Community Board 7 calls for denial of College Point land sale


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo by Anthony Giudice

A local high-tech manufacturing company was at the center of a heated College Point land deal debate at Monday’s Community Board 7 (CB 7) meeting in Flushing that culminated with a thumbs down from the advisory body.

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Community Board 7 votes to name park after fallen fire marshal


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Randall Wilson

Community Board 7 voted Monday to name a playground in Fort Totten after Martin “Woody” McHale, 50, who died of a heart attack in his car Christmas Eve 2012.

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Community Board 7 approves Bowne House visitor center designs


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo rendering by Parks Department

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 […]

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Community Board 7 Marathon Session: KO’s New High School . . . Ok’s Whitestone Expwy. Bridge


By Queens Courier Staff

Bleary-eyed C.B. 7 members ended a hotly-fought marathon SRO session that ranged from the rejection of an 800-student high school in Auburndale to approved reconstruction of the $93 million Whitestone Expwy. bridge. During Monday’s five-hour talk-a-thon in the Union Plaza Nursing Home, busy Board members also approved a group home in west Flushing, okayed a […]

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State senators butt heads over Flushing pedestrian plaza plan


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THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel

The project has state Senator Tony Avella at odds with a legislative colleague, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, who represents the district where the street is located and supports the plaza proposal.

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Flushing civic group objects to permanent street closing for pedestrian plaza


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel

A proposal to close off street traffic for a pedestrian plaza off Flushing’s Northern Boulevard was met with opposition from neighborhood groups concerned that the change will worsen existing congestion and traffic problems.

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Whitestone to protest against overdevelopment of Waterpointe site


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Cushman & Wakefield

Despite developer Edgestone Group’s plan to return to the original 52 single-family home proposal for the massive 18-acre Waterpointe site instead of 107 townhouses, residents will hold a protest in front the site on Sunday, venting years of built-up anxiety of overdevelopment on vacant plots in the neighborhood.

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Facing strong opposition, developer to build just 52 homes on Whitestone Waterpointe site


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

52-home plan

Following unyielding pressure by residents and politicians, including the announcement of a planned protest, developers of the 18-acre Waterpointe site are returning to the original proposal of 52 single-family detached homes instead of one that would have had quadruple the number of units.

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More than 100 townhouses, park and ‘eco dock’ planned for Whitestone Waterpointe site


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy Joseph Sultana Architects

Edgestone Group, which owns the 18-acre vacant Waterpointe site at 151-45 6th Rd., plans to construct 107 residential buildings on it — more than double the number of units that were originally promised for the property years ago.

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