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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]