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douglaston.civic.association@gmail.com

PO Box 630222, Douglaston, NY 11363

MEMBERSHIP

BREAKING NEWS

The Douglaston Civic Association membership dues are due for 2022. If you have not already done so, please take the time to send in your $25 annual household dues and any arrears for 2020.

Mail to:
Douglaston Civic Association
Marie Marsina, Treasurer
PO Box 630222
Douglaston, NY 11363-0222

OR

Pay your $25 membership dues with PayPal
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MAY 16, 2022

WRITE YOUR OBJECTIONS TO THE BORO PRESIDENT, COUNCIL MEMBER PALADINO AND LINDA LEE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Virtual Public Hearing will be held by the Borough President of Queens, Donovan Richards, on Thursday May 19, 2022 starting at 9:30 a.m. The public hearing will be streamed live at www.queensbp.org.

Hearing will include the following item :

 

CD 11 – ULURP #210394 ZMQ – IN THE MATTER OF an application submitted by Akerman LLP on behalf of Kenfa Madison LLC pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter for an amendment of the Zoning Map, Section No. 11a, establishing within an existing R1-2 District a C2-2 District bounded by Northern Boulevard, 234th Street, a northwesterly boundary line of a Park (Alley Park) and its northeasterly prolongation, a northeasterly boundary line of a Park (Alley Park), a northwesterly boundary line of a Park (Alley Park), and the northwesterly prolongation of a former Park boundary line, Borough of Queens, Community District 11.

Those who wish to testify may preregister for virtual speaking time by visiting www.queensbp.org/landuse and submitting their contact information through the preregistration link. After preregistering, the speaker will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate in the virtual public hearing. Preregistration for speaking time can also be arranged by calling (718) 286-3000 between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. prior to the date of the hearing.


Written testimony is welcome from those who are unable to testify virtually. All written testimony must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2022 and may be submitted by e-mail to planning@queensbp.org or by conventional mail sent to the Office of the Queens Borough President at 120-55 Queens Boulevard - Room 226, Kew Gardens, NY 11424.

NOTE: Individuals requesting Sign Language Interpreters and/or ADA Accessibility Accommodations should contact the Borough President’s Office, (718) 286-2860, or email vgarvey@queensbp.org no later than FIVE BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING.

For Consideration
CB #11 Action – Public Hearing – May 2, 2022 – Disapproved 0 – 40 – 3
 

April 25, 2022

POLICE REPORT UPDATE. 111 B

As of now the car break-ins are still steady. There have been at least 3 Catalytic converter thefts in the past week in our sector, so that seems to be coming back again.

 

There were 2 burglaries, one had a "forced basement door" antoher had a broken lock...neither had property removed.

I'm sure you heard the bank robber/robbers were arrested and have already been released.

111 Pct. BUILD THE BLOCK Meeting with Coordination Police Officers is scheduled for May 10th, at 6:30pm.

Click here for more details

 

March 15, 2022

A message from the 111th Precinct regarding a burglary on March 7th at St. Sarkis Church

Please Be advised:
There was a burglary at St. Sarkis church on Monday March 7th at 1:45am.
Click here for the Wanted Flyer showing 2 perpetrators for distribution to your members. They were also seen in the area on cameras looking into vehicles and attempting to remove license plates. 

I will follow up later this week with an overall crime recap....spoiler warning, GLA's are continuing to happen. Please advise your members not to manually warm up their vehicles unattended.

Thank you

Kevin Famulari
Police Officer
New York Police Department
Neighborhood Coordinator Officer
111th Precinct Sector B
Cell: 929-383-4654
Email: kevin.famulari@NYPD.org
NYPD 111th Precinct (@NYPD111Pct) / Twitter

 

 

March 3, 2022

HELP COMBAT AUTO THEFT

As low as crime has been in our sector one issue effecting us is stolen cars.

Click here for a message from the NYPD about what you can do.

February 15, 2022

 

STOP AND SHOP

DCA has been working with Council Member Paladino and the new owners of the new Asian food market stay tuned for details. 

NORTHERN BLVD. & DOUGLASTON PARKWAY APARTMENT BUILDING CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION

The courts are permitting the city to violate public notice requirements and spot zoning laws. This is a  dangerous sign for further zoning encroachments when an elected official sells out their constituents, so elections do have consequences.

