CB5 OK’s Ridgewood Zoning Change

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The proposed Woodward Avenue apartments in Ridgewood is one step closer to getting the green light. Community Board 5 voted 28-11 for a zoning change that would allow developers to build a 90,000-square-foot residential building at 176 Woodward Ave., between Troutman and Starr streets near Linden Hill Cemetery. There had […]

‘Fight The Blight’ Against Inappropriate Housing

At a recent Mid-Queens Community Council meeting, FightTheBlightQueens@gmail.com was introduced. The email’s purpose is to give citizens a chance to identify the addresses of inappropriate, out-of-character recent home construction in their neighborhoods. These houses would then be forwarded to the City Planning Commission. Councilman Peter Koo’s (D-Flushing) chief-of-staff, Jonathan Chung, is leading the effort at […]

Push to Create Liberty Ave. BID Begins

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A local community leader is spearheading a project that hopes to give Liberty Avenue its own Business Improvement District. Although other major corridors in Queens, like Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven, Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood and Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica have their own Business Improvement Districts, the same cannot be said […]