Community Board 2

5Pointz to become apartment complex after final vote
5Pointz to become apartment complex after final vote
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 10/09/2013 at 4:18PM

Developers have reached the final step in seeing the Long Island City graffiti mecca, known as 5Pointz, become two apartment towers. The City Council voted on Wednesday, October 9 to approve the land use application that would allow the Wolkoff family, owners of the property on Jackson Avenue and Davis Street, and developer G&M Realty [...]

City Planning Commission approves 5Pointz land use application
City Planning Commission approves 5Pointz land use application
West Angy Altamirano 8/21/2013 at 3:08PM

5Pointz, the graffiti covered warehouses in Long Island City, are one step closer to becoming two high-rise apartment buildings. On Wednesday the City Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the land use application that would allow the Wolkoff family, owners of the property on Jackson Avenue and Davis Street, to build apartment towers to larger [...]

Safety improvements at fatal Long Island City intersection
Safety improvements at fatal Long Island City intersection
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 7/31/2013 at 1:00PM

Months after 16-year-old Tenzin Drudak was struck and killed near LaGuardia Community College, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has answered students and residents’ pleas for safety enhancements. Drudak, a student at the Applied Communications High School inside the community college’s building, died after being struck by a minivan that lost control and mounted the sidewalk [...]

Developers change 5Pointz plans, BP approves application
Developers change 5Pointz plans, BP approves application
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 7/17/2013 at 2:19PM

After receiving harsh disapproval from the Long Island City community, the developers who plan to turn the graffiti mecca known as 5Pointz into two high-rise apartment buildings have decided to make changes to their proposal. According to Joseph Conley, chair of Community Board (CB) 2, G&M Realty’s plan has been altered to include about 78 [...]

Board votes down outdoor seating at Alobar
Board votes down outdoor seating at Alobar
West Angy Altamirano 6/20/2013 at 2:08PM

Alobar customers will now have to spend the summer indoors after a final vote from Community Board 2 (CB2) denied the restaurant the use of its backyard space. The popular restaurant at 46-42 Vernon Boulevard in Hunters Point must adhere to a stipulation of its liquor license prohibiting outdoor seating. Owner Jeff Blath met with [...]

Long Island City, Astoria bike lanes to get makeover
Long Island City, Astoria bike lanes to get makeover
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 6/12/2013 at 3:45PM

Vernon Boulevard’s bike lanes are set to get a makeover this summer to provide extra safety for riders and more space for drivers. According to a plan the Department of Transportation (DOT) presented to Community Board 2 on June 6, the two one-way bike paths on each side of Vernon Boulevard would become a two-way [...]

Outdoor seating still in question at LIC’s Alobar
Outdoor seating still in question at LIC’s Alobar
West Angy Altamirano 5/16/2013 at 9:06AM

It seems Alobar still has to overcome a few more hurdles before getting the chance to use its backyard space this summer. The popular restaurant, located at 46-42 Vernon Boulevard in Hunters Point, has not been allowed to offer customers outdoor seating as a stipulation of its liquor license. Alobar’s owner Jeff Blath met with [...]