Parks Committee meeting
A committee meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:30 PM at the Board office. We will be meeting with the Department of Parks & Recreation to review the schematic plans for the following:
- Astoria Heights Playground
- Van Alst Playground
Please call the office if you plan on attending.
Grand Central Parkway under 44th Street Lanes Closed, Both Directions - March, 2015
Construction of Fan/Vent Plant
Taxi Smart Card Program
Residents with disabilities living within Community Board 1, (Astoria) and Community Board 18, (Canarsie/Flatlands) are eligible to participate in a pilot program being administered by the Department for the Aging (DFTA) and the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD).
Persons with a disability can enroll in the "Taxi Smart Card" program. This program enables the rider to utilize a taxi cab or livery service for transport as an alternative to Access-A-Ride. Participants will contribute $12.50 and the City will contribute $87.50 for a total of $100.00. The card can be refilled four (4) addition times. Additional information can be obtained by calling DFTA at 212 442-3026 or go to www.nyc.gov/aging.
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House located at 10-25 41 Ave., Long Island City is requesting volunteers to assist students with:
- Math, Science and Reading
- SAT Instruction
- After School extracurricular activities
- Microsoft Excel
If you are interested, please contact Amita Umaranikar or call 718 784-7447 x146.