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. [...]


Van Bramer wants to reform powerful city zoning agency

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 26, District 34 on December 22, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) announced last week he was introducing four pieces of legislation dedicated to reforming the city Board of Standards and Appeals. The councilman said the BSA, which he calls a “bogus agency,” regularly ignores community protests against out-of-character developments and dismisses community board recommendations to satisfy the wants of developers. [...]


Bill gives neighbors a voice

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Borough President, City Council, City Offices, District 11, District 19, State Senate on August 25, 2011 | No Comments

As the city Board of Standards and Appeals waits to reconvene the hearing involving a Bayside Hills home next month, City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) has introduced two pieces of legislation designed to give the community more recourse on uncharacteristic development. Halloran said the bills were partly inspired by the BSA process for the home [...]

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Avella slams developer of Bayside Hills lot

Posted by Rich Bockmann in City Council, City Offices, District 11, District 19, State Senate on March 31, 2011 | No Comments

Residents of Bayside Hills stood on the lawn of a small corner lot at 50-20 216th St. Sunday to protest a variance application that if approved by the city Board of Standards & Appeals, would allow for a second home to be built on the property. State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and City Councilman Dan [...]