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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Parklets in the street, could this be done here?
« Last post by hagsrus on Today at 02:24:00 PM »
I may be misunderstanding, but it seems to me that many of the local outdoor dining areas already use planters of some kind. All in favor, anyway!
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That catering hall business should be shut down for the next 6 months.
I think they probably have been shut down for the past 6 months. That might drive a business owner to desperation. I don't think there has been any assistance for these types of businesses, and I don't believe they have any of the eviction protections that individuals may have. I wonder how much longer any of these businesses can survive.

I don't think this is their first illicit party. I read the following in a few places:

"The doors at Elite Palace remained locked on Saturday, but neighbors say they are not sure how long that will last - they say there have been large parties on the avenue for months."

https://abc7ny.com/queens-wedding-busted-woodside/6584429/
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Parklets in the street, could this be done here?
« Last post by Shelby2 on Today at 02:17:48 PM »
I suggested it here in 2016 Could we get something like this (parklet in parking space) in JH? but I realize that my suggesting in online in a forum is not likely to get any action. I guess it would take a motivated person or group to get it going. I agree it's a nice idea.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Bicyclists and Open Streets
« Last post by theplanesland on Today at 01:16:37 PM »
As I was walking down 34th today, a bicyclist sped by me so quickly and closely that I was almost knocked over. (No, I was not in the bike lane, I make certain never to walk there.). It was not the first time this has happened.  The bicyclist then screamed expletives at me.

What is the protocol for bicyclists and Open Streets?  Are they supposed to use the bike lane?  Please note I am not for or against Open Streets.  The community will decide what it decides.  I am against pedestrians being injured.

The protocol is that they are supposed to "share the road" (can use any part of the road, just like everyone else) but should not be moving at faster than 5mph like all vehicles on the shared road. But some people are inconsiderate!
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Neighborhood Chat / Bicyclists and Open Streets
« Last post by kscher on Today at 01:02:53 PM »
As I was walking down 34th today, a bicyclist sped by me so quickly and closely that I was almost knocked over. (No, I was not in the bike lane, I make certain never to walk there.). It was not the first time this has happened.  The bicyclist then screamed expletives at me.

What is the protocol for bicyclists and Open Streets?  Are they supposed to use the bike lane?  Please note I am not for or against Open Streets.  The community will decide what it decides.  I am against pedestrians being injured.
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This idea is GREAT.
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Neighborhood Chat / Parklets in the street, could this be done here?
« Last post by JHResident on Today at 07:43:56 AM »
Channel 4 had a story on this effort this morning, and I found an article from July about turning parking spaces for street dining into small 'parklets' in Hudson Square. The BID got a grant to kickstart this effort and it appears to be still going strong.
https://www.amny.com/news/hudson-square-bid-introduces-parklets-to-enhance-the-outdoor-dining-experience/amp/
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That catering hall business should be shut down for the next 6 months.
I think they probably have been shut down for the past 6 months. That might drive a business owner to desperation. I don't think there has been any assistance for these types of businesses, and I don't believe they have any of the eviction protections that individuals may have. I wonder how much longer any of these businesses can survive.
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Why other countries' citizens can follow simple social rules, yet Americans are such defiant children? Following traditional customs over public health is very selfish and egocentric. There's always a bad seed that messes things up for everyone. That catering hall business should be shut down for the next 6 months.
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Just a few blocks from Jackson Heights on the other side of Roosevelt Avenue. Which is worse: the gender reveal megafire, or the wedding Covid super-cluster?

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/sheriffs-bust-illicit-indoor-wedding-in-queens-with-nearly-300-guests/2637694/
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