Community Board 10

Six months after Sandy, Charles Park gets clean-up
Six months after Sandy, Charles Park gets clean-up
News Terence M. Cullen 4/17/2013 at 2:58PM

Frank M. Charles Memorial Park is getting spruced up. With Sandy debris lingering nearly six months after the storm, Councilmember Eric Ulrich has partnered with the Doe Fund to help clean up the community park, which is run under the auspices of by Gateway National Recreation Area. Nine “men in blue” from the Doe Fund, [...]

Community: Clean up park before allowing new development
Community: Clean up park before allowing new development
South Terence M. Cullen 4/08/2013 at 1:42PM

Howard Beach residents just want their park cleaned up. Before plans Frank M. Charles Memorial Park are made, Community Board 10 wants the joint effort between the NYC Parks Department and Gateway National Recreation Area to get more local input. Board members on Thursday, April 4 unanimously voted on a resolution to ask the coalition [...]

Tree complaints top 311 calls
Tree complaints top 311 calls
News Terence M. Cullen 1/11/2013 at 11:52AM

Fallen limbs and downed branches, among other issues, still top the list of complaints to 311 within Community Board 10. Since the storm struck on October 29 through the end of 2012, there were 1,425 calls to the city about trees. In December alone, nearly 200 calls were put in from residents in the board’s [...]

Traffic fix proposed for Lefferts Blvd.
Traffic fix proposed for Lefferts Blvd.
News Terence M. Cullen 10/10/2012 at 2:26PM

Slow down, folks. The Department of Transportation (DOT) is planning to remove a lane of traffic from each side of Lefferts Boulevard between 135th and 149th Avenues. This one-block stretch of Lefferts has been plagued with traffic problems, including up to 20 accidents, double parking and speeding, said Nichole Altmix, a DOT project manager, at [...]

Noise tops complaints at Community Board 10
News Terence M. Cullen 9/14/2012 at 2:47PM

Noise complaints and concerns over spraying for the West Nile virus were some of the issues brought up at this month’s Community Board 10 meeting on Thursday, September 6. From April to August of this year, there were 1,274 residential noise complaints phoned into 3-1-1, data shows, while 136 commercial noise complaints were made. Additionally, [...]

Tudor Park’s $1M upgrades ready for their close-up
News Melissa Chan 3/09/2012 at 12:18PM

Batter up! The city’s renovations to the Tudor Park ball field have reached completion, although residents may have to wait until spring to plant their feet on the new grounds. “Tudor Park is always a very active area, and it’s always very full. When you have a park that people use, it needs to be [...]

South Ozone Park speed bump should slow down speeding
News Melissa Chan 3/09/2012 at 11:30AM

Some South Ozone Park residents are welcoming a bump in the road with open arms. Community Board 10 recently voted unanimously in favor of installing a hump on 134th Street from Rockaway Boulevard to Sutter Avenue to curb the street’s speeding issue. According to resident Claire Austin, 134th Street first became a danger zone close [...]

Easier parking may mean better biz on Rockaway Boulevard
Easier parking may mean better biz on Rockaway Boulevard
News Melissa Chan 2/14/2012 at 12:16PM

The city’s lift of parking restrictions may drive business back to stores along Rockaway Boulevard. According to Senator Joseph Addabbo, the Department of Transportation (DOT) removed “No Standing” restrictions along the busy commercial corridor in Ozone Park. The formerly designated curbside travel lane — from along the northern side of Rockaway Boulevard between Cross Bay [...]

Board discusses convention center, elevator
News David Beltran 1/12/2012 at 5:30PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plans to build the country’s largest convention center in Queens overshadowed any previous items on Community Board 10’s agenda. During the board’s first monthly meeting of the year, officials cited current problems with traffic near the Racino and said it would only get worse without any direct transportation to the proposed convention [...]

Howard Beach has come ‘a long way’ since racial incident
News Melissa Chan 12/09/2011 at 2:47PM

Twenty-five years after escalating racial tensions in Howard Beach thrust the neighborhood into infamy, residents and local leaders alike say the “tight community” has changed for the better. On December 20, 1986, Howard Beach emerged into the spotlight when a gang of white teens — waving bats and bellowing racial slurs — brutally beat three [...]