3/29, Tuesday, 7:00 pm, 110th Precinct Traffic Meeting (see attached Zoom info). This is the time to bring up your traffic concerns in Elmhurst.
4/4, Monday, 7:00 pm, COMET meeting. Hear updates from the 104th, 108th & 110th Precincts. Bring up issues to your elected officials or their representatives. (Zoom info will be sent out closer to the date.)
4/23, Saturday, 1:00-4:00 pm, Maspeth Federal Parking lot at 69th Street/Grand Avenue. paper shredding, electronics recycling. Our precincts will be on hand to VIN Etch your vehicle. You may save money on your theft insurance. There will be a limited number of catalytic converter stickers to help deter theft of your catalytic converter. First come, first served.
4/30, Saturday, Grand Avenue Street Fair. The event will run from approximately 69th Street to 61st Street. We will let you know what time it starts.
5/15, Car Show, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Maspeth Federal Parking lot at 69th Street/Grand Avenue.
5/23, Monday, 8:00 pm, Candlelight Vigil at Maspeth Memorial Park, 69th Street/Grand Avenue.
Memorial Day Events/Ceremonies held Sunday, 5/29
· 11:00 am – A service will be held at Queens Vietnam Memorial at Elmhurst Park, Grand Avenue between 74th/80th Streets.
· 12:00 pm – A similar service will be conducted at the WW1 Monument Grand Avenue/72nd Street.
· 1:00 pm – Memorial Day Parade. The parade will begin on the corner of 69th Street/Grand Avenue.
Special thank you to PO Rocco and PO Martinez!
We conducted a clean up at 85 Street and 57 Avenue, the walls of the under pass. It was brought up at our Build the Block Meeting.
We have gone to the dead ends on 56 Ave looking to summons illegally parked vehicles as well but have not had any yet. We will continue to monitor the locations.
Police Officer Jeffrey Rocco
New York City Police Department
110 Precinct, Neighborhood Coordination Officer
Just to refresh your memory:
CB 2 - mostly Woodside in our area
CB4 - Elmhurst
CB5 - Maspeth/Middle Village
MTA-NYC Transit’s Queens Bus Network Redesign Team are excited to restart the Queens Bus Network Redesign project with the “New Draft Plan,” a reimagined plan, driven by customer feedback. Given the unprecedented 11,000 comments we received on the first Draft Plan, we decided to withdraw our former proposal and instead restart the initiative by taking a fresh look at the Queens Bus Network through the lens of elected stakeholder and customer comments. To be clear-this is a New Draft Plan—and our approach and outreach will look to build upon the lessons learned from our initial scope back in 2020 and now has the benefit of significant feedback in advance of being published.
Come join us at the first of MANY virtual briefing and workshops where participants will receive a borough-wide overview of the New Draft Plan, discuss our public outreach timeline and process for customer and community input and review a sampling of local and express route proposals. Our outreach process aims to include as many stakeholders as possible and so we strongly encourage you to share with the community organizations within your districts. There will be language accessibility available for Spanish, Mandarin, Bangla and Korean so please share and encourage groups to participate in what will be the start of robust community engagement on our draft proposals. This meeting is primarily for stakeholders in the area including Community Boards, Civic Organizations and other community centered groups. We will have a ongoing engagement for customers and ask that this invitation only be shared with other civics, block associations as we will be unveiling our outreach to everyone shortly!
The briefing will be held:
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM over Zoom (click below to RSVP)
With the New Draft Plan, we are restarting our public outreach process from the beginning, with the goal of giving all Queens bus customers and elected offices an opportunity to see the plan and provide feedback. Please click here to fill out the RSVP form, it asks you to list information such as your organization and if there are any language or ASL accommodations required. Once you hit the submit button, the Zoom link information will be on the next page, please copy it down for your records to access the meeting. We appreciate getting the opportunity to start fresh with Queens customers and stakeholders and look forward to your participation in this upcoming process.
The DOT is proposing the elimination of dozens of parking spaces in western Maspeth and Middle Village for CitiBike docking stations. (The other half of each neighborhood will be next.)
The draft plan can be found here where you can leave feedback:
(Perhaps reducing the number of bikes and/or saving parking by having them on the sidewalk may be a compromise to save parking spaces??)
We want to thank Community Board 4 for sharing this info with us.
LaGuardia Airport Mass Transit Access Public Workshop
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is hosting a LaGuardia Airport Mass Transit Access Public Workshops. The second workshop will take place on Thursday, March 24th at the Astoria Manor Banquet Hall located at 25-22 Astoria Blvd.
This workshop will discuss 14 potential mass transit options to LaGuardia Airport, that include:
Attendees will be able to record comments for consideration in the evaluation process.
To view the 14 mass transit options, please visit https://www.anewlga.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/LGA-Mass-Transit-Access-Evaluation-March-2022.pdf
As announced on Oct. 12, 2021, the evaluation of mass transit options for reducing car traffic and increasing connectivity to LaGuardia Airport will include input from a panel of three international, national and regional transportation experts as well as consultation with the MTA.
To RSVP to this workshop, go to: lgapw324.eventbrite.com
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