Community Board 9

Rezoning will preserve character of Woodhaven, Richmond Hill
News Terence M. Cullen 8/02/2012 at 11:39AM

Parts or all of 229 blocks in Woodhaven and south Richmond Hill will be rezoned, after the city council approved the divisive plans to preserve the character of the neighborhoods. The new area, approved on Wednesday, July 25, is mainly bordered by Park Lane to the north; 103rd Avenue to the south; Eldert Lane to [...]

Controversial statue may move to Brooklyn
Controversial statue may move to Brooklyn
News Liam La Guerre 7/24/2012 at 2:04PM

A city agency is sneakily planning to restore and move a controversial Queens statue, which has been bashed as sexist by politicians, to what could be its final resting place — a Brooklyn cemetery. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) plans to bury the near century-old Triumph of Civic Virtue statue, which sits near [...]

Star of Queens: Alexander Blenkinsopp
Star of Queens: Alexander Blenkinsopp
People Billy Rennison 6/11/2012 at 5:12PM

Alexander Blenkinsopp Director of Communications, Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association Member, Community Board 9 COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Alex Blenkinsopp is the director of communications for the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) and serves on Community Board 9. “I’ve always cared a lot about Woodhaven and about Queens,” he said. “When I joined the WRBA in 2009, I [...]

The Forest Park Carousel rides again
The Forest Park Carousel rides again
News Billy Rennison 5/24/2012 at 2:16PM

After nearly four years, children — and adults — were able to rush the Forest Park Carousel, choose their favorite horse and take a spin on the historic ride. The Forest Park Carousel, shuttered since 2008, hosted St. John Evangelical Lutheran School students, politicians and civic leaders who fought to save the carousel to enjoy [...]

Woodhaven against street changes, for rezoning
Woodhaven against street changes, for rezoning
News Alexa Altman 3/19/2012 at 4:47PM

It was a successful evening for the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, which worked to further a vote against street changes they felt could negatively impact their neighborhood. Community Board (CB) 9 voted unanimously against the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) proposed alterations, which could turn 84th Street into a southbound one-way street and make 89th Street [...]

Woodhaven opposed to redistricting, traffic changes
News Erica Camhi 2/21/2012 at 12:57PM

Woodhaven residents continued to show solidarity against recent rezoning and redistricting issues within their community. During the Woodhaven Residents Block Association’s (WRBA) monthly town hall meeting, Ed Wendell, president of the civic group, urged residents to attend Community Board 9’s (CB 9) upcoming meeting to vote on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) much criticized traffic [...]

Woodhaven street changes face roadblock
News Melissa Chan 2/07/2012 at 3:02PM

While the city’s plan to change the direction of two streets in Woodhaven is still on the table, major feelings of opposition within the community have not been rerouted. Residents remain angry at the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) plans to convert 84th Street from one-way northbound to one-way southbound from Liberty to Atlantic Avenues and [...]

Residents opposed to Woodhaven street changes
Residents opposed to Woodhaven street changes
News Melissa Chan 1/17/2012 at 3:14PM

The city’s plan to change the direction of two streets in Woodhaven is heading down a one-way road to opposition. While the project is only in its proposal stage, plans to convert 84th Street from one-way northbound to one-way southbound from Liberty to Atlantic Avenues and turn 89th Avenue from a two-way to a one-way [...]

Resisting rezoning Richmond Hill
Resisting rezoning Richmond Hill
News Melissa Chan 1/03/2012 at 3:32PM

While some local leaders laud the city’s plan to rezone Richmond Hill and Woodhaven, one local business organization said it would negatively impact and cap the growth of the community. According to a spokesperson for the Department of City Planning, plans to rezone stem from concerns raised by Community Board 9, local civic organizations and [...]