FAA public meetings for feedback on North Shore helicopter route

There are three meetings scheduled - the nearest location for us is at Vaughn College, 86-01 23rd Avenue, East Elmhurst, NY 11369. This opposite LaGuardia Airport. If you, or your neighbors are impacted by the increased helicopter traffic and noise in our community, year round and especially during Memorial Day...

Whitestone Village Christmas lights fund raising

We Love Whitestone Civic Association is once again partnering with the Whitestone Merchant Association, Queens Chamber of Commerce and Councilman Paul Vallone who have helped bring the tradition of Holiday Lights to the Whitestone Village for the 4th consecutive year. Any merchant, business owner, and or community member wanting to...

College Point vows to fight shelter proposal

VALLONE RIPS REAL ESTATE COMPANY THAT WANTS HOMELESS PUT AT 127-03 20 AVE. by Ryan Brady If City Hall wants to put a homeless shelter at 127-03 20 Ave. in College Point, it better be ready for a fight. The owner of the four-story brick building has responded to the...

Trunk or Treat Halloween Event

Come join us on at Harpell's Parking lot across from the pharmacy on 14th Avenue and 150th Street on Saturday October 28th, 2018 from 3pm to 6pm for Trunk or Treat! Our next Whitestone community event for families and children. Bring canned food with your as the entrance fee, which...

Northeast Queens leaders continue their fight to reduce helicopter noise pollution

  Several northeast Queens representatives recently met to come up with a plan to tackle the ongoing noise pollution from helicopters flying over the area. On July 30, Congressman Tom Suozzi, Councilman Paul Vallone and state Senator Tony Avella met with local officials to discuss the mitigation of helicopter noise in northeast Queens....

Whitestone resident aims to bring book exchange program to his community

One Whitestone resident wants to incorporate reading and the great outdoors to give back to his community. Since July, Jonathan Salazar had been working with local community groups and the New York City Parks Department to bring a Little Free Library book exchange to Francis Lewis Park — and now his plan is coming into fruition. The NYU student recalls...

New helicopter route over northeast Queens aims to finally give local ears some relief

Northeast Queens may soon get some relief from the airborne noise caused by helicopters and float planes. Beginning on Monday, Oct. 15, Congressman Tom Suozzi announced, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will test a six-month-long alternative route that will shift inbound air traffic away from Whitestone, Bayside and other areas of...

Local precinct to hold annual Family Fun Day event in Whitestone

Come out for an afternoon of free fun in Whitestone this weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 22, the 109th Police Precinct will be holding their fifth annual Family Fun Day event at Francis Lewis Park, located on Third Avenue between Parsons Boulevard and 147th Street. From noon to 4 p.m., guests are...

Family Fun Day in Francis Lewis Park

  A day to remember with family and friends! Come out to the 109th Police Precinct's Family Fun Day 2018. Located in Francis Lews Park on 3rd Ave and 147th St. You'll have a great day where you can meet and greet your officers from the local 109th Precinct and...

Outdoor Movie Night in Francis Lewis Park

Take the family out for a wondeful summer night to remember with the Whitestone Outdoor Movie Night sponsored by Vallo Transportation. On Friday, July 13, 2018 @ 8:00PM come down to Francis Lewis Park located on 3rd ave and 147th Street to spend the evening watching a movie with family...