Borough President Helen Marshall

Flushing Town Hall completes $1.2M renovation
Flushing Town Hall completes $1.2M renovation
Northeast Liam La Guerre 3/18/2014 at 1:42PM

Flushing Town Hall recently reopened after a $1.2 million interior renovation. The event space now has new flooring in the hallways and the gift shop, a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC) throughout the building, and new floors and chairs in the theatre, which seats 308.

Jamaica residents, culture featured as ‘unsung greats’
Jamaica residents, culture featured as ‘unsung greats’
Southeast Maggie Hayes 11/26/2013 at 1:22PM

The development of downtown Jamaica is no longer limited to new buildings and facilities. A website dedicated to revealing community art and neighborhood loyalty is making a buzz. Queens Royalty, the site launched earlier this year, came from “a desire to counteract some of the negative perception of downtown Jamaica,” said Felicia Tunnah, executive director [...]

BP Marshall OKs city’s plan to dispose of vacant lots too small to develop
News Melissa Chan 10/31/2013 at 3:21PM

Borough President Helen Marshall approved the city’s plan to dispose of four vacant lots that are too small to develop. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) wants to remove the properties from its inventory in order to sell in the future. Community Board 7 gave the department the green light last month. The tiny [...]

Ribbon cut on Queens Museum expansion project
Ribbon cut on Queens Museum expansion project
Top Stories Melissa Chan 10/30/2013 at 4:52PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and ranks of officials cut the ribbon Wednesday on the $68 million Queens Museum expansion project. “There always seems to be something new and magical happening in this incredible space,” the head of the city said. “It really is an experience like no other. This is one of the great cultural institutions [...]

Groundbreaking held for Juniper Valley Park bocce courts
Groundbreaking held for Juniper Valley Park bocce courts
Southwest Liam La Guerre 10/04/2013 at 3:45PM

Soon Middle Village residents can say buon giorno to new bocce courts. Local elected officials and the Parks Department joined members of the community on October 3 for the groundbreaking of a nearly $1 million project to repair the deteriorating Juniper Valley Park bocce courts. The Parks Department will renovate the two existing courts and [...]

Millions approved for Queens Museum of Art expansion
Millions approved for Queens Museum of Art expansion
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 8/28/2013 at 2:20PM

Millions of dollars are coming to the Queens Museum of Art. The city’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Tuesday, August 27 approved more than $18 million in capital funds that Borough President Helen Marshall has allocated to help pay for the expansion of the museum. The OMB also okayed around $19.8 million for [...]

City Planning Commission approves 5Pointz land use application
City Planning Commission approves 5Pointz land use application
West Angy Altamirano 8/21/2013 at 3:08PM

5Pointz, the graffiti covered warehouses in Long Island City, are one step closer to becoming two high-rise apartment buildings. On Wednesday the City Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the land use application that would allow the Wolkoff family, owners of the property on Jackson Avenue and Davis Street, to build apartment towers to larger [...]

Op-Ed: Borough hospitals on critical list
News Op-Ed 8/17/2013 at 11:34AM

BOROUGH PRESIDENT HELEN MARSHALL This week, Holliswood Hospital plans to begin laying off almost 400 employees after failing to secure working capital financing to avoid closure. Sad as this is, the announcement is just the latest in a litany of closed hospitals in Queens in recent years. In 2002, Queens had 14 acute care hospitals. [...]

Holliswood Hospital closes
Holliswood Hospital closes
Northeast Maggie Hayes 8/13/2013 at 10:52AM

Health care in the borough continues to flatline one facility at a time, with Holliswood Hospital the latest to shutter its doors. The 127-bed private psychiatric hospital in Jamaica closed on Monday, August 12 due to financial troubles, said a hospital official. Current patients will begin to be discharged, and after an estimated one to [...]