Keep Astoria Our Home

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

 

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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.






    Serious Questions about Astoria Cove Raised at NYC Council

    The NYC Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises held a hearing on October 20 to discuss Alma Realty’s proposed development of Astoria Cove, where hundreds of construction, building maintenance and security jobs are expected to be created. Alma Realty has an opportunity to make sure these are good, safe jobs with priority hiring for local residents and opportunities for local…

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    Build Up NYC to City Council: Give Astoria Cove the Red Light

    Hundreds of construction, building maintenance, security and hotel workers rallied outside of City Hall with Astoria residents and Alma Realty tenants to urge the City Council to vote down Alma Realty’s proposed development of Astoria Cove as it stands. The City Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises will hold a hearing on the project on Monday, October 20.






    Councilman Constantinides Writes to City Planning Commission for Responsible Development in Astoria Cove

    In response to appeals by members of Build Up NYC for Alma Realty to adhere to responsible development practices in their proposed construction project in Astoria Cove, Councilmember Costa Constantinides issued a compelling statement to the City Planning Commission that illustrates many of Build Up’s fundamental concerns regarding the endeavor. Constantinides raises issues such as the affordability of housing in…