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Neighborhood Chat / 37th Avenue "open street"
« Last post by dssjh on June 28, 2020, 02:51:05 PM »
The blue barricades are up. very large, legible yellow signs ban traffic. Law-breakers are driving around them and driving down the street as usual. too bad spike strips don't work at low speed.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Compost collection alternatives?
« Last post by Beech Court on June 28, 2020, 01:14:02 PM »
Live chickens in Jackson Heights?  :o
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Neighborhood Chat / Compost collection alternatives?
« Last post by rizzeroo on June 28, 2020, 12:43:07 PM »
We asked at the farmer's market today about compost collection.    The people at the info tent told us the compost collection was defunded and can be expected back July 2021.

Every couple weeks I make 10+lbs of spent grains from brewing beer and without compost collection they go in the trash.  Does anyone keep chickens locally?  I understand chickens love spent grains.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Small business woes
« Last post by abcdefghijk on June 28, 2020, 12:25:58 PM »
Is it worth it for restaurants to pay for rent until the spring? Seems like they can save a lot of money just by putting everything on hold

But you're assuming there'll be a vaccine by next Spring. That's not necessarily the case.
I think we have to be realistic. There may not be a vaccine.

The new reality will be take out...distancing....outdoors....
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: 34th Avenue "Open Street"
« Last post by dssjh on June 28, 2020, 11:37:25 AM »
if i could change one thing about the way the open street works, i'd ban electric bikes. during a short trip to the farmers' market and a short walk after, i saw at least a dozen whizzing by at high speed, weaving through pedestrians. that's not much different than allowing cars.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Small business woes
« Last post by dssjh on June 28, 2020, 11:32:05 AM »
but not operating doesn't wipe their rent away. they pay rent whether "on hold" or operating at 25 percent of normal business.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Small business woes
« Last post by Jeffsayyes on June 28, 2020, 11:27:52 AM »
Is it worth it for restaurants to pay for rent until the spring? Seems like they can save a lot of money just by putting everything on hold
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Thank you for the information.  I visited the website and am enjoying it.  Would love to have a house tour or JH homes.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: 34th Avenue "Open Street"
« Last post by JHResident on June 28, 2020, 10:43:22 AM »
Cars need to be moved everywhere.  Being back alternate side parking rules! The streets of JH are disgusting. I’ve never seen it so dirty

34th is disgusting with garbage on the street, side walks and center flower beds.  It needs to be closed for a day with all cars removes so it can be cleaned.  The streets between Northern and 34th are also filled with trash due to the heavy increase in foot traffic as people come from East Elmhurst to walk on 34th. Why isn't the city providing street cleaning?
Or how about the people who sponsored and requested this street closure actually clean the streets and center median and move the barricades when local traffic has to pass through. It seems like there is no one present until after 8 pm. If anyone wants to make this permanent, there has to be more community participation.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Estimated ConEd Bills
« Last post by Donald G on June 28, 2020, 10:41:00 AM »
Several years ago the Super of my building and his family went out of the country on vacation.  For 2 weeks I was the temporary Super assistant.  My job was to let utility people into 2 buildings for them to read meters.

During a Con Ed meter reading visit, the guy said that Con Ed was installing new meters on all buildings.  With the new meters, there would be no need for an individual to actually come inside the building.   They would only have to drive down the street in a van and point some sort of instrument to read the meters.  My understanding is that these new meters have not yet been installed.

FYI
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