Elizabeth Crowley

Faster flooding fix coming to Middle Village, Maspeth
News Billy Rennison 12/18/2012 at 3:30PM

Middle Village and Maspeth residents will wave goodbye to water woes a year ahead of schedule. A pair of Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) capital projects to help alleviate constant flooding in the neighboring communities was moved up after several discussions with Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley. The first upgrade along Calamus Avenue is scheduled to begin [...]

After Sandy, a call to improve 9-1-1
News Billy Rennison 11/28/2012 at 4:55PM

The city is facing an emergency, according to elected officials, but they may not want to dial 9-1-1. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, chair of the Fire and Criminal Justice Committee, penned a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg calling for a review into 9-1-1’s failure during Superstorm Sandy, when many residents [...]

Evergreen Park to be redesigned
Evergreen Park to be redesigned
News Billy Rennison 9/30/2012 at 9:50AM

Adjacent to a school and with a kindergarten theme, a Ridgewood park’s redesign aims to combine learning with play. The Department of Parks & Recreation presented plans to renovate Evergreen Park, next to P.S. 68 on St. Felix Avenue, to parents and residents on Monday, September 24. “Now, there’s really nothing for small children to [...]

Call to co-name Maspeth block after George Gibbons
Call to co-name Maspeth block after George Gibbons
News Billy Rennison 9/21/2012 at 11:48AM

Friends and relatives will never get George Gibbons back, but they believe his name should forever grace the Maspeth block where he was raised. A measure was presented to the members of Community Board 5 to co-name 60th Drive in Maspeth after George Gibbons, who was killed last October when the cab he was in [...]

Glendale flood heroes honored
Glendale flood heroes honored
News Billy Rennison 9/21/2012 at 1:09AM

Two FDNY EMTs who helped save the life of three residents — including a nun — caught in a Glendale flash flood, were honored recently while Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley renewed calls for an investigation into the flooding. Crowley feted EMTs Jimmy Guailacela and Marilyn Arroyo at the city council stated meeting on Wednesday, September 12 [...]

Added room will help expand minds in Middle Village
Added room will help expand minds in Middle Village
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 8/31/2012 at 7:11AM

Middle Village students will soon have more room to expand their minds. Construction is underway on an extension at P.S./I.S 87 in Middle Village that will add a gym, music room and classrooms, among other amenities, to the school. In 2002, the school — located at 67-54 80th Street — expanded to add grades six [...]

CB5 chair: Glendale homeless shelter could be environmental nightmare
CB5 chair: Glendale homeless shelter could be environmental nightmare
News Billy Rennison 8/17/2012 at 2:00PM

Community concern caused by a rumored homeless shelter in Glendale may have been premature. The site in question, 78-16 Cooper Avenue, “does not meet Building Code requirements for residential occupancy and, due to the age and condition and previous occupancies, could be an environmental nightmare,” Community Board 5 said in a release. Rumors began circulating [...]

Possible Glendale homeless shelter met with opposition
Possible Glendale homeless shelter met with opposition
News Billy Rennison 8/15/2012 at 7:57AM

A potential plan to house a homeless shelter in Glendale may be evicted before it even moves in. Michael Wilner, the owner of the proposed site at 78-17 Cooper Avenue, has been in contact with a nonprofit agency, said Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, with the idea of turning the former factory into a homeless shelter. “The [...]

$850,000 to improve courts at Middle Village park
$850,000 to improve courts at Middle Village park
News Billy Rennison 7/26/2012 at 8:16AM

The bocce ball players that arrive at Juniper Valley Park rain or shine will no longer have to worry about the elements. The city’s Parks Department announced a request for proposal for improvements to the Middle Village park’s bocce courts, including a shade structure covering the space. Many of the area’s large Italian-American population descends [...]

Traffic plan divides Glendale
News Billy Rennison 7/22/2012 at 9:45AM

Glendale neighbors are at odds over a plan that will divert one block’s traffic to neighboring streets. For years, residents and officials have pleaded with the Department of Transportation (DOT) to put the brakes on vehicles speeding down Doran Avenue. Though DOT studies determined that cars were in fact speeding down the block, speed humps [...]