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From Queens Chronicle: With their Democratic primary challengers arguing the opposite, Councilmen Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) and Peter Koo (D-Flushing) each made his case for why he should be re-elected last Thursday at a candidates’ night organized by the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association and the Station Road Civic Association at The Church on the Hill. Vallone pointed […] Read More

From the Queens Tribune: City Council candidates for the 19th district discussed everything from development to quality of life issues during a “candidates night” at the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners’ Association meeting on June 22. Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) is defending his seat from city planner and activist Paul Graziano. Vallone argued that his district had grown […] Read More

From the Queens Tribune: The New York Community Aviation Roundtable’s LaGuardia Committee elected its executive officers at its June 21 meeting, making a significant step forward in the roundtable’s otherwise unsteady take-off. At its first meeting in April, the LaGuardia Committee was stalled since it lacked a quorum and was unable to elect officers. But […] Read More

From QNS.com: Flushing residents rallied against a single-family home with some controversial floor plans and in support of a bill to protect their historic neighborhood last week. State Senator Tony Avella, local stakeholders and community leaders gathered in front of 33-05 157th St. on May 18 to protest reported plans to build an eight bedroom, 10 […] Read More

From Queens Chronicle: According to state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), the gargantuan two-story house going up at 33-05 157 St. in Broadway-Flushing resembles “a barracks or a hotel more than a one-family home.” Plans for the building show that it will have eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms when finished, numbers much higher than most houses […] Read More

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From the Queens Examiner: Residents in Flushing are getting increasingly frustrated with a lack of details about a one-family, eight-bedroom home under construction at the corner of 157th Street and 33rd Avenue. Plans for the home also call for ten bathrooms, and residents are concerned that will result in eight en suites with two extra […] Read More

From the Queens Tribune: An incoming Broadway-Flushing house is raising alarm for neighbors, who fear that the eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom structure is not in character with the neighborhood. Neighbors became concerned that the building’s occupancy had changed after learning that the original plans, which called for a single-family house, had been amended. State Sen. Tony Avella […] Read More

Move seeks to improve efforts to mitigate aircraft noise over Queens and other impacted communities WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to better mitigate excessive airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) reintroduced legislation that would take the job of combating aircraft noise away from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and instead provide the responsibility […] Read More

From QChron: When Gov. Cuomo in January announced his $10 billion proposal to rebuild and revitalize much of John F. Kennedy International Airport, comparatively little attention was paid to his desire to lift if not eliminate a cap on flight slots into and out of JFK. The governor said it is necessary to maximize JFK’s […] Read More

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