At this month’s Community Board 1 full meeting, members said they’d be sending out a survey for Ravenswood area residents. The idea, apparently, is to have some measure on how residents feel about changes happening in the area in regards to all the development going on. This should help the board in future land use reviews and all that kind of stuff. The same survey will go out throughout CB1 but it will start in Ravenswood because there’s so much development happening here. I think I can name some of it:
The twin Alma towers at 34-46 Vernon Boulevard. It looks finished, doesn’t it? But someone pointed out to me recently the fences weren’t on the balconies yet.
The seven-building Halletts Point development.
The site at 11-23 31st Drive which was recently bought for $8 million and holds 33,982 square feet of residential potential.
And to be honest, IDK what else, except maybe all those hotels in the IBZ.
The survey will go out to tenants association type groups CB1 members said but be on the lookout for it in local newspapers, if you guys read those things.
A few notes:
- $450,000 year-round exercise equipment at Queensbridge park, a $500,000 soil science lab at the Ravenswood Houses? These are a couple of the eight ideas that are up for a vote in the 26th council district at the 4th round of participatory budgeting.
- A 7 Train Coalition launched to fight gentrification along the 7 line but I wish they’d call it Occupy the 7 Train.
- Rep. Carolyn Maloney and other electeds are rallying for early voting in New York.
- Did you know March 20th was Queens Day? Here’s State Sen. Gianaris talking about it in Albany:
- JVB’s story is featured in Irish Central.
- Could an Elon Musk hyperloop station be in the Sunnyside Yards?
- A new book called City Green: Public Gardens of New York, features the Noguchi Museum Garden because of course.
- AMNY has a profile on a place you (like me) might have never entered, Astoria Silk: “…even after 80-plus years, the rows of colorful fabrics, sewing tools and funky jewelry have kept Broadway Silk a vital destination…”
- BP Melinda Katz, State Sen. Michael Gianaris, State Rep. Aravella Simotas and Councilman Costa Constantinides want you to celebrate Greek independence and culture with them.