Community Board 2, Queens
Serving the Communities of Long Island City, Sunnyside,
Woodside and Maspeth
   
 

 

 

Welcome to Community Board 2, Queens 

 To report complaints, email CB 2 at qn02@cb.nyc.gov

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 Please visit the calendar section for information about Community Board 2 Meeting Agendas

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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
 
 
REGARDING A PROPOSED
ON PREMISES LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION

BY
 
BELLWETHER LIC CORP D/B/A THE GANTRY LIC AT
47-02 VERNON BOULEVARD, LONG ISLAND CITY, NY
 
 
 
Date:               WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015
 
Time:              7:00 PM
 
Place:              NY IRISH CENTER
10-40 JACKSON AVENUE (DOWNSTAIRS CONFERENCE ROOM)
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101
 
 
 
COMMUNITY BOARD 2 HAS SCHEDULED A PUBLIC MEETING WITH RESPECT TO A PROPOSED APPLICATION BY BELLWETHER LIC CORP. D/B/A THE GANTRY, LIC FOR AN ON PREMISES LIQUOR LICENSE AT PREMISES AT 47-02 VERNON BOULEVARD, LONG ISLAND CITY, NY.
 
 
THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT, AND ANY INTERESTED PARTIES MAY SPEAK AND OFFER COMMENT WITH RESPECT TO THIS MATTER FOR UP TO THREE (3) MINUTES. WRITTEN STATEMENTS MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED.
 
 
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE.
 
Cscpsc 04/08/2015
 

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Important Notice
Greenpoint Avenue Bridge over Newtown Creek
On Saturday, April 11, 2015 between 7:00 am and 10:00 am, the NYC Department of Transportation Division of Bridges will close one lane at a time in both directions on Greenpoint Avenue Bridge over Newtown Creek (John Jay Byrne Bridge) to repair navigation lights.  At least one lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times.

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KOSCIUSZKO BRIDGE PROJECT
TRAVEL ADVISORY

TRAVEL LANE CLSOURES ON EASTBOUND BROOKLYN-QUEENS EXPRESSWAY (BQE)

During Nightime Hours, Starting March 23, 2015

Motorists are advised that the New York State Department of Transportation will be closing travel lanes on the eastbound (Queens-bound) Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) at night, starting on Monday, March 23, 2015 after the evening rush hour, weather permitting, and continuing for approximately (5) weeks.  As part of NYSDOT's $555 million investment to construct Phase I of the new Kosciuszko Bridge, the contractor will be installing a concrete barrier, fencing and a debris shield on the eastbound BQE in order to create a work zone for the project.
The center and right travel lanes in the eastbound direction, starting after Exit 33 (McGuinness Boulevard/Humboldt Street) and ending before Exit 35 (Long Island Expressway/48th Street), will be closed between 12:01 am and 5:00 am for approximately two (2) weeks.  For approximately three (3) weeks thereafter, one (1) travel lane (the right lane) will be closed from 10:30 pm to 5:00 am (Monday-Thursday nights) and from 11:00 pm Friday nights to 6:00 am Saturday mornings.
All travel lanes will reopen in time for the daily morning rush hour.

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Replacement of Combined Sewer in Calamus Avenue

Calamus Avenue between 74th Street and 69th Street & 69th Street between Calamus Avenue and Queens Boulevard

Project # SE-814

The New York City Department of Design and Construction is managing a capital consruction project, along Calamus Avenue between 74th Street and 69th Street and on 69th Street between Calamus Avenue and Queens Boulevard.  DDC will replace distribution water mains, reconstruct combined sewer, and install new catch basin, manholes, chambers and roadway resurfacing.  The project is anticipated to be completed by Fall 2016.

Work Scheduled January/February 2015
Tree Removal on Calamus Avenue and 69th Street

Utility Poles relocation on Calamus Avenue and 69th Street

Water main installation on Calamus Avenue betweeen 70th Street and 69th Street

Water Main installation on 69th Street between Calamus AVenue and Garfield Avenue

Work Completed to Date
Water Main installation on Calamus AVenue between 74th Street and 70th Street

Tree pruning and removal.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

ED KOCH QUEENSBORO BRIDGET

QUEENS-BOUND LOWER ROADWAY

The NYC Department of Transportation Division of Bridges is continuing lane closures on the Queens-bound Lower Roadway of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge for repair of the wearing surface.  One lane will be closed Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 5:00 am, and Saturday, 1:00 am to 10:00 am through June 7.

