Seinfeld bids farewell to CB11

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Susan Seinfeld received recognition from the community on Monday at the last meeting she would attend as district manager of Community Board 11.

Councilmen Barry Grodenchik (D-Oakland Gardens) and Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) offered her a plaque in honor of her 13 years of service to the community. The much-loved leader of the district has been known for her approachability and fair attitude toward the issues facing the neighborhoods she has served.

“The job of district manager, and all of you who serve on the community board know this, is one of the toughest jobs in government,” Grodenchik said. “I dare to say that it is in some ways tougher than being mayor of the City of New York, because as mayor you have power, you can order around commissioners. District managers have to survive on their own wiles and it is a very difficult job to get city bureaucracy to move in the direction that you want it to.”

Vallone acknowledged Seinfeld’s ability to guide projects and team efforts with efficiency.

Seinfeld said she would remain involved in the community and enjoyed serving, but looks forward to being able to focus on family.

She was honored the following night at the 111th Precinct’s Medal Day Awards ceremony, where she was presented with the Community Service award.

Seinfeld’s last day as district manager will be June 30.

Reach reporter Mark Hallum by e-mail at or by phone at (718) 260–4564.

Updated 9:36 am, June 14, 2017
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Tom from Queens says:
What has she done exactly other than sell out the community to developers and commercial interests at the expense of the community? Little Neck in particular where she didn't so much as make an effort to notify the community about the plans for the old Leviton plant and made a half baked effort to notify people about the new giant Northshore facility. I wonder what kind of kickbacks she got for trying to slide that by everyone.
June 14, 2017, 10:07 am
John from Little Neck says:
You are an imbecile Tom. She frequently notified the community well before construction/renovations began for the Leviton Plant plus the new Northwell Laboratory. Also, both developments were built as-of-right. Her notification to the community was as a courtesy, and outside of her responsibility. Yet, she still did so. Shame on you for your remarks while you hide behind you keyboard.
June 14, 2017, 10:58 am
Tom from Queens says:
Ha, sure, meanwhile over half the People in the neighborhood didn't know anything until a giant wall went up. Her attempts to notify the community about the northwell lab were just as pathetic and ineffectual. So apparently it's a courtesy to notify your constituents that a company is building a giant plant/office/lab in your neighborhood with the potential to significantly impact the quality of life, you hear that people?

CB11, a community board that apparently doesn't actually serve the community, because things they SHOULD be doing, are actually just "courtesies".

You accuse me of hiding behind a keyboard yet you're calling people names on the internet lol. Sorry tough guy.
June 14, 2017, 2:41 pm
Tom from Queens says:
Let me repeat, according to the genius John, it is a COURTESY, that your community board notify you of any major impending changes with the potential to significantly impact the quality of life (and property values for that matter) in your neighborhood. A courtesy that the community board serve the community.
June 14, 2017, 2:46 pm
how about the bikes from queens says:
Despite complaints, numerous men and women daily ride their bikes on the sidewalks, narrowly missing children and adults exiting from buses or stores. Often they do it to ride the wrong way on the LIE service road. Enough, get them where they belong.
June 14, 2017, 3:38 pm

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