Forest Hills Ledger

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015


CB5 rejects Yeshiva expansion application

Community Board 5 will recommend that the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals deny an application from the United Talmudical Seminary in Glendale for a zoning variance to expand its building. Comment

Solution to Queens Blvd. safety is over our heads

I have an idea about Queens Boulevard, the “Boulevard of Death.” How about the city building an overpass at both Yellowstone Boulevard and Union Turnpike? That would be better for seniors and children, as well as for other people, to walk on, instead of crossing the street and running the risk of getting killed before they get across the street. Comments (2)

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015


Queens Tourism Council gets $100K grant

For a third consecutive year, state Assemblywoman Margaret M. Markey (D-Maspeth), who chairs the Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts, and Sports Development, has allocated $100,000 of her fiscal 2016 budget to the Queens Tourism Council. Comment

Former mideast envoy comes to Y

Veteran U.S. diplomat Dennis Ross will speak in Forest Hills on Sunday, Oct 25 at 3 p.m. at the 19th Dennis Ross Annual Author’s Cafe of the Central Queens Y. Ross has for 30 years been one of the leading figures in Mideast peace negotiations, shaping the course of modern history in the region. Ross will speak about his new book, Doomed to Success, which tells the inside story of the fraught relationship between the United States and Israel. Ross was lead U.S. negotiator in many of the most important peace negotiations under both Republican and Democratic presidents. Ross is currently a Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Distinguished Professor at Georgetown University. Comment

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015


Affordable housing plan affects available parking

At a presentation by the city’s Department of City Planning Monday, meant to push forward the mayor’s affordable housing plan, Queens community board heads voiced exasperation over zoning proposals that could potentially lead to the loss of parking space in subsidized housing near public transit. Comment

Thomas Ognibene laid to rest

The late City Councilman Tom Ognibene was a physically imposing man, but Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) never saw him as such. Rather for Ulrich, Ognibene “was not a towering figure — he often lowered himself to pick others up.” Comments (1)

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015


Community board heads upset over affordable housing for seniors

Borough community board heads were outraged over the potential loss of parking spaces Tuesday at the city’s Department of City Planning presentation on the proposed zoning text amendments needed to push forward the mayor’s affordable housing plan for seniors. Comment



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