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Rethink idea
Letters Letters 2/13/2014 at 4:49PM

Mayor Bill deBlasio and other city officials are floating the idea of legalizing illegal basement apartments and other units as a way of dealing with the need for more affordable housing in our city. The outgoing Chair of the City Planning Commission, Amanda Burden, has stated that we must accept an increase in density and [...]

Woodside: Participating in Queens’ growth
Viewpoint: Queens Commercial/Investment Properties Swain Weiner 2/13/2014 at 11:19AM

Hugging the south and west sides of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Woodside might be a land-locked neighborhood in Queens, but it’s directly benefiting from the renewal and expanse of the waterfront along the East River. Woodside enjoys a central location and excellent service from both the New York City subway as well as the LIRR and [...]

Costa Constantinides sworn into City Council
Costa Constantinides sworn into City Council
Politics Queens Courier Staff 12/11/2013 at 1:17PM

Councilmember Costa Constantinides was officially sworn into the City Council Tuesday by City Clerk Michael McSweeney. He will begin his term Jan. 1 Constantinides, who represents District 22, was joined by Councilmember James Gennaro. The date for his inauguration ceremony in Astoria is still to be determined.   RECOMMENDED STORIES City Council passes Ozone Park rezoning [...]

City Council passes Ozone Park rezoning
City Council passes Ozone Park rezoning
South Maggie Hayes 12/10/2013 at 7:14PM

The City Council passed a change in Ozone Park’s zoning map Tuesday to reflect the neighborhood’s building patterns. Now, the zoning mandates will reinforce the area’s one- and-two-family residential homes and direct new residential and mixed-use developments to more commercial locations. “The new zoning enacted into law today will protect Ozone Park from overdevelopment and help [...]

Community board OKs rezone for part of Union Turnpike
Community board OKs rezone for part of Union Turnpike
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/21/2013 at 9:49AM

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 [...]