Federal park officials are supporting a bill by Congressmember Grace Meng that would make historic Flushing sites part of the National Park Service, the legislator said.
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A split community board narrowly approved a proposal last week to rezone a portion of Union Turnpike. The controversial rezoning plan would allow developer Sam Zirkiev build a four-story residential and retail structure at 158-15 Union Turnpike. It barely cleared Community Board 8 last Wednesday, with a nail-biting 17-14 vote. “It was definitely nerve-wracking,” Zirkiev [...]
Designs for the new $2.7 million Bowne House visitor center include a smaller-than-planned building and sliding, wooden barn doors. Community Board 7 approved the Parks Department’s construction plans for a 1,250-square-foot center, that will be free to the public, on October 28. It is 400 square feet smaller than originally proposed, officials said, and will [...]
Officials broke ground last week on a $3.2 million project to preserve a historic Flushing gem. A 17th century symbol of religious freedom, the Bowne House will get a new roof, gutters, pipes, wood wall shingles and steel columns, among other exterior restorations. “The Bowne House helped to shape our history and now it is [...]
Last Friday I was honored to attend The Queens Courier’s Power Breakfast 2013 NYC Mayoral Forum as a guest of The Courier’s owner Vicki Schneps. This was the first Mayoral Forum in which every candidate was on the same stage as each other at the same time. Thanks to Vicki, I was able to get [...]
Do you know where in Queens this photo was taken? Guess by commenting below! The answer will be revealed next Friday. Last week’s answer to “Identify this Place”: The Bowne House in Flushing
The landmark status of a historic Colonial-era burial ground in Fresh Meadows has been approved by the City Council. The council voted overwhelmingly to accept Brinckerhoff Cemetery’s landmark designation on December 10 after the 18th century site was approved for official landmark status by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) in August. “With the landmarking [...]
During Helen Marshall’s annual address on the state of Queens, the borough president exalted the borough’s successful projects — past, present and future. “I am so glad that we have gathered here today to celebrate our progress and set the course for the year ahead,” said Marshall to open her 11th State of the Borough [...]
NEWS YOU CAN USE Two toll plazas to be closed on RFK Bridge Two toll plazas will be closed for up to a month on the Bronx side of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge while deck replacement work is finished. The work at the tolls that lead to Queens will require around the clock closure [...]
NEWS YOU CAN USE High Wind and Fog Advisory With the National Weather Service forecasting gusts of wind greater than 55 miles per hour, the Department of Buildings is reminding property owners to secure any items that may be swept away in the wind and to secure any buildings and construction sites. To secure a [...]