Community Board 11

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 [...]

Community board blocks developer
Community board blocks developer
News Melissa Chan 11/15/2012 at 9:33AM

A notorious Queens developer has hit a roadblock in Bayside after a community board unanimously voted down a variance that would have allowed him to complete construction in the area. Tommy Huang — whose properties have racked up a laundry list of complaints and violations, according to the city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) — was [...]

Community Board 11: Potential ferry good, just not here
News Melissa Chan 8/04/2012 at 7:07AM

The city’s plans to push for ferry piers in metro waterfronts would not sail well with a local community board if the Bayside Marina is chosen as a landing site. Community Board 11 voiced concerns against the Department of City Planning’s (DCP) proposed revisions to its Waterfront Revitalization Program (WRP), which includes plans to install [...]

Star of Queens: Susan Cerezo
Star of Queens: Susan Cerezo
Stars Billy Rennison 6/25/2012 at 8:25AM

Susan Cerezo Queens Ambassador for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, NYC Chapter Community Board 11 Member   Community Involvement: Susan Cerezo joined Community Board 11 in 2011. As a member, she assists in assessing the needs of the district, which adds to the long list of volunteer work she has done in Queens over the last [...]

Residents concerned over new natural gas pipelines
News Ruben Muniz 6/19/2012 at 8:47AM

A massive, new natural gas pipeline that may be coming to the tri-state area has many of the region’s residents up in arms. At the most recent Community Board 11 meeting, it was revealed that Spectra Energy, a Houston-based gas and electric giant, is proposing to build 16 miles of new pipeline and five miles [...]

Group home for individuals with autism coming to Bayside
News Melissa Chan 6/15/2012 at 3:33AM

A proposed group home in Bayside that will house eight individuals with autism was unanimously approved by Community Board 11 last week. Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC), a non-profit organization, is set to purchase the home at 78-42 Springfield Boulevard. QSAC — which has 21 facilities in Manhattan, Bronx, Queens and Nassau County [...]