During Helen Marshall’s annual address on the state of Queens, the borough president exalted the borough’s successful projects — past, present and future. “I am so glad that we have gathered here today to celebrate our progress and set the course for the year ahead,” said Marshall to open her 11th State of the Borough [...]
Some College Point locals are closer to relaxing, as plans for a spa in their neighborhood have been rejected by the borough president. After weeks of contemplation, BP Helen Marshall threw out the proposal to construct a luxury spa at the corner of 31st Avenue and the Whitestone Expressway. According to Marshall’s office, the Beep [...]
The Flushing YMCA hosted its 11th annual Community Service Awards Dinner to benefit the youth and teens of the local communities at the Kum Gang San Restaurant. The “Special Award for Distinguished Public Leadership” went to Borough President Helen Marshall, and the “YMCA Community Service Award” was presented to Paul Ho, senior VP, Flushing Bank.
The Queens Civic Congress (QCC), the umbrella coalition for more than 100 Queens civic organizations, congratulates Community Board 13 on its vote to oppose construction of two multi-story apartment buildings on the Creedmoor campus, adjacent to several low-density Bellrose neighborhoods. QCC supports services for seniors and indeed supported development of low rise, low-density senior housing [...]
After many chapters in its current construction, Elmhurst Library’s story will finally have a new setting. The library, located at 86-01 Grand Avenue, will be closed effective November 7 and is moving to a temporary facility, located at 85-08 51st Avenue, while a new edifice is built on the existing site. The original library has [...]
Indifference to filth and pollution for over a century has mutated Newtown Creek into more of a beast than a beauty. Beginning in the mid-1800s, contaminants were spewed into Newtown Creek by more than 50 refineries that called the waterway home, including sawmills, lumber and coal yards, fertilizer and glue factories, petrochemical plants and oil [...]
“Maybe in the near future, we will be celebrating Discover Queens restaurant month,” said Borough President Helen Marshall speaking about the past successes of Discover Queens Restaurant Week now in its eighth year. Beginning on September 19 through the 22nd and September 26 through the 29th, close to 100 restaurants from around the borough will participate in specially [...]