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Star of Queens: Richard Khuzami, Community Board 1, chair, Parks and Culture Committee
Star of Queens: Richard Khuzami, Community Board 1, chair, Parks and Culture Committee
News Angy Altamirano 12/23/2013 at 9:36AM

COMMUNITY  SERVICE:  Richard Khuzami has served on Community Board 1 for the past 11 years. He is currently Chair of the Parks and Culture Committee. He is also a member of Borough President Helen Marshall’s Queens General Assembly, and  has  served as a panelist for the awarding of grants for the Queens Council on the [...]

Woodside gentlemen’s club denied cabaret license by Community Board 1
West Angy Altamirano 11/21/2013 at 3:23PM

One Woodside gentlemen’s club has been given the thumbs down to bring more dancing girls to the stage. Community Board 1 (CB1) voted on Tuesday to deny NYC Gentlemen’s Club , located at 26-50 Brooklyn Queens Expressway West, a cabaret license allowing them to have more than two women working at the same time. Currently, [...]

City Council OKs Hallets Point development
City Council OKs Hallets Point development
West Angy Altamirano 10/09/2013 at 4:20PM

The development that would bring thousands of residential apartments, retail space and parkland to the Astoria waterfront at Hallets Point has gotten the final thumbs up. The City Council voted on Wednesday, October 9 to approve the plan presented by Lincoln Equities Group, the company behind the estimated $1 billion complex called the Hallets Point [...]

Medical center developers plan to take Astoria homeowners to court
Medical center developers plan to take Astoria homeowners to court
West Melissa Chan 10/02/2013 at 2:31PM

Developers of a nearly complete medical center in Astoria plan to take adjacent homeowners to court to gain key access to their backyards, residents said. Pali Realty needs permission to enter the backyards of about five adjacent homes in order to wrap up an eight-story ambulatory care center project at 23-25 31st Street. But dozens [...]

Liquor Authority votes no booze for Astoria bikini bar
West Angy Altamirano 7/09/2013 at 2:23PM

The girls can show some skin, but cannot serve guests some drinks. On July 2, the State Liquor Authority (SLA) rejected a liquor license application from the owners of Racks, a restaurant and bar that owners are seeking to open at 19-26 Steinway Street. During the SLA meeting, local politicians and residents showed up to [...]

Mount Sinai Hospital gets expansion approval
Mount Sinai Hospital gets expansion approval
Health Angy Altamirano 6/20/2013 at 1:30PM

Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens in Astoria has received approval from Community Board 1 (CB 1) to expand its helping hand. On Tuesday, CB 1 unanimously voted in support of Mount Sinai’s request for minor zoning variances. The hospital’s footprint will expand to take up 100 percent of its lot and reach all the way to [...]

Long Island City, Astoria bike lanes to get makeover
Long Island City, Astoria bike lanes to get makeover
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 6/12/2013 at 3:45PM

Vernon Boulevard’s bike lanes are set to get a makeover this summer to provide extra safety for riders and more space for drivers. According to a plan the Department of Transportation (DOT) presented to Community Board 2 on June 6, the two one-way bike paths on each side of Vernon Boulevard would become a two-way [...]

Astoria residents say developer damaged their homes
Astoria residents say developer damaged their homes
Top Stories Melissa Chan 5/30/2013 at 11:06AM

A towering medical center being built in Astoria has received a key permit from the city — despite complaints by neighbors who say the construction has caused their homes’ foundations to crumble. “There are cracks everywhere, in every room, from the ceilings to walls,” said Robert Draghi, who lives behind the site of a future [...]

Board approves Hallets Point development
Board approves Hallets Point development
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 5/24/2013 at 12:04PM

Hallets Point, home to the NYCHA Astoria Houses on the Astoria waterfront, is one step closer to getting thousands of residential apartments, retail space and parkland. On Tuesday, Community Board 1 voted unanimously to approve the plan by Lincoln Equities Group to bring 11 buildings to the area. The developer is applying for zoning changes in [...]