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Expansion of Bayside church underway

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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Construction to expand the Siloam Reformed Church of New York in Bayside is underway and officials expect the work will be completed this year.

The church, which is located at 35-25 Bell Blvd., is building a new wing on its current building to include a cafeteria and gym area, according to filings with the Buildings Department.

The three-story building will expand from about 8,000 square feet to a total of nearly 14,000 square feet with the Victor Han Architects-designed addition.

Siloam Reformed bought the land in 2012 for $1.8 million from the Elim Presbyterian Church of New York, according to city records.

A construction poster on the site says that the building is expected to be completed this summer.


15-story mixed-use building to rise on site of former Jackson Heights church

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Photo courtesy of Scott Bintner/PropertyShark 

Prayers for more housing in Jackson Heights will soon be answered.

Permits were filed to the Buildings Department on Monday to construct a 15-story, 139-unit mixed-use residential, retail and community building at the site of a former church located at 71-17 Roosevelt Ave., which is adjacent to the elevated 7 train tracks.

Gilman Architects is designing the building, which will have about 8,400 square feet for retail use and nearly 19,000 square feet for a community facility, according to New York YIMBY. There will also be 167 parking spaces.

Roosevelt 5 LLC, which owns the building, bought the property from New York Cho Dae Church last year for $7 million, according to city records.

The church closed and moved from the area earlier this year.

Demolition permits have yet to be filed at the site.


Houses of worship in south Queens

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Howard Beach, Lindenwood and Ozone Park are home to some of the most historic and well frequented holy places in Queens, which serve the needs of the many religions of the region.

Our Lady of Grace, at 158-08 101st Street in Old Howard Beach, is just a quick walk away from Coleman Square and plays host to a number of events in the community. In addition to a number of festivals, the church and school’s parking lot has been home base for the annual JDRF walk.




St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Parish, located at 88-10 102nd Avenue, was established in 1923 and is a part of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Both the parish and school are active in the community. Recently the church hosted an international festival in the school’s playground, where foods from different countries and cultures were enjoyed by all.




The Rockwood Park Jewish Center, located at 156-45 84th Street, is a fixture in the quaint, quiet hamlet of Lindenwood. Not only does the center serve the Jewish population in the area, but plays host to the Howard Beach Senior Center in its basement.




St. Helen’s, located at 157-10 83rd Street in Lindenwood, has been a fixture in Howard Beach for more than 50 years. Several years after it first opened, the adjoining St. Helen’s Catholic School was opened and has been serving and educating the community ever since.