Grodenchik talks affordable housing plans at CB 8 meeting
Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of City Planning

BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI New City Councilman Barry Grodenchik visited Community Board 8 members at the advisory body’s Wednesday meeting in Hillcrest and spoke about two citywide affordable housing proposals that will soon come before the City Council for a vote. Grodenchik acknowledged the overwhelming dissent expressed throughout the borough toward Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed citywide […]

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Cunningham Park field dedicated to late Little League president
Photo courtesy of Councilman Rory Lancman

Heroes get remembered, but legends never die, and Marc Katz’s memory will live on forever in Cunningham Park. Councilmen Rory Lancman and Mark Weprin joined the Parks Department in dedicating a baseball field in Cunningham Park on Sunday to the memory of Katz, the late founder of the Jewish Community Little League. Katz served as the […]

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New T-Building housing plan revealed, includes units for homeless patients
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A development company has signed a 99-year lease with the city to turn the historic T-Building into a 205-unit apartment building that will include housing for patients at a nearby hospital, many of whom are homeless. “These are people that literally cannot leave the hospital because there is not appropriate housing to discharge them to,” said Michael Dunn, […]

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Plans resume to turn historic T Building into affordable housing
THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

A proposal to turn the historic T Building on Queens Hospital Center’s grounds into 206 units of affordable housing has resumed after several years of missteps and controversy, according to local leaders and a politician. As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing initiative, the city has restarted the process of turning the former […]

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BP Katz recommends against controversial Kew Gardens Hills synagogue expansion
THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

A controversial plan to expand a Kew Gardens Hills synagogue suffered another major setback. Borough president Melinda Katz recommended against the expansion of the Sephardic Congregation of Kew Gardens Hills on Wednesday, citing the possible disturbance it would cause for the community. Community Board 8 members overwhelmingly denied the variance application in June. Leaders of the synagogue […]

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