Community Board 11

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 [...]

Oakland Lake Park path to receive much-needed work
Oakland Lake Park path to receive much-needed work
News Liam La Guerre 5/21/2012 at 2:38PM

It took nearly two decades, but the makeover is almost complete. The Parks Department announced plans for a $1.6 million remodeling of the pathway around Oakland Lake Park at a recent Community Board 11 meeting, ending a 16-year initiative to revitalize the park and allowing locals to finally enjoy the wetland. “I’m very relieved,” said [...]

Auburndale Atrocity
Auburndale Atrocity
News Alexa Altman 1/30/2012 at 5:03PM

Contrasted against a sea of well-kept homes and pristinely-manicured lawns in Auburndale looms an abandoned property – a massive four-unit building left destitute, much to the dismay of locals who take pride in their neighborhood. The structure, located at 47th Avenue and 198th Street, once a single-family home, was converted into four separate houses by [...]

Bayside – The ‘Sea Biscuit’ of BIDs
Opinion Queens Courier Staff 11/17/2011 at 5:26PM

Call it blitzkrieg marketing or whatever you will, but with the intention of re-establishing Bayside and The Bell Boulevard Business Corridor as “THE” destination everyone thinks of first this season when going out to shop or dine, The Bayside Village Business Improvement District’s (BID) recent consecutive weekends of socially- conscious, retail-promoting, pedestrian-building, music-filled festivals  just pulled Bayside out [...]