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Fall 2022 Newsletter

President  Liz Nacinovich
Immediate Past President  Kevin Morris
Vice President  Janet McCreesh
Vice President Diane Arfsten
Treasurer  Karen Barbieri
Recording Secretary Erin Carrozzo
Corresponding Secretary Kurt Nickel
Member  Anne Marie Devlin
Member  Frances Buckley
Member George Zbravos


Dear Members,
I hope that everyone has had a restful and fun filled summer. Although we haven’t been in touch since June, the volunteer officers of the BFHA have been diligently working behind the scenes to ensure the viability of our lovely neighborhood. Here are just a few highlights of our work this summer:
  • In late June we worked with our legal counsel and the homeowners of the property at 157-05 35th Avenue to bring the plans for the home being constructed into compliance with the RF Covenant. As part of the agreement, the BFHA petitioned the court to lift the RO imposed and the homeowners agreed to reimburse the association for legal fees incurred.
  • In July, I attended 2 virtual meetings: CM Paladino’s Bowne Park Town Hall with the Commissioner of the Parks Dept. and a meeting of the LGA Airport Committee of the NYCAR where I presented a statement on behalf of the members of the BFHA.
  • In late August I contacted the office of Sen. John Liu regarding the overgrown bioswales in the area. Within days the DEP had remedied the situation.
  • The Zoning Committee, headed by Janet McCreesh, has continued to file complaints with the DOB regarding local zoning violations.
  • Members of the board have been in contact with local real estate agents to ensure that prospective property owners know the zoning and/or covenant restrictions that exist on certain properties up for sale in the neighborhood.
  • We have been in contact with CM Paladino’s office regarding many quality of life issues in the neighborhood.
Read on for more details on these and other important issues. As always, if you have a problem that you need addressed, don’t hesitate to send an email toPresident@BroadwayFlushing.org . We will attempt to help you or put you in contact with the right authorities. Please note that it is very helpful if you file a complaint via 311 prior to alerting us. With a complaint number we can follow up on your issue with the proper agency.
I hope to see you all at our next general membership meeting! Until then, stay safe!
Liz Nacinovich
31st President
Once again, the BFHA in conjunction with the BPCA held a fun day of friendship and music in Bowne Park on Sunday, September 18. The event was sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Kim and featured the music of the Vic Vincent Band. A fun time was had by all!





On October 2nd, VP Janet McCreesh represented the BFHA at the Queens Civic Congress Legislative Convention Luncheon 2022. As part of the program, the QCC awarded their 2022 Civic Achievement Awards. One of this year’s recipients was friend of the BFHA, Paul Graziano. Janet had the honor of introducing Paul for his award. (Pictured below from left Janet McCreesh, Paul Graziano, Jim Trent, Kevin Forrestal and Warren Schrieber)



The next General Meeting of the Broadway Flushing Homeowners’ Association will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 7:30 PM in the cafeteria of St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy (35-50 158 Street)We have invited State Senator John Liu and Assemblyman Ed Braunstein to join us as featured speakers. We are also hoping to have our NCO’s Petronzio & Lissi as well as Commanding Officer DI Hall from the 109th precinct join us. It is sure to be an informative evening and it is always a good opportunity to connect with neighbors over light refreshments. Please plan to join us and bring a friend!



The annual Bowne Park Tree and Menorah Lighting will take place onSunday, December 18 at 4:30 PM.




 NCO Petronzio and NCO Lissi from the 109th PCT held their quarterly Build the Block Meeting with the community via Zoom on September 27, 2022. Among the many things that were discussed were the following:
  • If you see something, say something. Call 911 whenever necessary. If it is a non-emergency, call 311. Remember: you can remain anonymous!
  • Remove all valuables from your car and lock your car doors and windows. Remove your keys and park in well-lit areas.
  • Enroll your vehicle in the CAT Program (Combat Auto Theft).
  • Keep the windows and doors in your home locked at all times. If you have an alarm system keep it armed.
  • Schedule a security assessment of your home with the 109th Crime Prevention Officer (PO Burger 917-863-2815).
  • Only carry the minimum amount of money and valuables that you need when traveling. Make every effort not to travel alone.
  • If you are the victim of a robbery comply with directions for your safety and call 911 when safe with a detailed description.
  • Do not leave packages unattended. Ship them to your place of employment or a local shipping center.
  • While crime is up citywide from 2021, it is not at a level that some would have you believe. Citizen and Ring apps can artificially inflate the perception of more crime.
  • Call, text or email our NCO’s with any complaints or concerns
       NCO Petronzio at Michael.Petronzio@nypd.org cell: 929-383-4567
       NCO Lisi at Andrew.Lisi@nypd.org cell: 929-428-6738.





CAC has estimated for the roadway restoration to be completed by the end of the year. This is due to the fact CAC will have to stop roadway restoration to continue installing curbs, sidewalks, and driveway aprons on 33rd Ave. Between 159th St. and 157th St. After all curbs and the roadway is completed, CAC will then work on punch list items which will include adding topsoil and seeding to the lawns (CAC does ask homeowners to water their own lawns so they can grow properly), stripping, caulking the sidewalks, painting the steel face curbs, and fire hydrants. Once all of this is completed CAC will remove the tree guards.
Anyone with any questions or concerns can reach out directly to Ms. James:
Latisha James,
Community Construction Liaison (CCL)
Infra. Upgrades Along 33rd Ave. & Vicinity
200-20 44th Ave, 1st FL. Bayside, NY 11361
(347) 235-0412



Curbside Composting will be available to ALL residents in Queens starting
Oct. 3, 2022. No sign-up is required.
Your compost collection day will be the same as your recycling day!









NY State Senate Bill S311 is a bill sponsored by Senator John Liu codifying the LaGuardia Perimeter Rule, an existing restriction that bars nonstop flights beyond 1,500 miles to and from La Guardia Airport. The codification of the bill would ensure that northeast Queens residents would be free from the noise caused by heavier planes used for long-haul flights. The BFHA joins with the members of the NYCAR in sending a big thank you to Senator John Liu and Assemblyman Ed Braunstein for taking the lead on this issue. The bill has passed the Senate and is waiting in the Assembly.



Order a plaque for your home or as a gift for your neighbor. If you would like to order a plaque, please visit our website and select “Order a Plaque” This will take you directly to the manufacturer who has given a 10% discount for all Broadway-Flushing Plaques. If you need help installing your plaque reach out to us because we know who the “handy” neighbors are and they would love to help you!



If you have not yet sent in your dues, now would be a great time to do so. You can do this by clicking below, or go towww.broadwayflushing.org/membership-application. We accept Paypal. Remember, there is strength in numbers!

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