PO Box 630222, Douglaston, NY 11363
News Updates from 2021
Northern Blvd. & Douglaston
Parkway Apartment Building Construction
May 11, 2021
Our lawyer has filed our appeal. The city’s attorneys are seeking a delay which we oppose as a stalling tactic. Our lawyer believes we have a strong case. Our only concern is that politics will intervene with the court process. Stay tuned.
The DCA is still in NY State Appellate Court fighting the two apartment houses proposed for Douglaston Parkway and Northern Blvd; we are awaiting the city’s response. The commencement of construction while the matter is still in court is outrageous.
Little Neck Bay
Good News: DCA and Congressman Tom Suozzi jointly initiated a meeting with all the stakeholders involved in preserving and protecting and cleaning up the LI Sound including our own Little Neck Bay.
The purpose was to reintroduce all the stake holders and develop a joint united plan with priorities for cleaning up the LI Sound of which Little Neck Bay is a part. This will enable the group to present to Congressman Suozzi coordinated requests for funding. Board member Cecilia Venosta organized the effort and will coordinate this joint effort into the future. DCA will host on its Web site information from all these groups and as well as a discussion room.
Thank you Congressman Suozzi for all your past and future efforts in saving the Sound. Our May / June membership meeting will have the LI sound as a topic.
The New York LANDMARKS
We Can't Let the City Destroy
This Incredible Oasis That
Serves All New Yorkers
The City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises hearing on the proposed development of the south side of Governors Island is this coming Monday, April 5.
The City wants to allow buildings 20-25 stories tall, turning half the island into another overscale real estate development. Additional concessions could erase open park space. We should be better than this.
Please email the following Council Members and tell them: “VOTE NO on Governors Island development plan.”
Council Speaker Corey Johnson
Land Use Chair Rafael Salamanca Jr.
Subcommittee Chair Francisco Moya
Council Member Margaret Chin
Peg Breen, President
The New York Landmarks Conservancy
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.
New York Police Department
Neighborhood Coordinator Officer
111th Precinct Sector B