Five city-owned trees with an estimated value of more than $340,000 saw the buzzer last week, resulting in complaints from residents and possible criminal charges and fines from the Parks Department.
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Officials from the Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID), which plans to conduct a feasibility study to expand the Bayside municipal lot on 41st Avenue, are hoping to erect a forward-thinking innovative garage that people want to park in and be in, they explained in an annual meeting on Monday.
Douglaston will receive a new Department of Transportation public plaza near its LIRR station, by extending the sidewalks into the turnaround in front of the station.
Beloved science teacher Geri Cilmi of P.S. 41 will be honored with a street co-naming at the school where she taught for decades.
Salman Hamdani lost his life trying to help people on 9/11 and for his sacrifice, Community Board 11 and Councilman Paul Vallone honored him by co-naming 204th Street in Bayside, where he grew up, as “Salman Hamdani Way.” But his mother, Talat, believes it’s just the first step toward getting the recognition he deserves after the injustice he received.
Community Board 11 ushered in a new era with a swift election Monday night. The board bid farewell to its longtime leader, Jerry Iannece, and unanimously voted in Christine Haider to take his place as chair.
Community Board 11 will bid farewell to Jerry Iannece, who is term-limited due to the board’s bylaws. An election to replace him will take place March 3.
For 10 years, Community Affairs Officer Gary Poggiali has watched 120 officers accept their “Cops of the Month” awards from the back of the room. Now he has plenty of plaques to call his own. Community leaders gave a final salute to the retiring, beloved cop with an armful of plaques and an earful of [...]
Bayside activist Frank Skala may retire from Community Board 11 this year due to old age, the board said. “He’s saying he just can’t continue. He’s been having to leave early. He’s slowed down a lot. I can understand why he’s doing this,” said Susan Seinfeld, the board’s district manager. The ever-opinionated Skala, 76, has [...]
Community Board 11 granted the East Hills Chevrolet in Douglaston permission to build a parking deck and expand its showcase to display six more new cars. The car dealership at 240-02 Northern Boulevard, originally constructed in 1954, needed to grow in order to be “competitive in the market” and “meet new standards of Chevrolet,” according [...]