Tag: council-member-selvena-brooks-powers

Union construction workers and elected officials demand removal of Joy Construction from Edgemere Commons mega development


Jan. 29, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann Construction laborers, union members, community leaders, and elected officials rallied outside Edgemere Commons on Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway, Queens, on Jan. 25, demanding the removal of Joy Construction as the general contractor for the mega development that consists of 11 buildings and 2,050 affordable and middle-income apartments. Laborers Local 79, which represents 10,000 construction workers in New York City, organized the rally after Joy Construction allegedly failed to report that a construction worker had been injured on site after being struck in the knee on Dec. 23 by splintered wood. The injury…
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Debate over policing and solitary confinement bills dominates Queens community board meeting


Jan. 26, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan At a southeast Queens community board meeting on Monday, elected officials debated two public safety bills that overwhelmingly passed in the city council that were subsequently vetoed by the mayor.  The city’s public advocate, Jumaane Williams, and Council Member Selvena Brooks-Powers joined the virtual monthly Community Board 13 meeting to discuss the legislation, with one bill requiring police officers to document low level civilian stops and the other limiting solitary confinement in the city’s jails. One of the mayor’s senior advisors, Tiffany Raspberry, joined the call to defend the vetoes and a debate ensued.  …
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Revamp of Beach 67th Street subway station completed in the Rockaways

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Jan. 19, 2024 By Czarinna Andres The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that it has completed its revamp of the Beach 67th Street subway station in the Rockaways and that it is now accessible for all riders. The Beach 67th Street subway station is now fully accessible to all passengers, with the MTA installing two new elevators. The elevators go from the street to the mezzanine and platform, making it easier for passengers with mobility issues, disabilities and those with strollers or bulky items like beach umbrellas and surfboards to access the subway. The Beach 67th Street subway station,…
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Ridgewood Savings Bank celebrates reopening of historic Laurelton branch

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Nov. 17, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Laurelton community members and leaders joined the leaders of Ridgewood Savings Bank to celebrate the reopening of one of its most storied branches in the area with a a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The branch — located at 230-22 Merrick Blvd. — originally opened 75 years ago,…
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Fall Festival coming to Bayswater Park in Far Rockaway, Springfield Park in Springfield Gardens


Oct. 5, 2023 By Bill Parry Southeast Queens families can celebrate the arrival of autumn on two days at two locations. Council Member Selvena Brooks-Powers will host her annual Fall Festival at Bayswater Park in Far Rockaway on Monday, Oct. 9 at Springfield Park on Saturday, Oct. 14 in Springfield Gardens. “Fall is a beautiful time of year in southeast Queens,” Brooks-Powers said. “I am so excited to bring together community members to enjoy the turning leaves and the blessings the new season brings. I thank the Parks Department and Key Food for their partnership in bringing this celebration to…
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