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A building that used to be part of a detox center on Parsons Boulevard in Flushing will become a Muslim charter school in the fall.
For more than four years, three buildings that made up the Aurora Concept detox center remained unsold and unkempt. Ken Cohen, president of the Flushing Suburban Civic Association, expressed his dissatisfaction when asked about the condition of the property.
“It’s driving me crazy,” Woodside resident Phyllis Pastuzyn said.
R.J. Huegal’s and Pastuzyn’s separate homes on 56th Avenue between Queens Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue are not far from the noisy 7 train, but Pastuzyn said that noise they can deal with. However, the airplanes that fly above them from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. the next day at a rate of about every 40 seconds to 2 minutes is too much, they say.
Elmhurst Park opened to much fanfare in June 2011, with Mayor Bloomberg himself showing up to cut the ribbon on the six acres that once housed the Elmhurst gas tanks famed in song, story and morning drive-time radio traffic reports.
But eight months later, some residents are questioning why they still are using portable toilets while the $2.3 million restroom building remains under construction at the park’s north end — and just why it is costing $2.3 million.
It’s not a part of MoMA PS1’s “September 11” exhibit, but it feels like it could be.
Three video screens as big as walls in a large, darkened room project grainy images of a crowd at a hardcore punk show.
The $35-million Whitestone Expressway drainage project has been shortened by five years, just as the area has been ravaged by flooding.
With the snip of a ribbon last Thursday, Borough President Claire Shulman officially opened Queens’ latest addition to the middle-income housing stock, North Main Towers, in downtown Flushing.
Once delayed and much dreaded, the Linden Place sewer project is about to start in Flushing—a project that will affect traffic as well as make life difficult for the people who live there.