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CB 11 OKs pair of land-use applications

Board also hears about Bayside High School funding controversy

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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:30 am | Updated: 12:05 pm, Thu Sep 19, 2019.

Community Board 11 greenlighted two land-use applications on Monday.

The panel unanimously approved an application to amend a previously granted variance for the Gulf station at 200-05 Horace Harding Expwy. in Bayside so it can have a convenience store and another auto repair bay.

“The use of the property would remain a gasoline service station and automotive repair shop,” CB 11 East Flushing Zoning Committee Chairwoman Christine Haider said, giving her report to the panel before the vote.

After that, the board unanimously approved an application to legalize the Orangetheory gym at 31-19 Bell Blvd. in Bayside.

Board member Paul DiBenedetto, who is co-president of the Bayside High School Parent Teacher Association, invited those attending the meeting to go to a rally at the playground adjacent to the school on Friday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. Advocates will call on the city to provide Bayside High’s students with 100 percent of the money that the Fair Student Funding formula entitles them to.

Dave Solano, who chairs the school’s Industry Advisory Council, also spoke about the issue at Monday’s meeting. He criticized the city Department of Education for providing certain schools with more than 100 percent of the funding that the FSF formula says they should have, and giving other schools less than 100 percent.

“Nobody knows their rationale,” he said.

CB 11’s meeting was the first to take place at Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York’s headquarters in Bayside, its new venue.

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