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Queens Blvd. Construction Update

August 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Remember that mysterious construction going on in the center medians of Queens Blvd.? Well, the explanation has been revealed in an article in the Queens Tribune, and it is kind of scary. Think of what could have happened if Stephen Melnick, president of the Queens Boulevard Restoration Group, hadn’t called everyone’s attention to what he noticed. Here is the article: Queens Blvd. Medians in Disrepair

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August 25, 2010 Leave a comment

The City Council has just given its final ok for the new 15 Penn Plaza skyscraper. I’m sorry, but this brings out the little boy in me. Another skyscraper to rival the Empire State Building. I think that is really neat, especially with all the dreary news these days. I can understand people’s concerns about it blocking the view of the Empire State Building from some parts of Jersey, but to tell you the truth, I always thought the Empire State Building looked a little lonely from New Jersey standing up there all by itself!

More to read in The Times here:

By CHARLES V. BAGLI
Published: August 25, 2010
A City Council vote clears the way for another 1,200-foot edifice at the doorstep of the city’s revered landmark.

Empire State Building Rival Gets Key OK

August 25, 2010 Leave a comment

From The Daily News: A new skyline rival to the Empire State Building won key approvals from City Council committees Wednesday morning after the builder pledged to give construction work to minorities.

Read more: City Council committees approve proposed skyscraper at 15 Penn Plaza near Empire State Building

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