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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will host a public meeting in Rosedale on Oct. 24 to discuss a revised environmental assessment of a proposal to shift a runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The PA is actively seeking to relocate runway 4L-22R 700 feet to the north of its present position, and add a 500-foot-wide, 1,000-foot-long safety overrun zone at the end. The overrun zone and the widening of the runway by 150 feet have been mandated by Congress.
The variance proposal that the owners of the empty warehouse known as 5 Pointz submitted was approved to create a mixed-use complex.
The City Council unanimously voted in favor of a land-use variance to transform a warehouse adorned with aerosol art, known as 5 Pointz, into a mixed-use residential complex with artist studios, commercial businesses and a park on Wednesday.
The final decision is no doubt a disappointment to the artists and art enthusiasts for the graffitied 5 Pointz building who gathered on Oct. 3, along with their opponents, in a drastically different setting from the spray-painted walls of the warehouse in Long Island City: the City Council chamber.
Students from two Queens schools are working hard to alter the lifestyles of future generations by providing new sitting areas to eat healthy lunches.
On June 15, students of PS 75 in Ridgewood and PS 9 in Maspeth set up lunch tables at Forest and Juniper Valley parks. The tables were sanded, painted, decorated and covered in EnviroTex resin by the students and teachers of the Learning through an Expanded Arts Program, a nonprofit arts education organization.
While you’ve probably heard the phrase “one man’s trash is another’s treasure,” you might not be as familiar with the concept espoused by Materials for the Arts — that there simply is no such thing as trash.
Queens residents can still count on getting a nickel back for every beer bottle they recycle — but they’ll likely have to wait a while longer before cashing in on their empty Perriers and Powerades.
The College Point Sports Association fields finally opened on Saturday, in time for the start of Little League baseball season but local Councilman Tony Avella is still not happy.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg stopped by the Esquire Diner on Cross Bay Boulevard in Ozone Park Monday morning for a 30-minute chat with reporters that covered everything from the rezoning of Hamilton Beach to his childhood baseball rooting in the hours before the Mets’ home opener.
“We want a field!” chanted dozens of young athletes as they stood with their parents, coaches and elected officials in front of the still unfinished College Point Sports Complex on Saturday.
With Little League season just around the corner, a rally has been planned outside the unfinished College Point Sports Complex on Saturday, April 3rd at noon.
Volmar Construction has begun work at the College Point Sports Complex, replacing ADC Contracting, which was removed by the city for shoddy workmanship.
The city’s Department of Design and Construction has asked for a meeting with a surety firm on Friday to explain why it has not recommended a replacement contractor for the College Point Sports Complex.
Yet another monkey wrench was thrown into the College Point Sports Complex project last week when the city told the contractor to cease operations because of shoddy work.
The College Point Sports Complex, which was supposed to have had a grand opening in November, is still not finished because the city is pressuring the contractor to fix its shoddy work before signing off on the $3.6-million project.
The 19th District City Council race has been ratcheted up a notch this week with opponents of incumbent Tony Avella charging him with mishandling funds for the College Point Sports Complex and pointing to the city’s lawsuit just two weeks before the election.
After nearly seven years without the use of local sports fields, youngsters from College Point will finally get the chance soon to play locally with the reopening of the sports complex in November.
The man responsible for dumping illegal fill at the College Point Sports Complex, forcing it to remain closed for youth sports the last six years, has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay the city $250,000 in restitution.
The College Point Sports Complex is on schedule to open to the public this summer—if it doesn’t suffer yet another setback.
As work costing millions of dollars continues on regrading and improving the College Point Sports Complex, two additional men and their firm have been indicted for dumping illegal debris at the site.
After more than three years of scrutiny by various city agencies, the illegal dumping of thousands of cubic yards of debris at the College Point Sports Complex has been charged to three men and their corporations by the Queens District Attorney’s Office.
Mayor Giuliani and his supporters have been credited with streamlining many aspects of city projects so that things get done quicker, cheaper and with less red tape—but a number of recent blunders accompanied by huge price tags show that perhaps some level of standardized bureaucracy is needed in order to make sure we’re not being penny-wise and pound-foolish.