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Civics urge Mormons to build on own Flushing lot

Posted by Joe Anuta in Borough President, City Offices on February 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

Flushing residents and civic associations want to know why the Mormon church is intent on constructing a chapel on 33rd Avenue that exceeds zoning regulations when it could build one on the land it already owns downtown. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has drawn the ire of Flushing civic associations for its [...]

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College Pt. spa plan gets Avella’s support

Posted by Joe Anuta in Borough President, City Offices, District 11, State Senate on January 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

The man who wants to open a new spa in the College Point Corporate Park got the backing of state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) last week, and the lawmaker questioned why the proposal was ever denied by both Community Board 7 and the borough president in the first place. “I thought it was a good [...]

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Beep rejects College Pt. spa

Posted by Joe Anuta in Borough President, City Offices on December 29, 2011 | No Comments

Borough President Helen Marshall gave two thumbs down to plans for another spa in College Point last week. The borough president decided not to approve plans to build the New York Spa of College Point, a two-story relaxation hub envisioned by property owner Kwang Nam Park that would go up in the neighborhood’s corporate park. [...]

Facebook group hints at Comrie run for borough president

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Borough President, City Council, City Offices, District 27 on December 22, 2011 | No Comments

The citywide elections may be less than two years away, but that hasn’t stopped a group of mysterious supporters from pushing Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) to be Queens’s next leader. A Facebook group called “Leroy Comrie for Queens Borough President in 2013” was launched this week and there were eight members as of Thursday [...]

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Jax Hts park marks 200th conversion from schoolyard in city

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Borough President, City Council, City Offices, District 25, Mayor on December 8, 2011 | No Comments

Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited Jackson Heights, the neighborhood most starved for park space in Queens, last week to celebrate the upcoming opening of PS 69’s student-designed playground, which comes complete with a human sundial and rock wall with “fossils.” The playground is the 200th schoolyard in the city to be converted to an open space [...]

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PS 48 students celebrate new school building

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Borough President, City Offices, District 10, State Senate on October 20, 2011 | No Comments

Students at PS/IS 48 in Jamaica have been yearning for a school building where they did not have to share a single room in which to eat, play and assemble and this year their wishes were granted. The young learners joined their teachers and elected officials at the school’s new building Friday to celebrate their [...]