Northeast Queens streets should be safer, thanks to new speed humps and traffic signs
Photo courtesy of Councilman Vallone's press office

Pedestrians should be walking safer now that new speed humps and traffic signs have been installed throughout northeast Queens. Councilman Paul Vallone gained support from Queens Community Board 7 in Flushing, the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association and the Bowne Park Civic Association, in order to make the following enhancements. He requested three speed humps from the Department of Transportation […]

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District manager of Queens Community Board 7 retires after 40 years of service
Photo: Brianna Ellis/QNS

The members of Queens Community Board 7 (CB 7) said their bittersweet goodbyes to their district manager Marilyn Bitterman, who will retire in August after 40 years of service. The board celebrated Bitterman’s retirement at Monday night’s monthly meeting held at the Union Care Plaza Center in Flushing. Chairman Gene Kelty announced Bitterman’s ending career, whose last district service […]

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In aftermath of mayor’s defeat of Flushing West plan, calls for affordable Flushing housing remain
Photo: Nora Soong/Wikimedia Commons

From frustration to relief, Flushing community activists and elected officials had mixed emotions over the demise of the Flushing West redevelopment project. Mayor Bill de Blasio officially dropped the rezoning plan on Tuesday, despite previously supporting the proposal as a part of his affordable housing agenda. Councilman Peter Koo, who sent a letter to the New York City Department of City […]

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UPDATE: Flushing West rezoning plan has been scrapped by Mayor de Blasio’s administration
Photo courtesy of the NYC Economic Development Corporation

The Flushing West project, which would have transformed an industrial area into housing and retail spaces, was suddenly stopped by Mayor Bill de Blasio, it was reported on Tuesday. De Blasio originally supported the $350 million plan as part of his affordable housing agenda, but it appears that potential complications from the plan — and opposition from one local lawmaker — may have influenced […]

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Commuters may soon see a different direction on bus route between College Point & Flushing
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Changes to a critical bus route between College Point and Flushing were unveiled during Monday night’s Community Board 7 (CB 7) meeting at Flushing’s Union Plaza Care Center. Warren Schreiber, CB 7’s third vice chair and chair of the Transportation Committee, explained MTA’s proposed travel path adjustments in the College Point and Flushing areas, which are slated to take […]

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