Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Civic Scene

High rents are causing small businesses to close their doors

The civic associations of Queens have always had a good relationship with the small businesses which occupy the many strip malls in and near them. Too many small businesses in New York City are closing because of the exorbitantly high rents that landlords are asking when their old leases end. The Queens Civic Congress, an umbrella group of approximately 100 civic associations in Queens, has long been concerned about the small businesses which serve their communities. Comments (2)

Friday, March 18, 2016

Katz fights rezoning

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz supports affordable housing but wants the communities in Queens to have a greater role in the rezoning process to accomplish the mayor’s ambitious program. Comment
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