Real Estate

Monday, Dec. 26, 2011


Whitestone eatery plan breaks Franco’s pledge

After part of a block was rezoned over the summer to accommodate the expansion of the White House restaurant in Whitestone, plans submitted to the city for the new eatery showed the maximum occupancy would be twice as large as the developer had told the community. Comments (11).
Willets Point

Willets Point sewer hearing draws gripes

The city Economic Development Corp. held a second public information session Monday night about the impending sewer project in Willets Point, where representatives were grilled by a small number of people opposed to the project. Comment.

City shows gall in Willets sewer plan

In its mishandling of Willets Point, the city Economic Development Corp. has qualified for the Chutzpah Award of the Year. Comments (1).

Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011


Model train landscape features historic Queens icons

Captivated children and curious adults got to see landmarks from all over the city last week without having to leave Whitestone. Comment.

Operator sought for Forest Park carousel by city

The carousel in Forest Park has been shut for three years, but that may change soon after the city Parks Department announced last week it is requesting proposals for bids on the historic structure. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Queensboro Hill

Palace Diner will close doors at end of month

The Palace Diner, one of the last bastions of greasy-spoon fare in Queensboro Hill, will be closing Dec. 30 after nearly four decades of serving the community. Comments (20).

Indian center told to divulge info

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge last week gave the embattled Indian Cultural and Community Center one month to supply the state inspector general with information about the investors who helped purchase part of the Creedmoor Psychiatric Campus in Bellerose for $1.8 million in 2008. Comments (3).
South Ozone Park

Aqueduct racino opens 2nd floor of electronic gaming

Resorts World opened the doors of the second floor of its racino Friday that will allow players to dine in style and possibly break the bank. Comments (3).

Van Bramer wants to reform powerful city zoning agency

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) announced last week he was introducing four pieces of legislation dedicated to reforming the city Board of Standards and Appeals. Comment.
St. Albans

No more group homes: CB 12

The application of a possible group home in southeast Queens caused a huge stir during Community Board 12’s monthly meeting last week, after members protested the large number of shelters and other institutions in the area. Comment.

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