Note: Location change from Irish Center to Citylights Building
Please join us for a special community meeting. Our agenda will include:
- Briefing: Development Proposal on 44th Drive with Special Guest Eleni Bourinaris (Queens Borough Director, Government and Community Relations, New York City Economic Development Corporation). There is a proposal to lease for commercial development public land on 44th Drive where the Department of Education Building, Waters Edge restaurant and wetlands known as "Lake Vernon" are. There is a petition signed by many in the neighborhood to preserve this land for public use.
- Discussion: Infrastructure Project: Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX) with special guest Organizing Director of Friends of the BQX. The Mayor is proposing a huge light rail project to run through our neighborhood on either 5th Street, Vernon Blvd or 11th Street. This will entail substantial construction and will tax the businesses along the route.
- Introducing! DSNY Organics Collection Program. Our area has been chosen for the new Organics Collection program. A representative of the Sanitation Department will explain this program to us and take questions.