Candidates Night

This is your opportunity to ask the candidates face to face about Airbnb, illegal conversions and the other neighborhood concerns. Get involved! Your vote counts.

The Broadway-Flushing Homeowners’ Association and the Station Road Civic Association will co-host a Candidates Night on Thursday June 22nd for all of the candidates in the primary for City Council in the 19th and 20th Districts. The event will take place at 7:00 pm at Church on the Hill located on 35th Avenue between 167th and 168th Street.

We have confirmed attendance from:
Councilmember Paul Vallone and Candidate Paul Graziano for District 19
Councilmember Peter Koo and Candidate Alison Tan for District 20
Each candidate will provide a five-minute statement to be followed with questions from the audience.

Bioswale Issues

February 2017: latest news from Senator Tony Avella. Please contact the Mayor about this issue. Several petitions are being circulated. If you don’t have access to the paper petitions, you may add your name to this form.

NYC has published a Bioswale Care Guide. Click HERE to read.

Northern Queens seeks opt-out on green infrastructure, 3/2/17. Click HERE to read.

December 2016 Letter from State senator Tony Avella re: Bioswale. Click HERE to view notice.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that she has arranged for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to hold regular office hours in her Northeast Queens District Office so that borough veterans can receive assistance without traveling further distances to VA facilities.

Under the program, a representative from the Department of Veterans Affairs will be available once a month to meet with local veterans and/or their beneficiaries to address any issues or concerns that they may have such as questions about VA benefits and services, information on pending claims, and assistance with filing claims. The first day for these special VA office hours will be Friday, December 2nd.

“I am very excited to partner with the VA on this important initiative,” said Meng. “Now, local veterans will not be forced to hike to a VA facility in order to receive help or information about their benefits or claims. It will be a great convenience to area veterans and I’m proud to offer it. In the wake of Veterans Day, we are once again reminded about the tremendous debt of gratitude we owe to those who served in the armed forces. We can never thank them enough for their service and sacrifice to this great nation. I urge all my constituents who are veterans to take advantage of these special VA office hours.”

Those seeking to meet with a VA representative in Meng’s office must make an appointment at least four days in advance. For an appointment on December 2nd, please contact Meng’s office by Monday, November 28th. The Congresswoman’s office is located at 40-13 159th Street, corner of Northern Boulevard, in Flushing. The phone number is 718-358-MENG.