Parkway Hospital Up For Sale Again

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Parkway Hospital is back on the auction block. The Forest Hills building that used to house the hospital will be up for sale again, in an auction scheduled for July 11, according to PropertyShark.com, a real estate database website. Earlier this year, the company that was bidding on the property, […]

Residents Call For Pot Cove Affordable Housing

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer At a Community Board 1 public hearing Tuesday night, Astoria residents voiced a number of concerns regarding Alma Realty’s rezoning application for the development of Pot Cove, also known as Astoria Cove. Chief among these concerns was the amount of affordable housing units planned for the development. Alma Realty has […]

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 […]