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Hurdles remain for aged airport on life support

Flights, construction and everything else seem to be postponed at the city’s airports these days.   And LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal Building will stay on virtual life support for the time being, as the Port Authority continues to stall on the city’s largest infrastructure project. The half-century-old building will continue to cramp […]

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Willets Point Manufacturer Gets Off The Hook

More than 260 auto repair shops, junkyards and construction companies will have to move from the blighted Willets Point neighborhood now that the City Council has given final approval to the $3 billion plan to turn the 62-acre industrial space into a mega retail, hotel, and housing complex. But not […]

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Rockaways chocolate factory reopens, but recovery is slow

Business is ramping up slowly for Madelaine Chocolate, the Rockaways chocolatier that reopened two weeks ago after Superstorm Sandy shuttered operations last year. The Queens company is among the many small businesses that has had to decide whether the cost of rebuilding in a flood zone is better than relocating […]

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Immigrants foster economic growth, report shows

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s report on the impact of immigrants on the city’s economy shows a bright future for New York’s diverse enclaves in neighborhoods such as Jackson Heights, Coney Island and Elmhurst. DiNapoli seemed optimistic that Mayor elect Bill de Blasio would find yesterday’s report reaffirming to many of […]

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East Midtown’s Next Step

  The fate of Mayor Bloomberg’s ambitious plan to rezone a wide swath of Midtown remained uncertain Tuesday after a six-hour City Council hearing. Representatives of the mayor failed to convince the zoning committee to approve the controversial plan before the mayor leaves office in December. The proposal would upzone […]