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Broadway Flushing was saddened to learn that Joe Brostek had passed away on March 25.

The Brostek family sent an email to the executive committee, which follows this message below and outlines the arrangements at this time.  There are suggestions in it for donations in his memory.

As many of us are aware, Joe was a tireless advocate for the preservation of our neighborhood.  He became an active member decades ago and worked with Marge and Nick Ferrigno to recruit speakers, write letters to city administrators, and organize meetings which benefited the entire area.

Our Association was hardly his only avocation.  Joe was also involved with the Queens Historical Society, St. Andrew Avellino Church, and the Queens College Alumni Association.  As a longtime resident of Flushing, he had the institutional intelligence to imagine events and programs, do them successfully, and report on them to the local press – usually accompanied by his own photos.

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BFHA is aware of a recent (2/13/20) misleading and inaccurate item in the digital press, wherein the writer did not interview any officer or member of the association.

The Association does not litigate in cyberspace. It will seek lawful remedies and respond to inquiries in appropriate forums.

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109th Precinct Build the Block meeting at St. Andrew Avellino 12/10/19

Sgt. Pilla, Kevin Morris, Joseph Brostek, Officer Thomas Dean, Office Mike Patronzio


Ms. LaRocca grew up in the neighborhood and she spoke fondly about returning to her roots before describing her department’s role. She outlined its responsibilities and the many challenges it faces. Compliance with building codes, enforcing zoning restrictions, assuring workers’ safety and providing appropriate training are primary. The Commissioner said they have to respond to many thousands of complaints, especially about illegal conversions, unsafe building practices and unlicensed work.



BFHA President Kevin Morris, Deputy Inspector Keith Shine from the 109th Precinct, Gary Chin NY Regional Representative of American Red Cross and Communications Chair Joseph Brostek. Great meeting, we covered BFHA business, police update and home preparedness.






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