Plans for Ridgewood Theater Approved

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Plans are moving forward to turn the historic Ridgewood Theater into apartments. According to records filed on the Dept. of Buildings website, plans were approved last week for part of the former theater to be converted to 50 apartment units. More than 37,000-square-feet in the five-story building will be used […]

CB5 Discusses Ridgewood Penthouse Proposal

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A developer has proposed a three-story penthouse near the radioactive site in Ridgewood that is up for Superfund Status. Community Board 5 held a public hearing, during its regular monthly meeting last week on a proposal to build the luxury apartments just blocks away from the former Wolff-Alport chemical company […]

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 […]

Funding For IBZs Currently Not Included In Budget

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The funding for the Industrial Business Zones is currently not in the City’s budget, leaving uncertainty for IBZs like those in Maspeth and Ridgewood. The Mayor’s budget eliminates a $1 million allocation for the program, which is a designated area for manufacturing businesses and jobs and is not rezoned for […]