Construction of the proposed homeless shelter in Glendale isn’t far off, as a plan exam application was filed with the Department of Buildings on July 11. It was disapproved Monday due to the lack of necessary paperwork, but the situation isn’t unusual and can be quickly rectified.
Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) might not have been too far off the mark when he said at Community Board 5’s July 9 meeting that construction on the proposed Glendale homeless shelter may begin in two to four weeks.
Cooper Avenue Group LLC, the listed owner of the former factory at 78-16 Cooper Ave., filed a plan exam application with the Department of Buildings on July 11.
“Otogizoshi-Bokusai,” by Shoko Kazama. Ink on paper calligraphy, telling stories of 13th-century Japan that have been passed down verbally among children. Showing thru Thurs., Aug. 7. Mon-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 12-5 p.m. Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City.
A dangerous situation in Howard Beach that existed for months — possibly years — without most residents knowing about it has been rectified.
Several inoperative fire hydrants in Howard Beach, some of which may not have been working since Hurricane Sandy, have finally been fixed.
After three caustic protests rocked Elmhurst upon converting the Pan American Hotel into a homeless shelter in June, some wanted to show shelter families a brighter side of the neighborhood.
Nearly 300 volunteers and shelter residents attended a barbecue last Saturday afternoon at the New Life Fellowship Church at 82-10 Queens Blvd.
You can see the yellow crane and the bright orange construction material from almost anywhere in Queens.
From the Mets-Willets Point No. 7 train station to the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge, the towering apartment building under construction atop the Rego Center II shopping mall in Rego Park has become a recognizable piece of the Central Queens skyline.
When the famed Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant at 62-92 Woodhaven Blvd. closed its door on March 2 after six decades, the futures of the six small businesses occupying the same block were left uncertain.
Almost five months later, metal gates and “Closed” signs now serve as placeholders before the building’s pending demolition in the fall.
Following through on a campaign pledge to ease the bureaucratic challenges faced by small businesses, Mayor de Blasio last Friday announced the creation of a task force designed to reduce their regulatory burden.
Called “Small Business First,” the initiative’s goals are to simplify regulations, help business owners complyt with them to reduce violations, focus enforcement more on education and flexibility and provide merchants with the resources they need to succeed, de Blasio said in announcing it.
A bill that could reduce the number of young students from running out of school buildings unattended was approved by the City Council on Thursday without a single voice of descent.
Mayor de Blasio last week named Rick Chandler as the Department of Buildings commissioner, Richard Emery as chairman of the Civilian Complaint Review Board and Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick and Barry Cozier as chairwoman and vice chairman of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary, respectively.
“From protecting New Yorkers inside our buildings to protecting their rights as they walk on our streets, the leaders joining our administration today have the skills and experience to deliver for the people of this city,” de Blasio said in a prepared statement. “These folks know the city and know how things operate, are committed to serving New Yorkers in every community, and will work to build a stronger, safer, and fairer New York.”
After two previous rallies against the Pan American Hotel’s transformation into a homeless shelter turned vitriolic, the Department of Homeless Services shuttled dozens of families to a movie theater in an attempt to shield them from Tuesday’s protest outside the building.
While scores of children enjoyed seeing “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” around 550 people packed the sidewalk in front of the shelter at 79-00 Queens Blvd. in Elmhurst to, once again, let their opposition to the residence be heard.
Midsummer isn’t a quiet time for Woodhaven residents and civic leaders.
During a town hall meeting Saturday that drew a sizable audience to Emanuel United Church of Christ, the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association addressed more than half a dozen issues, most of them ongoing problems facing the area, including graffiti, illegally parked cars, and a collapsed Jamaica Avenue building that many worry is a safety risk.
Commissioner Emily Lloyd of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection probably was anticipating the loud grumbling she elicited Monday night when she discussed water rate increases at a town hall meeting in St. Albans.
“Rates have gone up 181 percent in 12 years,” Lloyd acknowledged before a crowd of more than 150 in the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center.
Many of the union workers and affordable housing activists who have rallied against the Astoria Cove development plan in recent weeks took to Borough Hall en mass as the controversial proposal came before Borough President Melinda Katz last Thursday.
One by one, those opposed to the plan in its present state called on Alma Realty to provide guarantees that the project will provide well-paying, safe construction jobs with benefits, in addition to demanding a higher number of affordable housing units than Alma laid out in its most recent proposal to Community Board 1 last month.
Last Thursday was the type of the day that is the reason people live in Roxbury, the small hamlet on the western Rockaway Peninsula between Breezy Point and Riis Park. The warm summer sun illuminated the beige sand that scattered along the narrow walkway “streets” of the gated community.
A crowd of neighbors gathered in front of 402 Seabreeze Ave., where Lorraine and Doris Gresser anxiously waited to climb the steps to her front porch and walk into their home.
The owner of the abandoned building at 78-19 Jamaica Ave. that collapsed in April 2013 appears to have gotten a reprieve.
The two-story structure crumbled after a rainstorm 15 months ago, crushing a parked car, and was slated to be demolished starting last week. But the owner, George Kochabe, who owns the building through his company, 78-19 Jamaica Avenue LLC., sued the city for “arbitrary and capricious” conduct in demanding the demolition of the structure, alleging that it was not a public safety issue. The city and the owner settled with the agreement that he would fix the building by mid-October.
Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) fought for years alongside others to get city officials to pay attention to flooding that has plagued some portions of Southeast Queens for decades.
But in recent months, he has been fighting instead to convince flood-weary residents that action finally has begun to replace words.
For weeks, community leaders opposed to a new homeless shelter in Elmhurst and plans for another in Glendale have been urging residents to call city Comptroller Scott Stringer to make their opinions known.
Well, it’s working.
After months of tension, debate and a civil suit, the demolition of 5Pointz is slated to begin in the coming weeks.
The graffiti mecca, once adorned with aerosol paintings by street artists, was whitewashed in November and now resembles a disheveled and tired version of what it once was.
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Up to 200 units of mixed-income, affordable housing could be in the offing for Municipal Parking Lot 3 in Downtown Flushing.
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