2010-09-15 E-Edition

Community Board #1 AGENDA

AGENDA REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING & PUBLIC HEARING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 7PM at THE ASTORIA WORLD MANOR, 25-22 ASTORIA BLVD., ASTORIA PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS: Board of Standards and Appeals 1) Cal. # 113-10-BZY – Premises 30-86  36 St.  An application to continue the development of a 4 story residential building in a formerly R6 zone,  rezoned to R5B. 2) Cal.#114-10-BZY […]

Armenians Of Bayside Celebrate Culture, History

The Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs at Oceania Street and the Horace Harding Expressway in Bayside, celebrated its annual street festival in observation of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 12.  The holiday commemorates the cross that was used in the crucifixion of Jesus.  The festivities commenced with a traditional procession of the Holy […]

Arts, Parks, Traffic Discussed At Board 1 Cabinet

The first Community Board 1 cabinet meeting of the new season brought in a lineup of speakers, including the new commander of the 114th Police Precinct. Representatives of the Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), Public Health Solutions and the city Departments of Transportation and Parks and Recreation all got in a few words and answered a few questions in the […]

‘Last Play At Shea’ Documentary Premieres At Citi Field

On August 21, fans came to Citi Field for an evening premiere of the documentary, “The Last Play At Shea”. The film, advertised as the largest outdoor movie presentation since 1919, chronicled the three-night, sold-out performance of Billy Joel’s concert at Shea Stadium in July  2008 before a combined 110,000 fans. “The Last Play At Shea”, produced by Steve Cohen […]

NYPD Summer Detail Keeps The Peace At Flushing Meadows

The same team of police and law enforcement agents that kept watch over the US Open Tennis Tournament kept people safe in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park this summer. Queens police officials said published reports charging the NYPD had pulled a summer detail of police from Flushing Meadows was erroneous. “It seems that someone passed off bad information,” police officials said. “We […]

Gillibrand Tours Crystal Windows Factory

United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) recently toured the Crystal Window & Door Systems primary production facility in College Point. With a 225,000-square-foot factory and 300 employees, Crystal is one of the largest manufacturers in the city of New York. During her factory tour Gillibrand viewed Crystal’s product display showroom, double- and triple-pane insulating glass fabrication and the assembly […]

Hardy Bugs Are Eating Up The Gulf Mess

The disaster in the Gulf has been plenty grim. I don’t envy paymaster Kenneth Feinberg, who has now taken over BP’s $20 billion compensation fund. Feinberg is no stranger to trying to compensate those who have lost much, including the families affected by September 11 and a somewhat lower-profile project to compensate victims of the shootings at Virginia Tech. But […]

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Hunt ‘Odd Couple’ In Cabbie Slay Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two suspects in the September 13 death of a livery cab driver. Police said Winston Frank, 56, died two hours after an angry female passenger pushed him from his white Lincoln Town Car. Police said Frank, who was locked into […]

New Traffic Patterns At Astoria Intersection

Motorists who travel through the maze of traffic at 31st Street and Hoyt Avenue in Astoria to reach the Grand Central Parkway, Astoria Boulevard or the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (Triborough Bridge) should pay special attention to new signage at the bustling intersection – where the city recently installed a series of new traffic patterns, signs and signals.  Drivers are […]