Community Board 2

LIC’s Alobar petitions for outdoor seating
LIC’s Alobar petitions for outdoor seating
West Angy Altamirano 4/26/2013 at 1:42PM

With summer just around the corner, Alobar in Hunters Point is seeking permission to serve patrons outdoors. The popular restaurant at 46-42 Vernon Boulevard is not allowed to offer its customers backyard seating as a stipulation of its liquor license. Alobar’s owner Jeff Blath said when customers see his outdoor seating area, they often request [...]

Hunters Point residents split on alternate side parking
Hunters Point residents split on alternate side parking
West Angy Altamirano 3/29/2013 at 11:56AM

Hunters Point residents are taking sides when it comes to a proposal for alternate side parking. At a Community Board 2 meeting in January, residents became aware of the Department of Sanitation’s (DOS) proposition for alternate side street parking west of Jackson Avenue between 45th and Borden Avenues due to requests made by some residents [...]

Farmers’ market may return to Hunters Point
Farmers’ market may return to Hunters Point
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 3/19/2013 at 10:41AM

The community has spoken and Hunters Point might be getting its beloved farmers’ market back on weekends. At a meeting of the Hunters Point Civic Association, residents voiced their opinions on important issues, with many shedding light on their desire to bring back the farmers’ market. After one resident volunteered to lead the issue, Down [...]

LIC residents blame parking problems on Manhattanites
LIC residents blame parking problems on Manhattanites
Top Stories Alexa Altman 2/07/2013 at 9:04AM

Long Island City dwellers have circled the block for the last time. Residents of the rapidly-developing district, sick of searching for scarce parking, blame Manhattanites for using the neighborhood with lax street-side laws as their personal parking lot. “It’s a convenient place for those living or working in Manhattan to leave their cars for the [...]

Dangerous Sunnyside intersection prompts DOT study
Dangerous Sunnyside intersection prompts DOT study
Top Stories Alexa Altman 1/24/2013 at 9:22AM

A transit advocacy group is moving to make changes to a hazardous Sunnyside intersection. Representatives from the Queens Committee of Transportation Alternatives say the juncture of Borden Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue, running above the Long Island Expressway, is perilous for pedestrians and cyclists due to unclear markings and poorly-timed traffic signals. “Frankly, it’s an absolute [...]

Bike Share Comes to L.I.C.
Bike Share Comes to L.I.C.
News Michael Pantelidis 5/15/2012 at 3:35PM

The city recently opted to “share” its bikes with the borough. The Department of Transportation (DOT) and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer announced on May 11 that “Citi Bike,” New York’s bicycle share program, will add 10 stations in Long Island City – building upon the locations currently planned in Manhattan and Brooklyn. “Citi Bike,” which [...]

Community Board 2 approves liquor licenses
Community Board 2 approves liquor licenses
Business Michael Pantelidis 5/03/2012 at 11:57AM

Casa Enrique and the M. Wells Dinette inside MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center were both recently approved for liquor licenses by Community Board (CB) 2. The proprietors of the Long Island City establishments made presentations to the board members and community residents during an April 24 meeting, requesting the right to sell liquor inside their [...]

Western Queens provides DOT bike lane input
Western Queens provides DOT bike lane input
News Michael Pantelidis 3/12/2012 at 2:03PM

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and residents of western Queens recently “pedaled” closer to protecting bike riders. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer sponsored the first-ever Queens Bike Forum in Sunnyside on March 2, allowing members of the DOT’s Bike Program Staff to receive recommendations from residents regarding the best ways to develop safe and efficient bike [...]