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A homeless shelter for 175 single men is coming to Briarwood and Community Board 8 is not happy.
The board overwhelmingly voted against the planned 138-50 Queens Blvd. shelter at its Dec. 9 meeting. Only three of the 39 members voting supported the plan.
For two decades, Michael Bilski of the East Coast Car Association has brought joy to the kids at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside.
Throughout the year, the association collects toys at car shows. While children are appreciative, during the pandemic, he’s had parents yelling their thanks as he drives past.
Mayor de Blasio has designated Feb. 2 as the date for special election to take the place of former Councilman Rory Lancman in the 24th District.
The vacancy was created back on Wednesday when Lancman formally resigned to begin his new post as special counsel for ratepayer protection. The newly created position oversees state-regulated utilities and telecommunications firms.
The president of the union representing 1,500 laid-off airport workers on Thursday saw hopeful signs in the $2 trillion COVID-19 bailout bill approved by the U.S. Senate late Thursday.
Kyle Bragg of 32BJ SEIU said in a press release that while there is still work to be done, results out of the Senate were encouraging.
The city’s Department of Transportation this week estimated that all its parking meters will once again be able to accept credit and debit card payments by the evening of Jan. 9, eight days after they ceased because of a software configuration error by a city contractor.
“DOT crews continue to work around the clock to reconfigure the software on parking meters across New York City,” a DOT spokeswoman told the Chronicle in an email last Friday. “We are training and deploying additional electricians this weekend who will be working 12-hour shifts, with crews in the field 24 hours a day.”
The ground floor of the Queens Detention Complex is all business.
On the first floor of the eight-story, white brick building behind the Queens County Criminal Courthouse, detainees from Rikers Island are moved in and out for court appearances.