Community leaders and residents of Maspeth have been trying for eight years to get the city to landmark the FDNY firehouse on 68th Street, which saw 19 of its members killed in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.

It was the largest loss from any single firehouse in the city that day. The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has balked since 2013, citing a lack of historic architectural value in the 1914 building; and that the 9/11 attacks still do not meet its criteria of being at least 30 years in the past.

Community Board 11 members were wary of approving a cell phone monopole extension in Fresh Meadows, but ultimately did so Sept. 13 after the chairperson introduced some caveats to the application.Cell phone providers Crown, AT&T, T-Mobile…

The city is looking for avenues to make outdoor dining a permanent fixture throughout the five boroughs, and Community Board 8 supports the plan, though not overwhelmingly.The panel narrowly voted Sept. 14 in favor of a tax amendment that wou…

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The Elmhurst A Post Office, located at 82-07 Broadway, has been closed temporarily because of water damage caused by Tropical Storm Ida, according to a press release sent out by the United States Postal Service.The USPS said the shutdown will…

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, state Department of Transportation and city Department of Transportation are reminding the public that on Thursday, Sept. 23, the agencies will begin holding 13 public meetings on the state’s propose…

The Elmhurst A Post Office, located at 82-07 Broadway, has been closed temporarily because of water damage caused by Tropical Storm Ida, according to a press release sent out by the United States Postal Service.The USPS said the shutdown will…

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The city may soon be in possession of the long-neglected Brinckerhoff Colonial Cemetery in Fresh Meadows.A spokesperson for the Queens Borough President’s Office told the Chronicle that the private owner of the landmarked graveyard has agreed…

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Hurricane Ida may have been downgraded to a tropical depression when it hit several states with flash flooding in the Northeast on Sept. 1, but it was just as dangerous as when it decimated Louisiana on Aug. 28.Eight people in Queens have die…

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Dead trees and an overgrowth of grass and weeds have overtaken the medians on Hillside Avenue that stretch from Springfield Boulevard to 231st Street next to Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village for decades, according to Kirby Linde…

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Natalie Huang, an 11th-grade student from Bayside, will soon have her art hung in the U.S. Capitol.Huang’s watercolor painting, entitled “Arrival of Spring,” symbolizes the hope that spring beauty brings and will be displayed for one year.