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Feature Stories August 22, 2013  RSS feed
‘Green Roofs’ Sprout In IBZs
Growing In Newtown Creek’s Industrial Areas, They Help To Absorb Rain, Lower Utility Bills
     Business and environmental advocates are hoping a relatively new trend takes root in the industrial business zones surrounding Newtown Creek.
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Woodhaven Community Unites For A ‘Great’ Yard Sale In Sept.
WRBA Helps To Attract Customers
     Hoping to attract more bargain-hunters and give local residents a bit of an economic stimulus, the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) is organizing a community-wide yard sale scheduled to take place next month.  
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City $ To Renovate Noguchi Museum
Hurricane Sandy Flooded Gallery
     Queens Borough President Helen Marshall announced last Thursday, Aug. 15, that the city’s Office of Management and Budget has approved the spending of more than $1.6 million her office provided for the renovation of the famed Sculpture Garden at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City.  
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Bills To Keep Fines From Ruining City Restaurants
Council Seeks Fair Health Dept. Inspections
     City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have reached an agreement on across-the-board fine reductions for restaurants that will reduce fines to the level collected before the introduction of the letter grading system.  
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