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    At 13,000 square feet, EMS 50 is now the largest emergency medical services station in Queens. With the opening of EMS 50, New York City's number of emergency stations has more than doubled over the past twenty years through our collaboration with the New York City Fire Department. Learn how EMS 50 helps to serve New Yorkers in their time of greatest need.

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    One of New York’s most beloved pieces of public art returned to its long-time home in Astor Square today following an almost two-year restoration. The Alamo, one of the most prominent features of the square since 1967, was removed November 25, 2014 as part of a $17.2 million project to rebuild the area with better pedestrian access and improved public safety.
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    Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 (DCE 2.0) is a program that reaffirms and extends our commitment to delivering innovative public buildings and infrastructure of the highest quality. Partnerships with creative design and construction professionals enables DDC to strengthen thriving neighborhoods, bolster economic growth and create jobs. 
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    DDC is celebrating twenty years of building a strong, sustainable New York City. Begun in 1996 as a way for the City to efficiently manage the design and construction of most public buildings and infrastructure, our agency has grown into a worldwide leader in design and construction management. It’s a milestone we are privileged to achieve, and we look forward to more years of service.
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