Get Involved With Civics

To The Editor: I think that most of us are aware of our elected officials and the job that they do on behalf of our communities. But we should also recognize the contribution that our community boards and civic associations make in affecting conditions in our neighborhoods. As a member of Community Board 11, I […]

Do Not Allow Illegal Conversions

To The Editor: Mayor de Blasio and other City officials are floating the idea of legalizing illegal basement apartments and other units as a way of dealing with the need for more affordable housing in our city. The outgoing chair of the City Planning Commission, Amanda Burden, has stated that we must accept an increase […]

Homeowner Protection

To the Editor: Sen. Tony Avella will be introducing legislation in the State Senate that would allow neighborhoods and other civic organizations, as well as individual homeowners, to register restrictive covenants and other types of deed restrictions with the New York City Dept. of Buildings. The DOB in turn would be required to inform homeowners […]

Honoring Marjorie

To The Editor: My good friend, Marjorie Ferrigno, passed away on Nov. 14. She was in her upper 90s. A founding member of the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association, she was an indefatigable advocate for city landmark designation of her beloved neighborhood. She was also a community and city activist and had been a member of the […]