Tag: city-of-yes

Council Members slam ‘City of Yes’ as ‘City of B.S.’ at Community Board 5 meeting

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May. 15, 2024 By Anthony Medina Council Member Joann Ariola spoke about the City of Yes at a Community Board 5 meeting earlier this month, calling the Mayor’s plan the “City of B.S.” Ariola, who represents Glendale, Ozone Park, Woodhaven and other surrounding neighborhoods, was not alone in publicly expressing disapproval during the board meeting…
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Cambria Heights homeowners say ‘No’ to ‘City of Yes’ at packed town hall meeting

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May. 13, 2024 By Athena Dawson Over 500 Cambria Heights residents filled the Cambria Heights Library to capacity for a town hall meeting on Saturday, May 4. Two local homeowners organized the meeting, which aimed to unite the community, address concerns regarding the mayor’s City of Yes rezoning initiative, and discuss persistent rumors about a…
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Ridgewood property owners reject ‘City of Yes’ plan after presentation from urban planner


Apr. 3, 2024 By Anthony Medina A resounding NO for the “City of Yes” echoed throughout the halls of the Ridgewood Presbyterian Church during a Ridgewood property owners meeting early last month, as urban planner Paul Graziano presented his argument against Mayor Eric Adams’ initiative. The Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association, comprised of dozens…
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Op-Ed | Yes to housing in God’s backyard


Mar. 26, 2024 By Mayor Eric Adams When we came into office, we had a clear mission: protect public safety, rebuild our economy as quickly as possible, and make our city more livable for everyday New Yorkers. The key to livability is affordable housing. It is the bedrock on which New Yorkers can build a…
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New chair elected for Queens Community Board 1

Feb. 21, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Queens Community Board 1, which covers parts of Long Island City, Astoria and Woodside, elected Evie Hantzopoulos as its new chair during the most recent meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Astoria World Manor, at 25-22 Astoria Blvd. Hantzopoulos has been a member of the community board since… Read more »

Op-ed: “City of Yes” or neighborhood nightmare? A look at the potential downside

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Dec. 28, 2023 By George Peters Mayor Adams’ “City of Yes” initiative might sound promising, but for many New Yorkers, it raises a big question: are we turning our beloved city into a chaotic mess? While fostering economic growth is important, shouldn’t it come without sacrificing our neighborhoods’ character and residents’ well-being? Let’s take a closer look at some potential downsides of “City of Yes” that deserve more attention.   Unchecked Development and Uncertain Futures:   Imagine bustling massage parlors and late-night corner stores popping up on your quiet street corner. The “City of Yes” could turn peaceful residential areas…
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Queens CB9 monthly meeting moved to Dec. 19.


Dec. 12, 2023 By Anthony Medina The last Queens Community Board 9 regular monthly meeting for 2023 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Dec. 19. at 7 p.m. The announcement was shared through CB9’s social media pages online Tuesday, Dec. 12. — the day the board meeting was initially set to take place. The meeting will…
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Eastern Queens says ‘no’ to ‘City of Yes’ plan to deliver more housing


Nov. 30, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan This week’s Bayside Hills Civic Association meeting centered around opposition to the City of Yes Zoning for Housing Opportunity —  a plan put forward by Mayor Eric Adams to address the city’s lack of affordable housing by curtailing zoning restrictions to allow for an influx of new units.  The meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28, inside the Colonial Church of Bayside, welcomed dozens of local residents to hear a presentation from a local zoning expert on what the proposal would mean for eastern Queens. Afterwards, the majority of attendees appeared to be collectively in opposition,…
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Queens Community Board 9 meeting highlights worries over ‘City of Yes’ initiative and cannabis dispensaries


Nov. 15, 2023 By Anthony Medina During the Community Board 9 monthly meeting at Queens Borough Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 14, growing concern about Mayor Eric Adams’ “City of Yes” initiative, proposed adult-use cannabis retail dispensaries and liquor license applications occupied a packed agenda. A presentation on the “City of Yes” initiative by Paul Graziano,…
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