A well-respected and longtime administrator in high-performing District 26 has been let go.
Anita Saunders, named superintendent of the district in 2003 under then-Chancellor Joel Klein’s school reorganization plan, was one of 15 fired by Chancellor Carmen Fari–a on Tuesday.
Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) brought his fight for faster bus service along the Woodhaven-Cross Bay Boulevard corridor to the steps of City Hall on Tuesday morning.
Backed by members and leadership of the Riders Alliance, Richards brought more than 5,000 petitions from bus riders along the corridor, all asking the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the city’s Department of Transportation to dedicate the money and manpower to establish a Bus Rapid Transit route.
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) was joined last Friday afternoon by concerned area residents across the street from the College Point Corporate Park, where he announced that the Department of Sanitation had issued summonses to several businesses that he said have taken over streets and sidewalks. He called on the city to take further action against them unless the situation is rectified.
Avella said he first noticed the unlawful activity during the Memorial Day Parade.
The pristine Oakland Lake in Bayside will get a respite for a year from hikers, foragers and fisherman as the city makes its final push to restore the site to its full natural beauty
Located off Northern and Cloverdale boulevards, the 15,000-year-old spring-fed glacial pond located in Alley Pond Park was considered in danger of dying due to its deteriorating water quality and eroded shores.
On the cusp of the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Broad Channel residents are still trying to rid surrounding wetlands of debris caused by the storm’s wrath.
The unexpected golden opportunity: a torn-down home.
In 2013, the state Inspector General’s Office used terms such as “disingenuous” when describing the process by which the Indian Cultural and Community Center obtained state land at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital campus.
On Tuesday, opponents of the proposed four-story apartment complex used terms including “fraudulent” and “lie” in discussing the ICCC’s acquisition of the property and its ongoing hearings before the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals.
Forest Park played host to what is becoming an annual tradition on Saturday — a Fall Festival.
Hosted and funded through allocations by Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), the fair was attended by hundreds of children who enjoyed Halloween-themed bounce houses, shows and a hay maze completed with a pumpkin patch, where kids could pick a pumpkin and paint it.
Halloween is right around the corner and institutions in Northern Queens are hatching up some spooky and fun events for the younger set beginning on Saturday, Oct. 25.
The Bayside Village BID is hosting a Halloween playland on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. on 41st Avenue near the LIRR.
They say all good things must come to an end, but in the case of the World’s Fair 50th anniversary, there’s always next year.
On Sunday, hundreds came out to Flushing Meadows Park for the final event of the 1964 anniversary year. But the World’s Fair lasted for two seasons, so next year the Parks Department promises more events.
After Tudor Village residents again voiced concern over traffic accidents, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) is pressuring the city Department of Transportation to take action.
Goldfeder sent a letter to DOT Borough Commissioner Dalila Hall calling for the conclusion of a DOT traffic safety conditions study that began in September.
During a recent quarterly meeting with concerned parties, members of Community Board 7 demanded input in the review process for development of Municipal Parking Lot 3 in Downtown Flushing.
Bids on the mixed-income, affordable housing complex planned near the Long Island Rail Road station were due earlier this month to the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
Forest Park played host to what is becoming an annual tradition on Saturday — a Fall Festival. Hosted and funded through allocations by Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), the fair was attended by hundreds of children who enjoyed Halloween-themed bounce houses, shows and a hay maze completed with a pumpkin patch, where kids could pick a pumpkin and paint it. The city Department of Transportation was on hand with one of its trucks, as were the FDNY and Sanitation Department. Across Woodhaven Boulevard, kids were able to ride the landmarked Carousel one last time before it closes for the winter. Ulrich said he hopes the festival, which expanded since last year, will become a yearly staple at the park.
Special events are being planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the closing of the first year of the 1964-65 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows Park.
Activities will be held on Sunday and include a scavenger hunt, lecture, concert and another public opening of the New York State Pavilion’s Tent of Tomorrow.
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.
Brian McLaughlin is a free man.
The former Flushing assemblyman, who served six years for racketeering and other charges, was released Friday from Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania.
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.
With a recent holdup at the Queens Zoo and hot rodders speeding at a Meadow Lake parking lot, crime at Flushing Meadows Park has been in the spotlight lately.
But talk to Parks Department and NYPD officials and you’d never know that Queens’ premier greenspace has been rated the worst for crime out of 30 parks throughout the city.
Changes may be in store for the controversial pedestrian plaza that was constructed last fall in City Line.
Community Board 9 entertained the issue on Tuesday night in Richmond Hill after holding a town hall meeting in August at Borough Hall where supporters and opponents — mainly business owners at the site — spoke about their concerns on the plaza. The city Department of Transportation installed the plaza last November along Drew Street between Liberty and 101st avenues and 101st Avenue between Drew and 75th streets. CB 9 approved it a year ago.
They may call him “Your Honor,” but that doesn’t mean the trait has any value in Bill de Blasio’s City Hall.
At least it’s not a requirement for landing a $170,000-a-year position whose very necessity is questionable itself. Connections and favoritism matter. Honor, honesty, integrity — not required.
A “larger than life” fire marshal who died of a heart attack two years ago was remembered Sunday at Fort Totten with the dedication of a playground in his honor.
Martin “Woody” McHale, 50, died of a heart attack on Christmas Eve, crashing his car into a neighbor’s tree a block from his own home in Hollis Hills.
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.
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.