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Senator Tony Avella has introduced his Architectural District Bill to allow for the creation and recognition of architectural districts statewide. I urge every member to write letters to: Senator John J. Flanagan Leader NYS Senate 260 Middle County Road Suite 102 Smithtown, NY 11787 Flanagan@nysenate.gov And Senator Jeffrey D. Klein 1250 Waters Place Suite 1202 […] Read More

A standing room only ceremony was recently held at the McGoldrick Library to celebrate the unveiling of a plaque honoring namesake Father Edward F. McGoldrick who was instrumental in getting the library established almost a century ago. BFHA member and St. Andrew Avellino Parish historian Joe Brostek worked for almost two years to have the […] Read More

From Queens Examiner: With city elections approaching, Broadway-Flushing residents got a chance to hear from four Democratic candidates vying for two northeast Queens City Council seats. At the Broadway-Flushing Homeowner Association’s Candidates Night on Thursday, incumbents Paul Vallone and Peter Koo largely defended their accomplishments in elected office, while challengers Paul Graziano and Alison Tan, […] Read More

From the Times Ledger: The Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association held a candidates night last week for City Council members and their challengers to speak about prostitution, landmarking and traffic in the districts they want to represent. City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) spoke about crime while his opponent, land use expert Paul Graziano, discussed how he is […] Read More

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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