The owners of a Queens Village shopping center got some help in hedging their bets from Community Board 13 on Monday night.DERP Associates of Long Island owns the property at the intersection of Hillside and Braddock avenues that serves as home to a Sears hardware and appliance store, an auto parts store and a bank.
When Mayor Bloomberg leaves office at the end of this month, he will do so having a legacy of completely transforming the largest school system in the nation.
Whether that transformation has been positive or negative is a contentious argument that will continue to define the legacy of the city’s longest-serving mayor in nearly half a century.
Tolls existed at New York City’s East River crossings until 1911, and reinstating them in some form has long been a topic of conversation.
Now state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) wants to end the discussion — permanently.
The uncertainty remains over a plan to build a high school on the site of a former country club in Whitestone as this year draws to a close.
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) said in October that he had learned the School Construction Authority was seriously looking into the former Cresthaven Country Club site at 150-33 Sixth Ave. to build a much-needed high school. But area residents oppose the plan, saying the site floods and lacks public transportation and sewers.
While the Knockdown Center is on its way to acquiring a place of assembly permit for 5,000 people, its manager feels that its attempt at garnering a 600-plus person liquor license has been the subject of some confusion.
Tyler Myers, the arts venue’s manager, believes that some of its detractors are under the impression that the Knockdown Center only plans to serve up to 600 people if it gets the liquor license it seeks.
In office a little under a year, Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) says he has already addressed 11,000 questions and complaints from constituents.
Elected last year to fill the vacancy created by Grace Meng’s moving on to Congress, Kim previously worked for elected officials in city and state positions. He is proud of his first year in elected office, especially following in the footsteps of Meng, who was known for working on constituent complaints.
The developers of a proposed apartment complex on land at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Village are preparing for a second hearing before the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals.
The BSA rejected a proposal in September from the Indian Cultural and Community Center that includes two nine-story apartment towers with 143 units.
Queens is a New York success story that its residents and political representatives should be proud of, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said as he presented “An Economic Snapshot of Queens” at Silvercup Studios last Friday.
The borough’s population growth outpaced the city overall, with a 20 percent increase over the past three decades, reaching 2.3 million in 2012. Immigrants hail from over 120 countries and account for 48 percent of the borough’s residents and no single group dominates the most diverse county in the nation, if not the world.
On Dec. 10, dozens of workers showed up to Trade Fair supermarket on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights for a normal day on the job, but when they arrived, they found that they had been unceremoniously locked out. Just two weeks before Christmas, more than 50 employees were out of work.
On Friday, three days after the announcement that the store had closed, scores of former employees, residents, community leaders and elected officials gathered in front of the grocery store giant to protest Trade Fair owner Frank Jaber and his sudden termination of the workers.
A pilot passenger ferry program between Manhattan and the Queens and Brooklyn waterfronts due to end next June instead has been extended five years into 2019.
Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement last Friday, and officials in Western Queens are cheering the decision.
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