Little Bay Park

MTA cancels plans to re-route northeast Queens buses
MTA cancels plans to re-route northeast Queens buses
Northeast Melissa Chan 6/12/2013 at 2:15PM

Construction at Little Bay Park will no longer affect local bus routes, officials said. The MTA had plans last month to re-route buses traveling from Fort Totten to Flushing for a year due to ongoing joint projects at the park. Work from building a comfort station, expanding the parking lot and repaving the bus turnaround [...]

City Council strips Dan Halloran of funding power
City Council strips Dan Halloran of funding power
Northeast Melissa Chan 4/09/2013 at 5:24PM

The City Council has voted to strip disgraced Councilmember Dan Halloran of his committee assignments and power to allocate funding. Halloran faces federal charges for allegedly playing a key role in a conspiracy and bribery scheme to rig the mayoral election, authorities said. Power to distribute funds in the 19th District now falls to Speaker Christine [...]

Comfort station coming to Little Bay Park
Comfort station coming to Little Bay Park
News Melissa Chan 4/04/2013 at 4:19PM

Local leaders broke ground on a comfort station at Little Bay Park, marking the start of construction to a long-awaited project. “A comfort station at a great park like Little Bay Park has been long overdue,” said State Senator Tony Avella. Residents have urged the city’s Parks Department for about seven years to put public [...]

Council districts to get vote on city-funded community projects
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/27/2013 at 4:36PM

A million dollar decision is in the hands of some Queens residents. Three City Council districts in the borough have a week, starting April 1, to vote on community projects they want the city to fund. Part of an initiative called “Participatory Budgeting,” residents are allowed to develop ideas and then choose five physical infrastructure [...]

What to do with the kids this weekend
Happenings Cristabelle Tumola 9/08/2012 at 9:01AM

QUEENS Saturday, September 8 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., This first-ever LIC Block Party will feature artist-led activity tents, a stage with live music, interactive performances and a community-built, large-scale temporary sculpture. Guests will also find the Artist Market with a selection of the best affordable and functional art and objects and a family-friendly food [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/21/2012 at 7:40AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 81. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 68. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT of the DAY: “The Adventures of Tintin” Come to the Little Bay Park [...]

Little Bay Park comfort station back on track
Little Bay Park comfort station back on track
News Melissa Chan 7/19/2012 at 8:53AM

Long-delayed plans to construct a comfort station at Bayside’s Little Bay Park are back on track after seven years of derailment, officials said. The bidding process for the capital project has begun and will last until July 31, said a spokesperson for the city’s Parks Department. While the spokesperson said a construction time line will [...]

Quiet Aide to Liu Helped Build a Donor Base Now Under Scrutiny
Quiet Aide to Liu Helped Build a Donor Base Now Under Scrutiny
News Jay Lane 12/01/2011 at 9:19AM

Quiet Aide to Liu Helped Build a Donor Base Now Under Scrutiny She is an almost invisible figure in New York politics, a former insurance agent and single mother who unwinds at karaoke bars in Queens singing Taiwanese pop ballads in a gentle soprano voice. But Mei-Hua Ru quietly wields considerable power in the city, [...]

Little Bay Park project stall is little ‘comfort’
Little Bay Park project stall is little ‘comfort’
News Michael Pantelidis 11/30/2011 at 4:00PM

Bayside elected officials and community leaders are campaigning for relief for visitors of Little Bay Park and hoping that millions of dollars in funding hasn’t been flushed by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Senator Tony Avella united with Warren Schreiber, president of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance, and residents of the Bayside community on [...]