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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/08/2013 at 8:12AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 68. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 54. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Holocaust Memorial Day Talk [...]

Votes split on USTA expansion
Votes split on USTA expansion
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 3/19/2013 at 1:35PM

The votes are in on the much-debated expansions to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and the results are mixed. Half of the six voting Community Boards are in favor of the US Tennis Association (USTA) moving 0.68 acres out of its current property — so long as the organization [...]

Local boards mixed on National Tennis Center expansion
Local boards mixed on National Tennis Center expansion
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 3/14/2013 at 9:04AM

BY TERENCE M. CULLEN AND MELISSA CHAN Six community boards are lobbing back and forth on approving the proposed expansion of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The boards surrounding the park are required to vote on the .68 acres lost in the U.S. Tennis Association’s (USTA) plan to expand in the park. Their [...]

Tennis officials, opponents talk on proposed expansion to National Tennis Center
Tennis officials, opponents talk on proposed expansion to National Tennis Center
News Queens Courier Staff 2/14/2013 at 4:22PM

BY MELISSA CHAN & TERENCE M. CULLEN While tennis reps continue lobbying for expansion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, residents from around the borough came out in full force against the proposal Monday, February 11 at Community Board 7’s monthly meeting. “Our parks were developed for the use of the public. It’s where the citizens can [...]

Civic Virtue statue leaves Queens
Civic Virtue statue leaves Queens
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 12/17/2012 at 11:43AM

The controversial statue, officially called “Triumph of Civic Virtue,” which stirred debate for the last few years, was hoisted from its pedestal on Queens Boulevard just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 15 as bystanders looked on — many of whom were saddened by the action. It has been moved to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn [...]

Electeds rally against relocation of Triumph of Civic Virtue to Brooklyn
Electeds rally against relocation of Triumph of Civic Virtue to Brooklyn
News Queens Courier Staff 12/11/2012 at 2:26PM

BY CHRISTOPHER BARCA The city may have won the battle regarding the relocation of the Triumph of Civic Virtue statue to a Brooklyn cemetery, but those opposed to the plan say the fight is not over. “They’re taking one of the last pieces of fine art in Queens from us,” said Councilmember Peter Vallone. “They [...]

Community Board 9 votes down block conversion
News Terence M. Cullen 10/16/2012 at 1:15PM

Residents living on a stretch of 84th Avenue have reason to rejoice. Community Board 9 unanimously voted on Tuesday, October 9 in opposition to a Department of Transportation (DOT) proposal to convert the street between Myrtle Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard from a two-way to a one-way eastbound street. “Let’s get a rational study by the [...]

QueensWay vs. LIRR debated at public forum
News Terence M. Cullen 10/01/2012 at 3:32PM

As the fate of the land that was once the Rockaway Beach rail line remains uncertain, residents of the area are divided between a nature walkway and revival of the LIRR. At a public forum on Saturday, September 30, hosted by the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, there were advocates for the QueensWay — the proposed [...]

Community comes out against one way conversion in Kew Gardens
Central Terence M. Cullen 9/21/2012 at 3:19PM

The city wants to go “one way,” but the community wants to go another. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed turning 84th Avenue between Lefferts Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue from a two-way street to a one-way eastbound thoroughfare. Several residents spoke out to Community Board 9 on Tuesday, September 11 against the proposal, saying [...]

Biz owners blast Woodhaven rezoning
News Terence M. Cullen 8/08/2012 at 1:05PM

Some Richmond Hill residents are not as open as some Woodhaven neighbors are to new zoning rules that were put into effect a few weeks ago. The critics say that the new regulations do not accommodate the growing population in the area. Vishnu Mahadeo, president and executive director of the Richmond Hill Economic Development Council, [...]