Police have stepped in to ease a daily parking problem outside a Fresh Meadows school that has frustrated parents and put students at risk for at least a year.
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.
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]