Astoria Times

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Jackson Heights

Peralta distributes $50K for libraries

In the midst of a prominent campaign by the Queens Public Library for private donations so the institution can buy new books, representatives of the system recognized one of their largest donors Friday. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Moya sounds warning on illegal apts.

Getting a low-rent apartment in a basement or attic might seem like a bargain, but state Assemblyman Francisco Moya’s (D-Jackson Heights) office and the city Department of Buildings took to the streets last Thursday to try to teach people that their converted dwelling may not just be illegal, but dangerous. Comment.
Astoria Times

Correction Dept. tells Astoria civic of Rikers upgrade

Astoria residents have long been concerned about the situation at Rikers Island, the prison only accessible by road through the neighborhood, so city Department of Corrections Commissioner Dora Schriro visited the United Community Civic Association last Thursday to update residents on the prison’s renovation. Comment.
Astoria Times

CB 2 OKs rezoning of two communities

Eateries on Queens Boulevard can pull out their chairs and their tables. Comment.
Astoria Times

Pols, activists fight against asphalt plant

On a pothole-ridden, almost hidden road near the Queens-Brooklyn border in Long Island City, elected officials and activists protested last Thursday a planned asphalt plant that they said would bring trucks into an overburdened area and had received permits without the community’s input. Comment.

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