Five city trees illegally chopped at former Bayside Hills gardening center site


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Five city-owned trees with an estimated value of more than $340,000 saw the buzzer last week, resulting in complaints from residents and possible criminal charges and fines from the Parks Department.

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State Sen. Avella allocates $275K to renew Bayside Hills green space


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

The Captain Dermody Triangle, which was named for outspoken abolitionist William C. Dermody, who was killed in the Civil War, is in need of repairs to its sidewalk, lawn and stone monument at the center of the triangle.

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Bayside Hills home granted variance, community outaged


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Photo Courtesy of The Queens Courier

Despite months of rallying by local residents, politicians and Community Board 11 against a land variance request in Bayside Hills, the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) unanimously voted recently in favor of what many believe to be a precedent setting matter. Michael Feiner, Bayside Hills Civic Association president, has been uniting the opposition against […]

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‘No Variance’ say Bayside Hills Residents


By Queens Courier Staff

Paul Bonfilio, an architect, faced fierce opposition at a hearing with the city Board of Standards and Appeals Tuesday, June 14 for a variance that would allow him to build a house on a property in Bayside Hills. Thirty residents rallied before the hearing in front of the adjoining property on 50-20 216th Street to […]

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Heroes honored in Bayside Hills


By Queens Courier Staff

On Tuesday, September 11, a host of elected officials joined local residents at the Memorial Garden on the mall in Bayside Hills for a sixth anniversary, twilight commemoration of the 9/11 attacks. Here, State Senator Frank Padavan presents the “Flag of Heroes” to Bayside Hills Civic Association President Michael Finer during the memorial service. The […]

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Bayside Hills street signs in sorry shape


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Micheal Feiner, President of the Bayside Hills Civic Association is waging a one-man campaign to restore, repair and replace the street signs in the Bayside Hills area. According to Feiner, the signs in the Bayside Hills area are in extremely poor condition. “In some cases they are completely faded, turned in the wrong direction, bent, […]

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DOEs Bayside Hills Purchase Up In Air


By Queens Courier Staff

If the Department of Education is still interested in buying the Jewish Center of Bayside Hills and adjacent homes in order to build an Early Childhood Center, someone might want to let those homeowners know. Last month, Rick Jones learned that the city wanted to buy his home at 48-10 212th Street to make way […]

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DOE To Purchase Jewish Center Of Bayside Hills?


By Queens Courier Staff

AJune 18th letter from the citys School Construction Authority (SCA) to owners of homes adjacent to the Jewish Center of Bayside Hills indicated the Department of Education (DOE) has an interest in obtaining the soon-to-close synagogue and its surrounding property to build a new early childhood learning center. The news came at a Bayside Hills […]

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Teachers union goes for Grodenchik in City Council race


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Barry Grodenchik

The union representing New York City’s public school teachers threw their support for Barry Grodenchik in the race for the 23rd City Council District seat previously held by Mark Weprin.

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Queens remembers victims of 9/11 attacks at upcoming ceremonies


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/File photo

Fourteen years after the deadliest terrorist attacks in American history, residents across Queens will remember the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, at memorial vigils scheduled to take place over the next two weeks.

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District 23 candidates speak on co-op taxes, services for the elderly at Queens Courier debate


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Photos courtesy of Julie Weissman

Potential voters were in the North Shore Towers Cinema on Wednesday to watch contenders for the vacant 23rd City Council seat tackle the issues in a debate sponsored by the North Shore Towers and The Queens Courier.

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North Shore Towers to host Queens Courier District 23 debate


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Photos courtesy of candidate campaign offices

The Queens Courier will be holding a debate on Aug. 5 for the candidates of the 23rd City Council District election at the North Shore Towers to increase public awareness of relevant issues and platforms.

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District 23 City Council seat competitors square off in Bellerose


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Candidates seeking to fill the 23rd Council District seat that Mark Weprin previously held were face-to-face for the first time Tuesday in a debate hosted by the New American Voters Association (NAVA) at the Bellerose Jewish Center.

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Barry Grodenchik receives support from female pols


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THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel

Several prominent female politicians in Queens threw their support to Barry Grodenchik in his bid for a City Council seat at a press conference Tuesday afternoon in Bayside Hills.

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