Community Board 11 ushered in a new era with a swift election Monday night. The board bid farewell to its longtime leader, Jerry Iannece, and unanimously voted in Christine Haider to take his place as chair.
Community Board 11 granted the East Hills Chevrolet in Douglaston permission to build a parking deck and expand its showcase to display six more new cars. The car dealership at 240-02 Northern Boulevard, originally constructed in 1954, needed to grow in order to be “competitive in the market” and “meet new standards of Chevrolet,” according […]
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Janet McEneaney works as an attorney, arbitrator and mediator and is a professor on the adjunct faculty at New York University, where she teaches law and business subjects, in addition to her work with the community. After experiencing some neighborhood problems shortly after McEneaney arrived in Bayside, she began a civic association. In […]
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Ted Teng is prone to say “in any way you can” when talking about giving back to the community. Teng, who immigrated from Taiwan to New York City at age 2, has been the chair of the Youth Services Committee of Community Board 11 for the past three years and state committeeman of the […]
The city’s plans to push for ferry piers in metro waterfronts would not sail well with a local community board if the Bayside Marina is chosen as a landing site. Community Board 11 voiced concerns against the Department of City Planning’s (DCP) proposed revisions to its Waterfront Revitalization Program (WRP), which includes plans to install […]
During his annual visit to Community Board 11, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown explained the process of a grand jury indictment and spoke briefly about the Sean Bell trial. “We are a busy office, and I have been very consumed in the last few months with the Sean Bell case,” he said, explaining that his […]
Four new faces will take center stage at the next Community Board 11 meeting - Steve Newman, Victor Mimoni, Julia Garippa, and Mamie Smith. Newman, a 17-year Board member, beat out James Rodgers for the top spot of Board Chair in a 29-13 vote on Monday, March 5. Mimoni, Garippa, and Smith were elected first, […]
Officials from the Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID), which plans to conduct a feasibility study to expand the Bayside municipal lot on 41st Avenue, are hoping to erect a forward-thinking innovative garage that people want to park in and be in, they explained in an annual meeting on Monday.
Under a new bill, clothing bins that are not operated by organizations recognized as proper nonprofits by the IRS will be banned and the city will be able to remove the bins immediately. First-time offenders will be fined $250, and then $500 for every additional one during a calendar year.
Among journalists, leaving the fourth estate to work the media in government or business is referred to as, “going over to the dark side.” I’ve spent the last couple of years as a Director of Communications with the New York City Council, after a five-year stint as a reporter for The Courier – and now, […]
Salman Hamdani lost his life trying to help people on 9/11 and for his sacrifice, Community Board 11 and Councilman Paul Vallone honored him by co-naming 204th Street in Bayside, where he grew up, as “Salman Hamdani Way.” But his mother, Talat, believes it’s just the first step toward getting the recognition he deserves after the injustice he received.