Community Board 8 denied support for Sephardic Congregation’s variance application to add a third floor on its Kew Gardens Hills building, and members blasted the temple’s leadership for the 15 Department of Buildings violations it has.
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The Sephardic Congregation plans to add another floor and expand its school, but residents nearby are fighting against it.
The middle of 179th Street between Union Turnpike and 75th Avenue has sunk a few inches after underground support for the roadway collapsed, which residents have been complaining about since last May.
The sobering news of its last call has at least temporarily tamed a problematic college bar in Queens.
The New York State Liquor Authority will vote next Tuesday to either cut off a problematic college bar in Queens or let the drinks keep flowing.
A budding plan to grow a farmers’ market this summer in Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows is getting the green thumbs up from neighborhood residents.
Cheap Shots, a problematic bar near St. John’s University, is facing its last call after a local community board voted against renewing its liquor license.
Star of Queens: Edward Chung, board member, Community Board 8; member, Board of Directors of the Jamaica Estates Association
Community Service: Edward Chung says he is a strong believer in doing everything he can to keep civic organizations in touch with homeowners. Chung is on the Board of Directors of the Jamaica Estates Association and was inducted this year as a board member of Community Board 8. He said he is the go-to man [...]
A split community board narrowly approved a proposal last week to rezone a portion of Union Turnpike. The controversial rezoning plan would allow developer Sam Zirkiev build a four-story residential and retail structure at 158-15 Union Turnpike. It barely cleared Community Board 8 last Wednesday, with a nail-biting 17-14 vote. “It was definitely nerve-wracking,” Zirkiev [...]
Star of Queens: Maria DeInnocentiis, Utopia State Civic Association, Order Sons of Italy in America, Community Board 8
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Maria DeInnocentiis has dedicated her life to the service of others. She is the chair of the Utopia State Civic Association, the treasurer of the Order Sons of Italy in America and the chair and treasurer of Community Board 8, among other posts. “I work hard to support my community,” she said. “I [...]