parking

Scobee Diner site plans move forward
Scobee Diner site plans move forward
Northeast Melissa Chan 1/07/2014 at 4:46PM

The city’s Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) has approved a variance that would pave the way for a new building at the former Scobee Diner site in Little Neck.

Unhappy Housing Authority residents offered payment plan for new parking spots
Unhappy Housing Authority residents offered payment plan for new parking spots
Top Stories Melissa Chan 4/24/2013 at 2:42PM

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is offering an installment plan to ease parking rate hikes on burdened drivers. “Increases are a way of life, but if it’s falling on the residents, at least give us ample time to prepare for this increase,” said Craig Kinsey, president of the James A. Bland Resident Association. [...]

Flushing Commons finally moves forward
Flushing Commons finally moves forward
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 3/13/2013 at 1:16PM

The long-delayed Flushing Commons project is finally starting this fall, with accommodations for parking and small business, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has announced. The $850 million project, a decade in the making, got the green light Tuesday, March 12, and construction is planned to start later this year. The two-phase project [...]

LIC residents blame parking problems on Manhattanites
LIC residents blame parking problems on Manhattanites
Top Stories Alexa Altman 2/07/2013 at 9:04AM

Long Island City dwellers have circled the block for the last time. Residents of the rapidly-developing district, sick of searching for scarce parking, blame Manhattanites for using the neighborhood with lax street-side laws as their personal parking lot. “It’s a convenient place for those living or working in Manhattan to leave their cars for the [...]

Parkland at center of MLS stadium project
Parkland at center of MLS stadium project
News Terence M. Cullen 12/05/2012 at 11:01AM

Major League Soccer (MLS) officials presented plans for a 25,000-seat stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to the Queens Borough Board on Monday, December 3. But while the league promised the board that soccer would be a good neighbor to the community, questions arose regarding parking, access, replacement of the 10 to 13 acres of parkland [...]

Jackson Heights parking problem may get a solution
Jackson Heights parking problem may get a solution
News Alexa Altman 10/11/2012 at 8:45AM

Circling the block, searching for a parking spot and scrounging for quarters may become a thing of the past for drivers in Jackson Heights. The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) proposed PARK Smart plan promises to improve parking conditions by increasing time limits, upping prices and altering hours of operation in order to raise turnover rates [...]

Tennis Center parking plans not met with Love
Tennis Center parking plans not met with Love
News Terence M. Cullen 7/30/2012 at 8:34AM

Officials and advocates are currently volleying parking plans at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Designs for new structures to relieve parking problems at the center will not breach the area allocated to the U.S. Open rented from the city, a Tennis Association representative said. But park advocates say that any new, permanent construction [...]

Parking just got more pleasant
News Michael Pantelidis 4/13/2012 at 4:59PM

Newly approved legislation is providing drivers with peace of mind by curbing unfair parking fines. Councilmember James Gennaro joined community leaders and residents to celebrate the passage of a law requiring any parking ticket to be cancelled upon the presentation of a valid muni-meter receipt no later than five minutes after the violation is issued. [...]

Short-term parking announced in Long Island City
Short-term parking announced in Long Island City
News Steve Mosco 1/30/2012 at 3:38PM

Fed up with commuters using their neighborhood as a parking lot, residents and community leaders of Long Island City banded together with the Department of Transportation, (DOT) and announced the reduction of 12-hour parking meters. The new meter regulation, which accounts for 39 spots where Vernon Boulevard meets Borden Avenue, one block from the No. [...]