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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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?


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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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Queens pols remember 9/11 during 13th anniversary


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Twitter/@TonyAvella

Queens marked the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks across the borough on Thursday. State Sen.Tony Avella, fresh off his victory in the primary, joined the 109th Precinct at the 9/11 Park Dedication ceremony in the morning to honor the lives lost 13 years ago.

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Man shot dead, another stabbed in dispute near Woodside Houses


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A confrontation between two men Friday night near the New York City Housing Authority’s Woodside Houses resulted in the stabbing of one man and shooting death of another, cops said.

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Flushing student to compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee, aims for back-to-back Queens champs


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Anil Singh, a fifth grader at P.S./I.S. 499 in Flushing, is set to debut in the National Spelling Bee and battle 280 other young wordsmiths around the country for the crown.

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