 

HOMELESS SHELTER PROPOSED FOR DOUGLASTON

​​The DCA retained the law firm of Abrams Fensterman. The DCA opposes this proposed site as inhumane, unsafe with fire and occupancy code violations. We successfully won work stoppage orders in court since September 2021. We achieved the initial goal of delaying construction until there was a new city administration. Now that we have exhausted that legal remedy, our law firm is in discussions with the new administration. Your contributions have enabled us to proceed this far, but we still need to raise more money so please help,

 

If you have made a donation, please consider making an additional donation as we strive to reach our fund raising goal. Thank you for your tremendous support. Go to our web page www.dougcivic.com for our PayPal account or mail today a donation to:

Douglaston Civic Association

PO Box 630222 

Douglaston, NY 11363-0222

For More Details and Information

Single Family Zoning Under Attack - Additional Dwelling Units (ADU's)

Gov. Hochul is pushing to eliminate state wide single family zones to allow ADUs (Additional Dwelling Units) all in a false presumption that this will increase affordable housing. You could then rent out apartments in your home or build a cottage in your back yard. Local jurisdictions would lose home rule for zoning matters. In addition, the city must waive building code and fire requirements if it would be too difficult or costly to make the ADU compliant.  She would eliminate the height limit set by the city’s current highest zone R-12.  You can expect buildings of over 100 stories in Manhattan.  ADUs will not reduce rental prices to a more affordable level but will only reflect the high price of land in existing R1 zones. It will only over burden current infrastructure.  A Historic designation will not provide any protection.  

 

NOTE WHILE THE GOVERNOR HAS WITHDRAWN ONE ITEM FROM THE BUDGET  SHE KEPT AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS AND SHE CAN REINTRODUCE HER  ADU PROPOSAL AFTER THE NOVEMBER ELECTION.

Call the Governor, Assembly person, State Senator, and City Council persons and the Mayor and say NO Way.

Click here for more details on how ADU's will impact you and your community

Click here for sample letter template you can send to Governor Hochul

 

Click here for the letter to Governor Hochul sent by the DCA President

Click here for more details on how Transit Oriented Development will impact your community

Click here for elected officials contact information

 

LITTLE NECK BAY

DCA is pleased to be able to announce that Congressman Suozzi has funded $614,000 for bay cleanup projects DMEA, Udalls Cove, and others had been supporting for years. This came as a result of DCA coordinating meetings between the various government and environmental groups in our area and have the Congressman who sits on the Ways and Means Committee commit funding to one of his favorite issues the environment. 

 

NEW DOUGLASTON LN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Click here for library plans

 

December, 2021

ATM Skimming Device Awareness

There has been a big spike in fraudulent credit card and bank activity in Queens the last few months, especially so far in December and in our sector (111B). Many of these crimes stem from skimming devices being used to lift sensitive card and password information. Click here for more information on the skimming scam.

 

Kevin Famulari, Police Officer, will personally be checking many of the ATM devices in our sector and speaking with bank managers in regards, but in addition if anyone sees something that looks suspicious please call 911.

 

Thank you!

 

Kevin Famulari

Police Officer

New York Police Department

Neighborhood Coordinator Officer

111th Precinct Sector B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Tuesday, APRIL 19, 2022  -  7:00pm

Membership Meeting - in person only

A Joint Meeting with

DOUG BAY CIVIC ASSOCIATION

Community Church of Douglaston -

Fellowship Hall

39-50 Douglaston Parkway

 

Click here for agenda and  more information

 

 

Tuesday, FEBRUARY 15, 2022  -  7:30pm

Membership Meeting - in person

Community Church of Douglaston -

Fellowship Hall

39-50 Douglaston Parkway

 

- Vaccinations and mask required by 

   all attendees

Click here for agenda and  more information

Tuesday, NOVEMBER 9, 2021  -  7:00pm

Annual Membership Meeting - (in person

and via Zoom link)

Community Church of Douglaston -

Fellowship Hall

39-50 Douglaston Parkway

 

- Vaccinations and mask required if

   attending in person

 

Tuesday, JUNE 22, 2021

 

Citywide Primary Election

 

(early voting starts June 12 - 20)

 

 

Tuesday, MAY 18, 2021  -  7:30pm

Candidates Night

 

APRIL 10, 2021  -  4:00pm

"Virtual" Annual Meeting of the Udalls Cove

Preservation Committee - all are welcome

to attend