Community Board 7

Borough Board approves $1 sale of Willets Point
News Angy Altamirano 11/27/2013 at 2:15PM

The project to build a shopping center next to Citi Field is on the move. The Queens Borough Board voted on November 18 to allow the city’s Economic Development Council to sell the 23 acres of land for $1 to the Queens Development Group. The land is needed for the Willets Point project and would [...]

Community Board 7 approves Bowne House visitor center designs
Community Board 7 approves Bowne House visitor center designs
Northeast Melissa Chan 10/31/2013 at 4:11PM

Designs for the new $2.7 million Bowne House visitor center include a smaller-than-planned building and sliding, wooden barn doors. Community Board 7 approved the Parks Department’s construction plans for a 1,250-square-foot center, that will be free to the public, on October 28. It is 400 square feet smaller than originally proposed, officials said, and will [...]

Push to rename Flushing street for gay rights activist
Push to rename Flushing street for gay rights activist
Northeast Melissa Chan 10/30/2013 at 12:54PM

A trailblazing gay rights activist who left her stamp on the world as a historic and heroic leader may soon be memorialized on a Flushing street sign. Community Board 7 passed a motion on Monday to honor Jeanne Manford with a street-name change for standing up for gays and lesbians at a time when homosexuality [...]

Borough President Marshall OKs Willets West
Borough President Marshall OKs Willets West
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/10/2013 at 3:26PM

Borough President Helen Marshall approved a special permit that would pave the way for a mega mall near Citi Field. Marshall gave developers Sterling Equities and Related Companies the thumbs up on July 2 to move parking for Citi Field to Willets Point. The joint venture ultimately needed the permit to construct a 1.4 million-square-foot [...]

Board permits Willets Point mall in key vote
Board permits Willets Point mall in key vote
Top Stories Melissa Chan 5/15/2013 at 3:52PM

Plans for a behemoth mall at Willets Point received a key nod from Community Board (CB) 7 after the city and the facility’s developer laid out a list of new commitments. CB 7 granted a special permit to Sterling Equities and Related with a 22-18 advisory vote. The joint venture wants to move Citi Field [...]

Community Board wants more answers on Willets Point project
Community Board wants more answers on Willets Point project
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 4/18/2013 at 9:02AM

Community Board 7’s Land Use Committee told developers of Willets Point they need to return with more answers on the proposed project before the board makes a decision. Committee members particularly want more information about parking, traffic flow and transplanting the plethora of small business owners within the Iron Triangle. Chuck Apelian, first vice chair [...]