Addressing a crowd of angry Kew Gardens Hills residents, Councilman Rory Lancman urged the group to “express yourselves in a respectful manner” on Wednesday night as MTA and city officials met with residents who would be affected by a proposed express bus service line.
The city completed reconstruction of the Briarwood-Van Wyck subway entrance on Tuesday as part of a $265 million project to improve an area where four highways intertwine and 500,000 vehicles pass through every day.
The large and expanding Jewish community in Kew Gardens Hills has fueled the need for synagogue expansions, according to religious leaders, but some are depending on special permits which aren’t always easy to obtain.
Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz announced Wednesday that she secured $123,000 to renew The Doe Fund services to clean up the streets of select parts of Rego Park, Kew Gardens and Forest Hills, according to the councilwoman’s office.
Community Board 8 denied support for Sephardic Congregation’s variance application to add a third floor on its Kew Gardens Hills building, and members blasted the temple’s leadership for the 15 Department of Buildings violations it has.
The Kew Gardens Hills library is being expanded by 3,000 square feet to about 10,500 square feet. The renovation will include technology updates, a separate area for teens, a new sloped-concrete roof and a full interior renovation.