Those fighting against the proposed homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Ave., in Glendale, received a bit of good news last Thursday as the city’s Department of Buildings reviewed and rejected the current floor plans for the shelter and issued a notice to revoke.
Businesspeople, elected officials and other movers and shakers from across Queens came to the Queens Museum Wednesday night to get a glimpse of QNS.com, the future Internet home of The Queens Courier, Ridgewood Times, LIC Magazine and BORO magazine.
When a small group of local organizers first saw a dormant stretch of land beneath the M train line between Woodbine Street and Woodward Avenue, they envisioned a community space brimming with agriculture, urban farming and educational programs.
Road conditions at the railroad crossing located on Maspeth Avenue and Rust Street, where a crash between a locomotive and tractor-trailer occurred earlier this month, were a main concern voiced during Thursday’s Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) meeting.
For over a year Forest Park’s Mary Whalen Playground, located near Forest Parkway and Park Lane South, has been awaiting repairs, and on Aug. 18, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley will be holding a ground-breaking ceremony at the park to kick off the start of the renovation.
Before a 4,500-square foot building in Ridgewood, currently used for the storage of wood pallets and shipping containers, can be refitted to become two multi-story buildings, the site needs a serious cleanup.