Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) announced last week that the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has agreed to her request for additional airplane noise monitors in Queens.
The devices are designed to provide data on the impact that increased levels of aircraft noise have on communities throughout the borough, so that officials can develop a plan to help alleviate it around the two Queens airports.
The Eastern Queens Alliance is chartering buses for people interested in attending a Dec. 18 federal court hearing on the proposed runway extension at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The Eastern Queens Alliance is opposed to the project, which will move a portion of Runway 4 Left-22 Right about 700 feet closer to Rockaway Boulevard and residential areas to the north and northeast of JFK.
Congressman Gregory Meeks was one of several elected officials who spoke out on Nov. 20 for separate community roundtables for both LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports at a meeting hosted by the Port Authority at York College.
Julissa Melo said every day she suffers and does not have enough to survive.
“Attitude from the higher-ups is a 24/7 thing,” she said. “I only stay here because I have to pay rent. I have to do what I have to do and put my own attitude on the side.”
Those with gripes and grievances about airplane noise and pollution met with Port Authority officials last week after a three-month hiatus to try once again to establish the structure and governance of a community aviation roundtable.
The governor ordered the Port Authority to create the roundtable over a year ago, but nothing has materialized because different groups from various impacted communities cannot agree on whether there should be one roundtable for the entire airspace or separate roundtables to address issues at LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports.
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology has come a long way since it opened its doors as the Casey Jones School of Aeronautics in 1932, and, to celebrate three major milestones in the school’s history, the Flushing campus hosted a two-day event Nov. 6 and 7.
The celebration of a recently completed three-year, $40 million renovation and a farewell to John Fitzpatrick, who retired after serving as president for 17 years, was held on Nov. 6. On the following day, his successor, Sharon DeVivo, was installed as the first female president in the institution’s history.
The North Shore Marine Transfer Station in College Point as seen from the World’s Fair Marina. The new structure lies 2,000 feet from a LaGuardia Airport runway.
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology has come a long way since it opened its doors as the Casey Jones School of Aeronautics in 1932, and, to celebrate three major milestones in the school's ever-evolving history, the Flushing campus hosted a two-day event last week.
After five long years it appears that the North Shore Marine Transfer Station in College Point is finished, but when will it open?
There have been problems along the way. Some people opposed it because of its location near LaGuardia Airport. They feared birds would be attracted to the site and ultimately cause accidents with planes.
He’s 81 and fighting to remain in the house where he was born. The Willets Point area — never a real neighborhood — is special to Joe Ardizzone and he wants to live out his life there.
The only resident in the 60-acre site is battling the city and developers, who want to transform the Willets Point area into a mixed-use development, using the Citi Field parking lot for a mall and parking garage and adding shops, restaurants and parking to Ardizzone’s area off 126th Street.
When Elly Berkovits Gross was 15 in 1944, she and other Jews were transported in a cattle car from the ghetto of Cehei in Romania to the Auschwitz-II/Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.
Having hidden away a small pocketknife she happened to receive at a family wedding, she poked holes in the compartment so she, her mother and her 5-year-old brother could breathe.
Douglas Avenue in Jamaica is not featured in glossy real estate ads or in the tours or literature offered by the Queens Borough President’s Office or the Greater Jamaica Development Corp.
The seven-block street, heading east between 168th and 175th streets, is uneven and seemingly is barely paved.
Neighborhoods around LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports will be studied with an effort toward noise abatement under a contract awarded Monday by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The PA has hired Environmental Science Associates of San Francisco to conduct a federal Part 150 study, which they hope will come up with proposals to mitigate noise from large jet aircraft.
Vice President Joe Biden, left, congratulates Gov. Cuomo on his recently announced initiative to modernize LaGuardia, JFK, Republic and Stewart airports.
LaGuardia Airport may not stay in the third world after all.
On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Cuomo unveiled a state plan to modernize and revitalize LaGuardia, JFK, Republic and Stewart airports.
New York City has begun its preparations for any eventual brush with Ebola patients.
Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Tuesday met at the White House with Lisa Monaco, assistant to President Obama for Homeland Security and counterterrorism, and also with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
Queens Congressional representatives have joined with colleagues from Long Island and five other states to form a new Quiet Skies Caucus with the aim of combating aircraft noise in neighborhoods near major airports.
Formation of the group was announced locally in a joint statement issued on Oct. 1 by U.S. Reps. Steve Israel (D-Suffolk, Nassau, Queens), Joe Crowley (D-Queens, Bronx) and Grace Meng (D-Flushing), along with Carolyn McCarthy (D-Nassau).
The Department of City Planning released a new study Monday examining transportation in Western Queens and proposing potential ways to increase economic and residential development through improved transit routes.
Specifically, the study examined the corridor running from LaGuardia Airport south through Downtown Greenpoint and Williamsburg and Brooklyn’s Tech Triangle.
Borough President Melinda Katz is not on the Aqueduct soccer stadium bandwagon — at least not yet.
At Community Board 10 last Thursday in South Ozone Park, Katz said she “likes the idea” of a Major League Soccer stadium in Queens, but had “deep reservations” about siting it at Aqueduct, which she said is not easily accessible from other parts of the city.
When you visit Queens, you can stay at whatever hotel or motel you want, but maybe not the Holiday Inn in Maspeth for much longer.
The 115-room Maspeth hotel located at 59-40 55 Road is for sale, with an asking price of $22 million, according to a listing on the real estate website loopnet.com.
Gov. Cuomo recently met with officials from New Jersey as well as the federal government to discuss pre-emptive security measures at mass transit sites in the New York City region.
Cuomo says the security upgrades are merely a precautionary measure given the recent increase in terrorist activity abroad.
The case of Eastern Queens Alliance v. the Federal Aviation Administration and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is now before the second-highest court in the land.
Clyde Vanel, the Cambria Heights attorney representing the EQA, said he filed a 75-page brief with the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 11.
“Enough is enough!” they chanted.
Fed up with what many described as repeated aerial assaults on their quality of life, a crowd of Queens residents rallied in Cunningham Park Sunday against what they see as the Port Authority and Federal Aviation Administration’s lackluster response to airplane noise and pollution.
The September meeting of Community Board 10, held last Thursday — the first official day of school — in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Lefferts Boulevard in South Ozone Park, buzzed with words of caution concerning traffic safety.
“Please watch where you’re driving,” state Sen. Joe Addabbo. Jr. (D-Howard Beach) said, reminding residents of the five-point penalty for driving past a stopped yellow school bus.
A young man from Yonkers allegedly decided to beat up a United Airlines employee at LaGuardia Airport the night of Aug. 27 rather than show a ticket in order to pick up his luggage.
Antonio Sappleton, 22, allegedly argued with the victim, who was not named and is reported to be 23, when he was asked to show his checked bag ticket at around 8 p.m. Port Authority Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said Sappleton allegedly punched the airline employee repeatedly, and he when he fell to the floor, “continued the assault by kicking the victim.”