Councilman Peter Koo and Commissioner Emily Lloyd of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) met deep underground on Tuesday to tour the Flushing Bay Retention Facility, which serves as a storage area for raw sewage and is meant to keep the sewage from entering Flushing Creek, but can only hold so much.
The developer of a Rego Park building was forced to pay a combined $100,000 in restitution and back wages after ignoring legal obligations for receiving tax benefits, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
The home, which is located at 65 Tennis Place, features four full and two half bathrooms, high ceilings, a solarium and a fireplace throughout 4,200 square feet. The property sits on a quarter of an acre of land.
Downtown Flushing bristles with businesses. Yet for all its economic activity, the area doesn’t have a Chamber of Commerce to advocate for the businesses’ needs in government. But that’s about to change.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz met with Doctor Jessica Kattan, a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene official, to consider this question. Katz also emphasized the need to work closely with the health department given Queens’ large population and being a traveling center.