Animal Control Admissions Center Slated to Move To 69th St & Metro

The Animal Care Centers (ACC) and admission centers of NYC have several locations, one in each borough. But the 700 sq foot ‘animal drop-off center’ in Rego Park is now too small and according to Aleah Simpson, Manager of Admissions, there is a spot in Middle Village, on the corner of 69th Street and Metropolitan Avenue (where Artistic Stitch was) which is a better fit, and has 1450 square feet. This admission center is open seven days a week 8am till 8pm to accept lost, stray, or abandoned animals. They say if your bring in an animal they charge up to $30 to take it.

Animal Care & Control Drop Of Storefront is currently at 92-29 Queens Blvd. along Horace Harding Expressway.

Animal Care & Control Drop Of Storefront is currently at 92-29 Queens Blvd. along Horace Harding Expressway.

At 8PM a van will take them from this location to their Brooklyn center where they will be housed until a home is found for them.

While representatives from the Center say ACC is really trying to elevate the idea of animal welfare in the 21st Century to provide more than just sheltering to them, this facility will apparently have enough room for them to have a pet-food pantry, a place to vaccine them free of charge, provide other medical treatment and enough room do do the outreach (and maybe adoption events) all while informing the community about homeless animals in NYC.

In all, their representatives say this non-profit, which is funded by the city, takes in 30,000 animals a year throughout the five boroughs. The Middle Village location is expected to open within the next 15 months.

 

They present in front of the Community Board Wednesday night, April 11, at Christ the King HS.

 

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PS/IS 87 to host April CEC 24 meeting

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Community Education Council (CEC) District 24 is hosting its next meeting on Tuesday, April 17 at PS/IS 87.

If you missed the last meeting in March, read about how local parents exploded at a DOE rep over school safety measures here.

“We apologize for the outcome of that meeting and have to say – we were completely shocked ourselves,” says Lucy Accardo, co-president of CEC24. “We did not expect to have so many questions left unanswered. We were just as disappointed as all of you were.”

The April meeting will sure be explosive again – they are still discussing school safety with the DOE, NYPD and FDNY.

The business meeting is at 6 p.m., followed by staff member recognition at 6:15. The calendar meeting, with the speaks, will begin at 7 p.m.

Katz appoints new and returning CB5 members

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It’s that time of the year again!

Borough President Melinda Katz has announced the new and returning community board members for Middle Village, Maspeth, Glendale and Ridgewood.

To be exact, 331 people will serve two-year terms on 14 community boards throughout Queens. Of the 331 appointees, 62 are first-timers.

The term began on April 1.

Community boards play an advisory role in land use and zoning matters, and review issues like parks, infrastructure and safety.

Here are the members who were appointed by Katz at Community Board 5:

  • Antonetta Binanti
  • Robert Cermeli
  • Patricia Crowley
  • Dmytro Fedkowskyj
  • Patricia Grayson
  • Frederick Haller
  • Frederick Hoefferle
  • Richard Huber
  • John Maier
  • Edgar Mantel
  • Eileen Moloney
  • Margaret O’Kane
  • Michael O’Kane
  • Michael Porcelli
  • Kelvin Rodriguez
  • Luis Rodriguez
  • Dennis Stephan

We have a new contractor for the Metro-Fresh Pond bridge project

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It looks like the Metropolitan-Fresh Pond bridge deck replacement project is finally moving forward.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on Monday that Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America have chosen Beaver Concrete Construction Company to finish the job.

Unlike the previous contractor, New Jersey-based Mugrose Construction, which blew off the job and jeopardized the timeline, Beaver Concrete has actual experience with bridge rehab projects.

Currently, they’re working on multi-bridge component rehab projects in Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island. Oh, and they’ve been in business since 1946, so that’s a good sign.

Either way, let’s hope they finish the project and end the madness at that intersection.

Author Crystal Wolfe to talk homelessness at Middle Village Library

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Author and advocate Crystal Wolfe is hosting a talk and book signing for her book, “Our Invisible Neighbors: Accounts, Causes and Solutions to the Epidemic of Homelessness in the 21st Century” at the Middle Village Library on Saturday, April 21 at 3 p.m.

Hear Crystal share stories about the homeless crisis in New York City, which has reached historic highs in recent years.

Crystal is also the founder of the organization Catering for the Homeless.