Shelter Site Environmentally Safe

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The City will move forward with a proposed homeless shelter in Glendale. Many residents and local officials opposed to the shelter have said in the past that the building is not the right location for the shelter because of possible chemical remnants left at the site. The building was a […]

Encourage Smoke-Free Housing

To The Editor: On Monday, June 9, Queens Community Board 7 passed a resolution that originated in the CB 7 Health Committee that encouraged owners and landlords of new multi-family housing to create smokefree housing units and to establish a smokefree environment in the developments wherever possible. This resolution is not a statement suggesting that […]

Sunnyside Wary About FDNY Facility

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer At the Community Board 2 monthly meeting last week, Sunnyside residents expressed trepidation about an FDNY plan to house spare vehicles on the vacant lot next to Lou Lodati playground. These concerns were echoed by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) on Tuesday. The FDNY applied to purchase this property – […]

Queens CBs Lose Members As Board Year Begins

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer As the new Community Board year begins this month, some long-time members have been asked not to return, leaving those members frustrated and confused as to why they are no longer on their boards. After elections in March and early April, each member has to resubmit paperwork asking to be […]

CB 5 Opposes Knockdown Center Liquor License

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The Knockdown Center has applied for its liquor license and Community Board 5 was not shy about its opposition last week. The Maspeth-based arts center is attempting to get a cabaret liquor license for the establishment. State Liquor Authority records show that the establishment applied for the license on March […]

Racist Remarks Could Oust CB 9 Member

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A Community Board 9 member could be kicked off the board for allegedly making anti-Semitic comments towards three other board members. CB 9 will vote at their next meeting, on Nov. 12, to possibly remove Sam Esposito from the board for cause. Esposito is accused of making anti-Semitic remarks to […]

CB 5 KO’s Knockdown Center Liquor License

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A controversial Maspeth establishment had its liquor license application rejected by Community Board 5 last week. The Knockdown Center, based on Flushing Avenue in Maspeth, will not be able to sell alcohol for now, as its application was voted down by CB 5 at its last meeting. CB 5 refused […]