Community Board 12

Board shuts down South Ozone Park hotel proposal
South Maggie Hayes 11/25/2013 at 4:10PM

Developers foresee a luxury hotel, but South Ozone Park residents fear a future homeless shelter. Community Board (CB) 12 shot down a proposal at its November meeting that would rezone a part of 135th Avenue to allow for a 13-story hotel to be built right near a residential neighborhood. The proposal is reminiscent of a [...]

Bill would disperse homeless shelters evenly throughout each borough
News Maggie Hayes 8/02/2013 at 9:40AM

Queens shelters may soon be finding new homes. Councilmembers Ruben Wills and Leroy Comrie started work in 2011 on a bill that would disperse homeless shelters evenly throughout each borough. Wills said research revealed that Community Board (CB) 12 contains 10 of the 18 shelters in all of Queens. CB 12 includes Jamaica, Hollis, St. [...]

Southeast Queens plagued by illegal vans
Southeast Queens plagued by illegal vans
News Queens Courier Staff 8/07/2012 at 11:22AM

BY PAUL BUFANO editorial@queenscourier.com Esther Robinson passed up several unlicensed vans while she waited at the corner of Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue in the blistering heat. Although she was anxious to get home, she would only ride in a licensed van. “There’s no doubt that some people would be afraid to ride in an [...]

Jamaica’s trashy situation
Jamaica’s trashy situation
News Liam La Guerre 7/31/2012 at 3:20PM

Not long after Joe Moretti moved into his Jamaica apartment nearly two years ago he realized there was a problem. The former Long Island City resident noticed his new neighborhood had a trash crisis, the result of illegal dumping in the LIRR tunnel on 170th Street as well as excessive littering in private lots, streets, [...]