Queens Community Board 7 Meeting on Flushing Commons Development

Queens Community Board 7 will meet to discuss, among other things, the development of the Flushing Commons project in Downtown Flushing. The already parking-filled project is expected to be pressured to add even more spaces. 

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This Week: Parking in Flushing, BK Greenway, NJ Fare Hikes

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Does downtown Flushing need copious, cheap parking to accompany new development? Queens residents will take up that question at this week’s first big event. Monday: Queens Community Board 7 will meet to discuss, among other things, the Flushing Commons project. 7 p.m. Also tonight: AIA and the American Planning Association host a panel on sustainability: […]

The New York City Parking Boom

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The first in a three-part series on New York City parking policy. Last December, in announcing the goals of his Long-Term Planning and Sustainability initiative, Mayor Michael Bloomberg raised the terrifying specter of New York City commuters in the year 2030 stuck in an eight-hour "rush hour." This all-day traffic jam would become a reality, the […]

Council Mems Display Parking Ignorance at Flushing Commons Hearing

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The fight over Flushing Commons shifted to the City Council yesterday, as a key subcommittee turned its attention to the contentious megaproject and the battle royale over parking in booming downtown Flushing. Though the developers propose to redevelop an 1,100-space municipal parking lot and still increase the total amount of parking on-site, that isn’t enough […]