Community Board 8

Board votes against Kew Gardens Hills synagogue expansion
Board votes against Kew Gardens Hills synagogue expansion
Northeast Liam La Guerre 6/19/2014 at 3:00PM

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.

Community board OKs rezone for part of Union Turnpike
Community board OKs rezone for part of Union Turnpike
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/21/2013 at 9:49AM

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 [...]