Community Board 10

City Council passes Ozone Park rezoning
City Council passes Ozone Park rezoning
South Maggie Hayes 12/10/2013 at 7:14PM

The City Council passed a change in Ozone Park’s zoning map Tuesday to reflect the neighborhood’s building patterns. Now, the zoning mandates will reinforce the area’s one- and-two-family residential homes and direct new residential and mixed-use developments to more commercial locations. “The new zoning enacted into law today will protect Ozone Park from overdevelopment and help [...]

Green cabs could be coming to south Queens
Green cabs could be coming to south Queens
South Maggie Hayes 12/03/2013 at 11:10AM

Green cabs could now be driving down south in the borough. A representative from the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) will be making a stop at the next Community Board (CB) 10 meeting on Thursday, December 5 to explain the new Boro Taxi procedures, rules, and the program’s presence in the region moving forward. Betty [...]

Sewage project could impact South Ozone Park traffic
Sewage project could impact South Ozone Park traffic
South Maggie Hayes 11/15/2013 at 10:43AM

Jamaica Bay is getting a clean-up, but it will require years of work. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposed to spread a citywide project to South Ozone Park next August to prevent untreated sewage from ultimately making its way into the bay. Combined sewer overflows (CSOs) result from the combination of this domestic sewage [...]

Resorts World Casino welcomes new and free Red Express buses
Resorts World Casino welcomes new and free Red Express buses
South Maggie Hayes 10/21/2013 at 3:10PM

Resorts World Casino welcomed a new bus fleet, the Red Express, which will take patrons from Manhattan to the South Ozone Park gambling spot. Casino president Edward Farrell, Community Board 10 chair Betty Bratton and State Senator Joseph Addabbo greeted the Red Express buses as they pulled into Resorts World, coming in from their first [...]

Ozone Park rezoning plans on the table
South Maggie Hayes 9/17/2013 at 3:38PM

The map in Ozone Park could soon be changing to allow the community to welcome new development and reinforce its “residential character.” The Department of City Planning (DCP) proposed a rezoning of the neighborhood in response to the community’s concerns that the existing zoning doesn’t “closely reflect established building patters,” according to the DCP. Community [...]

Borough Board votes down raising homes in flood-prone zones
News Maggie Hayes 7/16/2013 at 9:48AM

The borough doesn’t want to raise the stakes on its homes. The Borough Board recently voted against a freeboarding requirement that would elevate homes in flood-prone zones an additional two feet higher than FEMA standards. “Our concern was the requirement to go above and beyond the recommended base elevation,” said Betty Braton, chair of Community [...]

Board weighs in on DOT plan to fix Lindenwood parking problems
South Terence M. Cullen 6/10/2013 at 3:47PM

Community Board (CB) 10 has approved a new plan, with amendments, to ameliorate parking problems on a Lindenwood block. The Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed the plan for 156th Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets. It would fix what a representative called a long-standing problem that is part of a larger infrastructure project on the [...]

Bikes, kayaks get green light in Jamaica Bay
Bikes, kayaks get green light in Jamaica Bay
South Terence M. Cullen 6/04/2013 at 5:17PM

Jamaica Bay visitors are about to get a little bike for their bucks. The Parks Department announced California-based Wheel Fun Rentals has received the license agreement for much-discussed bike and kayak stands throughout Jamaica Bay. A site in Queens opened at Rockaway’s Jacob Riis Park over Memorial Day Weekend, according to the Parks Department, with [...]

Lindenwood to get new assisted living home
Lindenwood to get new assisted living home
South Terence M. Cullen 5/10/2013 at 1:48PM

A new assisted living home is coming to Lindenwood. Community Board (CB) 10 gave the green light for Birch Family Services to move into a two-family home on 80th Street. The new facility will house up to six young adults with autism or other developmental disabilities. Before CB 10 members gave their approval, they asked [...]