One lane will remain open to traffic at all times.  Variable message signs will be installed to alert motorists.  Scheduling will be coordinated to avoid conflicts with work on the Queens-bound Upper Roadway.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

Queens-Bound Upper Roadway

 

The NYC Department of Transportation Division of Bridges will continue to close one Queens-bound lane on the Upper Roadway of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge one or two nights a week through May 30 for steel truss repair.  The closures will be in effect from 12:01 am until 5:00 am.  One lane will remain open to traffic at all times.

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DRIVE 25 ITS THE LAW

THE SPEED LIMIT IS CHANGING TO 25 MPH, UNLESS OTHERWISE POSTED ON NOVEMBER 7, 2014.

DRIVERS WHO DRIVE 25 MPH OR SLOWER ARE BETTER ABLE TO AVOID CRASHES.

PEDESTRIANS WHO ARE STRUCK BY VEHICLES TRAVELING AT 25 MPH ARE HALF AS LIKELY TO DIE AS PEDESTRIANS WHO ARE STRUCK BY VEHICLES AT 30 MPH.

FOR A SAFER NYC SPEED LIMIT 25

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STREET ACTIVITY PERMIT ON-LINE APPLICATIONS.

SAPO launched E-apply, the online system which allows applicants to submit applications online and pay processing fees by credit card. If you wish to apply for a street activity visit www.nyc.gov/sapo.  Please note that PETITIONS AND DIAGRAMS MUST BE PROVIDED TO COMMUNITY BOARD 2 BEFORE ANY PERMITS CAN BE APPROVED.

 

 
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Important Notice 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Construction (MTACC) and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) are currently constructing a project to bring new LIRR passenger service directly into Grand Central Terminal (GCT), augmenting the service already provided to Penn Station. This project, which is known as the East Side Access (ESA) Project, will route the LIRR through new track connections in Queens to new tunnels under Sunnyside Yard and into the existing 63rd Street Tunnel under the East River, which has space for two tracks reserved for ESA. In Manhattan, the tunnel route will extend from the existing 63rd Street Tunnel terminus at 2nd Avenue and East 63rd Street, curve south under Park Avenue at 61st Street, pass below the 60th Street tunnels of the N and R subway, stay deep below the Metro-North tunnels as they approach GCT, enter a new terminal under GCT, and extend along Park Avenue to approximately 37th Street.  Additional information on the project is available at www.mta.info/capconstr/esas/index.html.

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  Message from the Chair Joseph Conley
Welcome to the Community Board 2 Queens website. As the Chairman of the Board, I have the privilege to serve Community Board 2 along with approximately 49 volunteer residents who reside or work in the communities of Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, and a portion of Maspeth.

 

The Community Board advises the City Government on zoning matters, recommends budget initiatives and works with New York City agencies to solve the concerns brought before us by the members of our community. 

 

The Community Board represents the residents and businesses of our community in conjunction with the interests of the Borough of Queens and the City. Please feel free to comment on our website and how we can improve our services to you. You may contact the Board office at (718) 533-8773 with your concerns.

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Message from the District Manager, Debra Markell Kleinert

 

As the District Manager of CB 2, I am privileged to work along side a dedicated staff, devoted and long time Chairman, Joseph Conley, committed Board Members and a reliable team of District Service Cabinet representatives. We all work together to insure that city services are provided to insure the safety and quality of life of area residents remains at its highest caliber.

 

Each month, the Board conducts a District Service Cabinet Meeting on the 4th Wednesday of each month. These meetings provide important updates and follow up on the delivery of city services.

 

I welcome residents and business owners to contact the board office for assistance. 

 

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Community Board 2, Queens.
43-22 50th st Woodside NY 11377
(718)-533-8773

 
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