Community Board 11

CB 11 Transportation Committee denies speed bump request, recommends major highway change
News Melissa Chan 10/10/2013 at 1:21PM

Two speed bump proposals were struck down and a major highway change was recommended during a Community Board 11 Transportation Committee briefing this week. The committee denied a speed bump request on 36th Avenue between 218th and 219th Streets in an attempt to prevent pushing the traffic problem over to 38th Avenue. “We concluded that it would not do any good to put speed [...]

Board votes to write Cuomo over plane noise
News Queens Courier Staff 9/10/2013 at 1:16PM

Community Board 11 voted unanimously on a resolution to support a bill that would require the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to conduct a noise study after the Federal Aviation Administration approved a new flight pattern over the area last year. The bill would determine the effects of aircraft noise on Brooklyn, [...]

Community to city: Preserve Udalls Cove Park
Community to city: Preserve Udalls Cove Park
Northeast Melissa Chan 8/22/2013 at 11:48AM

Queens preservationists and a local community board want the city to save some of the last remaining parcels of Udalls Cove Park from development. Several acres of privately owned wetlands and wooded uplands in the park’s ravine have come under new threat, according to Community Board 11 and the Udalls Cove Preservation Committee. “This week [...]

Star of Queens: Janet McEneaney, president of Queens Quiet Skies, Community Board 11 member
Star of Queens: Janet McEneaney, president of Queens Quiet Skies, Community Board 11 member
News Queens Courier Staff 8/19/2013 at 9:17AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Janet McEneaney works as an attorney, arbitrator and mediator and is a professor on the adjunct faculty at New York University, where she teaches law and business subjects, in addition to her work with the community. After experiencing some neighborhood problems shortly after McEneaney arrived in Bayside, she began a civic association. In [...]

Community board chair fires back at Walcott over school employee threats
Community board chair fires back at Walcott over school employee threats
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/14/2013 at 2:04PM

The city’s schools chancellor chastised a community board leader after residents allegedly threatened his employees at a rowdy Bayside meeting last week. “I would never allow anyone to be treated in this manner and would expect that you have the same standard,” Dennis Walcott said. The head of the city’s public education system expressed his [...]

City may take legal action after contentious Bayside community board meeting
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/09/2013 at 11:29AM

The city might take legal action after two school construction officials were threatened Monday at a contentious community board meeting. Bayside residents were enraged at a proposal by the city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) to build a 416-seat elementary school at 210-11 48th Avenue. They said it would destroy their quality of life, worsen parking [...]

Bayside residents oppose school in place of Keil Bros Garden Center
Bayside residents oppose school in place of Keil Bros Garden Center
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 5/08/2013 at 12:02PM

Build a school, say Bayside residents, just not in our backyards. Community Board (CB) 11 voted against a controversial proposal to build an elementary school in the place of a popular garden center after enraged residents who live near the 210-11 48th Avenue site vehemently opposed it. “This area is saturated with schools, and we [...]

Bayside rallies to save after-school program
Bayside rallies to save after-school program
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 4/11/2013 at 2:39PM

A community rallied in Bayside to save a beloved Beacon program from another year of budget cuts. “This feels like déjà vu. Year in and year out, we have more and more budget cuts,” said Assemblymember Nily Rozic. “We cannot balance budgets on the backs of our students.” The after-school enrichment program at M.S. 158 [...]

Star of Queens: Paul Di Benedetto, president, Bayside Historical Society
Star of Queens: Paul Di Benedetto, president, Bayside Historical Society
News Queens Courier Staff 4/01/2013 at 9:08AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY COMMUNITY INVOLVMENT: As president of the Bayside Historical Society, Paul Di Benedetto heads the board of directors and helps to define its mission. The group, formed in 1964, works to archive and preserve Bayside’s history by maintaining those properties that have already been landmarked, as well as working to landmark other sites [...]