Richmond Hill - Woodhaven - Kew Gardens - Ozone Park

IDNYC Pop-Up Enrollment Center
The Queens Borough President's Office has announced that from June 2nd through June 16th, Borough Hall will be home to an IDNYC Pop-Up Enrollment Center.   All New York City residents who are 14 years and older are eligible to apply for an IDNYC card, regardless of immigration status.

The IDNYC card is an accessible and secure document that enables residents to access City services and grant admission to City buildings, such as schools. In addition, the card can be presented as proof of identification for interacting with the police and is an accepted form of identification for opening a banking account at select financial institutions. An IDNYC card can also be used at all branches of all three of New York City's public library systems and be used to obtain discounts and other benefits at museums and cultural institutions, entertainment venues, pharmacies and fitness centers.    All IDNYC applicants can make an appointment at Queens Borough Hall (or at any other IDNYC Enrollment Center).  Appointments can be made either by calling 311 or online.  Applicants are required to present proof of identity and residency in New York City. Many types of documents are accepted, all of which are listed on the IDNYC website. Upon submitting an application, the IDNYC Card will be sent to the resident via regular mail.

The IDNYC card is free for all New Yorkers who apply before December 31, 2015. Cards are valid for five years from the date the application is approved.  The IDNYC application is available in various languages including English, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian-Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yiddish.

City Planning Commissioner Amanda M. Burden today announced the beginning of public review for a 229-block rezoning in the Woodhaven and Richmond Hill neighborhoods in central Queens. The proposed rezoning would reinforce the area’s one- and two-family residential character with contextual zoning, and direct new mixed-use development opportunities to major corridors, including Jamaica and Atlantic Avenues. The proposal would also update commercial overlay zones to support economic development along commercial corridors and ensure that business uses won’t encroach on residential uses on area side-streets. The rezoning proposal was crafted in response to concerns raised by Community Board 9, local civic organizations and local elected officials about out-of-character development. Zoning in these neighborhood areas has not been examined since the Zoning Resolution was adopted in 1961.

The rezoning area is generally bounded by Park Lane to the north, 103rd Avenue to the south, Elderts Lane to the west, and the Van Wyck Expressway to the east. The rezoning area has two distinct commercial corridors – Jamaica Avenue and Atlantic Avenue – which are well-served by transit, including the elevated J/Z train above Jamaica Avenue and numerous bus lines.

Queens Community Board 9
Community Boards have an important advisory role in dealing with land use and zoning matters, the City budget, municipal service delivery, and many other matters relating to their communities' welfare. Board 9 is here to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers residing in their community. If you have any problems with your community please feel free to contact us at the numbers below.

New Procedure for Filing Block Party Permit!!
Applications for a street activity permit for a block party are no longer available at the Community Board. Applications must be submitted online and / or the Street Activity Permit office at 100 Gold ST.  Applications must be filed at least 90 days prior to the event. Must be 18 or older and submit a petition signed by 75% of the residents on the affected block to the CB9 District office in order for your application to be approved by the board. The petition must include legible names, signatures and addresses.  If you plan on having amplified sound you must apply for a sound permit at the 102nd Precinct. Follow the link



Community Board No. 9 supports the Rockaway Beach Branch Greenway Committee's application for assistance through the National Park Service Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program. Furthermore, the Board is proud to serve in the role as a partner in promoting and implementing this valuable Greenway.

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Newsday Article

Historic Districts

Community Board No. 9 has supported the Richmond Hill Historical Society in promoting a historic district in Victorian Richmond Hill. The attached map represents the latest version of the proposal. Stay tuned for updates and progress.

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A substantial rezoning has been in effect with the support of the Department of City Planning. The impetus of this rezoning was a call from the Kew Gardens Civic Association, Richmond Hill Historical Society, Kew Gardens Improvement Association, and countless residents; all of whom demanded that the zoning be brought into parity with the built environment.

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CB9's Land Use Committee will meet on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 @7PM at the District Office, 120-55 Queens Blvd. Kew Gardens, NY 11424 in Rm. 310A.
Call CB9Q Meeting Information Hotline @ 718-286-2689 to obtain latest information on Committee Meetings.
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NYC Department of City Planning
NYS Education Department
US Census Bureau
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Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Room 310-A
Kew Gardens, N.Y. 11424 (718) 286-2686