Little Bay Park restrooms open this week after three years of construction
Rendering courtesy of the Park Dept

What a relief for visitors to Little Bay Park! The park’s comfort stations are fully operational and will be open for public use after Thursday, according to officials. The project is long overdue, with state Senator Tony Avella and former Congressman Gary Ackerman having secured millions of dollars to install bathrooms and expand the site’s parking lot in 2004. Work […]

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Flushing homeowners, pols press city for historic status in neighborhood
Photo courtesy of Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association

Some Flushing homeowners continue to urge the city to make history in their community. The Broadway Homeowners Association rallied on Saturday to bring attention to their ongoing fight to have the city designate the neighborhood as a historic district. Although the area is already listed on the national and state historic registers, the group is seeking to be recognized […]

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Find out which College Point streets will soon become one-way roads
Image courtesy of Google Maps

Deemed too narrow for two-way traffic, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) will soon convert a pair of College Point streets into one-way roads. The streets affects are 28th Avenue between 122nd Street and 120th Street — which will now only run westbound — and 29th Avenue between 120th Street and 122nd Street — which […]

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Pols, Flushing homeowners request neighborhood landmark consideration
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

The Broadway-Homeowners Association and officials are continuing the push to designate the area as a New York City Landmark Historic District with a letter imploring the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) to add it to the public hearing calendar for consideration. The letter was signed by politicians at the federal, state and local level, many of […]

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New law prevents New York from using dismissed traffic violations as revenue
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BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Two Queens lawmakers heralded passage of a law that prohibits cities and municipalities across the state from collecting fees for traffic and vehicle violations that are dismissed. The Fines and Forfeitures Law, originally sponsored in the state legislature by Assemblyman Michael DenDekker and state Senator Tony Avella, was signed into law by Governor Andrew […]

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