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


| bdoda@queenscourier.com

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


| jabbott@queenscourier.com

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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North Shore Towers to host Queens Courier District 23 debate


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

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


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

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


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

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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Retired NYPD captain to launch bid for open City Council seat as Republican


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo via Facebook/ Joseph Concannon

Now that Mark Weprin is out of the City Council and in with the Cuomo administration, Joseph Concannon is going for the now-vacant 23rd Council District seat again, but this time as a Republican.

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Mark Weprin’s former City Council seat won’t be filled until November


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Jeff Xie

Mark Weprin officially left the City Council on Sunday, June 14 — apparently three days too late for a non-partisan special election to fill his seat.

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