Proposed Wyckoff Avenue pedestrian plaza should be a true community center, city says
Photo courtesy Department of Transportation

After several months of community outreach and workshops, including a One-Day Plaza event, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has heard the community’s concerns and is working to alleviate the problems at the dangerous Myrtle/Wyckoff Avenue intersection. Representatives from DOT presented their findings to Community Board 5’s (CB 5) Transportation Services and Public Transit Committees during their […]

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Flushing school teams up with local councilman to bar private buses from congesting school parking lot
Photo: Google Maps

Private bus companies that serve P.S. 22 in Flushing have overstayed their welcome, and school principal Jennifer Meyer won’t stand for it any longer. The parking lot at the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, located at 153-33 Sanford Ave., had been used by private bus companies for more than a year, according to Meyer. After students were dropped off in the […]

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Could Flushing Meadows Corona Park become the next festival destination? Big players are fighting over it, while city lacks official policy
Photo: official Coachella website

Last year, the organizers of popular California music festival Coachella announced plans to create a similar event at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Their application was denied, but Goldenvoice, the concert arm of AEGLive, expressed their intent to make the event, titled Panorama Festival, a reality in the summer of 2017. Goldenvoice began the conversation with city officials in […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Business owners gather to re-envision Myrtle Avenue in Glendale with a new BID
QNS/Photo by Anthony Giudice

With the great success of the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) in Ridgewood, the store owners on the commercial shopping strip in Glendale want to see that success transfer down their way. Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley invited local shop owners, residents and interested parties along Glendale’s stretch of Myrtle Avenue to her district office in […]

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Start date and planning schedule for Metropolitan Avenue Bridge emergency project revealed
QNS/Photo by Anthony Giudice

Not long after the July 4 fireworks fizzle out, the hard work will begin. The emergency Department of Transportation (DOT) project to replace the heavily deteriorated deck of the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge over the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) on the Ridgewood/Middle Village border is scheduled to blast off that week. Representatives from the DOT Division of […]

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