The proposed Kew Gardens parking garage could be the first in New York City to be certified for its sustainability.Project architects revealed the goal of achieving Parksmart-certified status to the Queens Borough Board at its May 10 meeting.…

The city on May 8 began another major sewer construction project in Maspeth, this one in the area of 70th Street.The Department of Design and Construction, in a bulletin sent out last week, said one segment is 70th Street between Calamus and …

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The sheep and alpaca at Queens County Farm Museum got their annual haircuts last Saturday. Several pounds of heavy fleece were shaved off their bodies in preparation for the warmer weather.Visitors were invited to watch artisans like sheep-sh…

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Activists celebrated Arbor Day weekend the best way they knew how: by beautifying their green spaces.Last Saturday, the Friends of Crocheron and John Golden Park hosted their first tree planting. The volunteers planted various types of trees …

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The Vanderbilt Motor Parkway may be closed for the summer, but users can expect to hit the trail once again in September.Construction began last September, but community leaders gathered April 28 to ceremoniously break ground on the $1.5 mill…

A mixed-use building that is part medical center and part hotel is on track to open in the next few months, developers recently announced.The new 18-story mixed use tower at 42-31 Union St. in Flushing will be home to the Eastern Mirage Medic…

In honor of Earth Day, the Woodhaven Business Improvement District held a beautification event at Forest Parkway Plaza in front of Chase Bank on April 22.Even on a cold, windy spring day, the BID was able to bring out volunteers both young an…

City Councilmember Peter Koo (D-Flushing) is term limited and nine candidates are eager to succeed his seat.Here are the eight Democrats and lone Republican hoping to represent District 20:

In an effort to be more accessible to his Queens constituents, Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Nassau, Suffolk, Queens) has moved his district office one-half mile deeper into the borough.He celebrated the move with a ribbon-cutting April 25, where he was…