishment project on the shoreline’s busiest section.

According to the Parks Department, the entire beach from Beach 60th Street in Arverne to Beach 149th Street in Neponsit will be open for swimming by Friday.

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