Keep Astoria Our Home

Good jobs and affordable housing in Alma Realty’s Astoria Cove.

 

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    Ismael Arroyo, Marquisha Page and Ivan Medina

    BUNYC and Astoria Residents Ask Mayor Questions at Town Hall in Astoria

    Marquisha Page joined hundreds of Astoria residents and other New Yorkers who came to P.S. 70 at 30-44 43rd St. on Wednesday as Mayor Bill De Blasio took questions on Wednesday night at his Town Hall meeting. Page, a heat and frost insulator  and member of Build Up New York City’s worker outreach brigade program, raised the issue of construction and building workers safety.…

    NYCOSH Executive Director Charlene Obernauer describing the Astoria Cove construction site during a community inspection

    Elected Officials, BUNYC Activists and Neighbors Perform Community Inspection of Astoria Cove Lot

    The proposed Astoria Cove development site promised much in the way of community benefits for its neighbors and jobs with family sustaining wages and benefits for the construction and service workers that were to build and operate the development.  However, it has become a source of frustration to its neighbors who complain about the trash-strewn lot with buildings in various…

    Residents say they've tried everything to get the city to resolve their troubles with the dump site — to no avail. (DEBBIE EGAN-CHIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: “Waterfront dump site a nightmare for Queens residents who say lot is toxic”

    From the New York Daily News: By GINGER ADAMS OTIS, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | Saturday, April 1, 2017 When Jeannie Ortiz was growing up, the vacant waterfront lot behind her apartment in Queens was a leafy, tree-filled haven. Now it’s a trash-strewn lot full of construction debris — and under investigation by the state for its alleged use as…

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    BUNYC Brigaders Discuss Union Standards with the Council’s Crowley

    New York City Council member Elizabeth Crowley (D-30th District) immediately put her cards on the table on meeting with Build Up New York City Brigaders.






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    BUNYC Activists Educate Community on Hazards at Astoria Cove Site

    Build Up NYC activists took to the streets last Saturday to educate residents living near Alma Realty’s proposed massive Astoria Cove development about the toxic materials on the site. The activists distributed leaflets and asked residents to sign onto a petition calling on Alma Realty to clean up the site safely. The petition informed the residents that Alma Realty has…

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    BUNYC Activists Educate Community on Hazards at Astoria Cove Site

    Build Up NYC activists took to the streets last Saturday to educate residents living near Alma Realty’s proposed massive Astoria Cove development about the toxic materials on the site.






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    Councilman Constantinides, Build Up NYC’s Learning Day A Success

    Hundreds gathered at P.S. 85 in Astoria Wednesday evening for a Learning Day organized by Councilman Costa Constantinides and Build Up NYC for the community to explore potential new career opportunities in construction, building operations, security and hospitality.






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    Join us for Learning Day on Wednesday, January 14!

    Join Build Up NYC and Councilman Costa Constantinides, Urban Upbound, Astoria Houses Tenant Association, Queensbridge Tenant Association and Ravenswood Tenant Association on Wednesday, January 14 for a Learning Day in our community. Learn about new opportunities for careers in construction, building operations, security and the hotel industry. Representatives from construction pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs, 32BJ SEIU and the Hotel Trades Council will be on hand to answer questions about work in their industries.






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    Council gives Astoria Cove Final Approval

    Build Up NYC activists– construction, building maintenance and hotel operations workers– joined NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Vivierito, Astoria Councilman Costa Constantinides, Councilman David Greenfield and Councilman Mark Weprin yesterday to announce the finalized development plan for Astoria Cove ahead of the final City Council vote.






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    Build Up NYC to Attain Good Jobs in Astoria Cove as City Council’s Land Use Committee Votes to Approve Project

    The City Council’s Land Use committee voted to approve Alma Realty’s proposed Astoria Cove development a day after the developer agreed to good, safe jobs at the site.