The much-maligned trailers at Richmond Hill High School may finally be torn down this year, it was announced at Community Board 9 Thursday night.
Vishnu Mahadeo, a representative from state Sen. James Sanders Jr. (D-South Ozone Park), said that the trailers that have served as classrooms in the high school’s schoolyard for over a decade will be closed and dismantled by June 2015.
The battle to end traffic fatalities along dangerous Queens streets has extended to Broadway in Elmhurst, the city Department of Transportation announced at Community Board 4’s monthly meeting on Tuesday.
The agency unveiled plans to redesign one mile of Broadway, from 75th Street to Queens Boulevard, designated a “high-crash corridor, by adding high visibility crosswalks, left turn bays and new parking lanes among other improvements.
Despite the city and the Queens Development Group owning 95 percent of the property in Phase 1 for the Willets Point project, Community Board 7 expressed doubts that the development will run on schedule.
During a quarterly meeting, held on Oct. 8, where CBs 3 and 7 met with the QDG, Economic Development Corp. and borough president representatives, developers expressed optimistic enthusiasm for the eminent closing on outstanding parcels.
The Civil Rights Division of the U.S Department of Justice has announced that it may launch a probe into the Police Department’s “broken windows” policy, which civil rights advocates say targets minorities for petty crimes.
The DOJ’s announcement came in response to a joint letter that six New York Congressional members sent to Washington in August. They urged the department to launch an investigation into the caught-on-camera chokehold death of Staten Island man Eric Garner and the broken windows policy they said Garner was a victim of.
The Queens version of the High Line may actually happen after all.
The plan to turn the abandoned Rockaway Beach rail line into a linear park has a detailed proposal. A piece of it, in the northern end of the former Long Island Rail Road route, could even be built within the next year.
On the third floor of a commercial building in Flushing sits an artistic oasis waiting to be discovered.
The newly opened Hwang Gallery has the sleek look of a seasoned art space, but offers an opportunity few galleries in the area have been able to — provide a place for Asian and Asian-influenced artists to share their work.
(NAPSI)—Sergeant First Class Michael D. Smith’s severe injuries sustained in a 2011 hit-and-run accident ultimately led to the loss of his right arm, but his optimism never wavered. Recovering at the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Smith worked toward one goal: remain in the Army for 20 years. Three years later, Smith became the first above-the-elbow amputee to return to active duty.
The slow recovery for the school that may have been the hardest hit in the city during Hurricane Sandy shows a real sign of progress — working fire alarms
The alarms at PS 207 in Howard Beach had not been operational since Sandy flooded the school on Oct. 29, 2012.
“Japan — An Island Nation: 1870-1890,” Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City. Exhibition thru Oct. 10. Info: (718) 784-3680, resobox.com.
The month-old Business Technology Early College High School celebrated its formal ribbon cutting last Friday with leaders from the Queens education and business communities and government in attendance.
The school, which opened in the Martin Van Buren High School building in Queens Village, right now teaches 124 freshmen with the goal of having them earn their high school diplomas as well as associate degrees in six years while creating the next generation of diverse leaders in business technology.
A vacant plot of land in the Centreville section of Ozone Park will be home to a brand-new elementary school in three years, if the Department of Education’s plans, which were previewed at Community Board 10 last Thursday, come to fruition.
The site — a triangle shape bordered by Albert Road, Raleigh Street and North Conduit Avenue — has always been vacant, often overgrown with tall grass and weeds in one of the few neighborhoods in Queens with space to spare.
In what could be his harshest criticism of the mixed-development plan yet, Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) has slammed the affordable housing rates for the Astoria Cove project.
According to the councilman, an “affordable” one-bedroom unit could cost $2,70 per month in rent, something Constantinides said is unacceptable.
The new executive director and president of the Queens Museum says the institution is at a key point in its development “and we’re going to do great things. It’s a gem.”
Laura Raicovich, 41, was named last week to head the art museum located in Flushing Meadows Park. A native of Roslyn, LI, Raicovich now lives in Manhattan with her husband and 5-year-old son.
There’s another delay for Phase 1 of the $656 million Police Academy in College Point, now set to open in January.
The city’s Department of Design and Construction would not confirm published reports that a state-of-the-art polyurethane gym floor has to be replaced due to its buckling.
Representatives from the city Department of Transportation came to Howard Beach Tuesday for the second of three workshops aimed at getting community input into the expansion of the Jamaica Bay Greenway through the neighborhood.
About two dozen Howard Beach residents attended the meeting at the Old Mill Yacht Club, and their opinions on the proposals to extend the walk and bike trail through the neighborhood ranged from guarded support to complete opposition.
Unattended candles and smoke detectors both missing and inoperative are being blamed in the deaths Monday night of two St. Albans children who were alone when a fire broke out in their Tioga Drive home.
John Kavanagh, 11, and his 6-year-old brother, Andrew, were in cardiac arrest when firefighters reached them on the second floor of the wood frame house.
Back in April, Sharon Handy heard a loud noise in the backyard of her Addisleigh Park home, and went outside to find that a large limb from a tree on an adjoining property had crashed through the roof of her garage.
“My husband had been out there only a few hours earlier,” she said in a recent interview with the Chronicle. “And if you look at that tree, you can see a lot of dead branches. That tree is dying. If that tree comes down, it’s coming down on my house or a neighbor’s.”
The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association is fighting the Sanitation Department’s practice of issuing tickets to property owners in the middle of the night for garbage dumped outside their properties, an issue that has affected the civic organization personally.
The problem stems from a common nighttime occurrence — people dumping trash outside Jamaica Avenue storefronts. Then, Sanitation Department agents write summonses in the middle of the night, fining property owners for failing to dispose of this rubbish they never even had the chance to see because it had been dumped there after their businesses were closed for the day.
(NAPSI)—Whether you’re a soldier, Army veteran or proud Army supporter, you can now be part of the future home to Army history. You can inscribe a personal message on a brick that will be permanently laid in the outdoor pathways and plazas of the future National Museum of the United States Army.
Community groups, other nonprofit organizations and property owners are being encouraged to apply for $5 million in grant money the city is offering for environmental projects that improve drainage, such as rainwater-absorbing green roofs.
Several workshops will be held to assist would-be applicants, including one in Queens that is set for 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 28, in the cafeteria at the Department of Environmental Protection office at 59-17 Junction Blvd. in LeFrak City.
Harvest the power of the sun.
Mayor de Blasio announced Monday that the city will be funding the installation of solar panels on two dozen city schools, as part of the administration’s “One City, Built to Last,” green buildings plan.
The long-awaited construction of a new headquarters for Alley Pond Environmental Center in Douglaston is on hold once again.
The $9 million city project was expected to begin later this year. Now, the earliest the Parks Department is estimating the start is next summer.
Work on Flushing Commons, the large mixed-use development, has not only affected area businesses but the historic church next door as well.
“Construction has impacted the congregation,” said the Rev. Richard McEachern, senior pastor of the approximately 300-member Macedonia AME Church.
After a summer hiatus, the Howard Beach-Lindenwood Civic Association resumed its meeting schedule on Tuesday evening at St. Helen School cafeteria.
The more than 300 neighborhood residents who packed the meeting heard from elected officials and representatives of city agencies. Many expressed their concerns about area problems including rodents and traffic on residential streets.