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The association’s revised by-laws are available by clicking here.e.

The next Open Meeting will be on Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Bayswater Jewish Center (corner of Dickens Street and Healy Avenue) – 8 p.m.  Our guest speaker will be Jonathon Gaska, Manager of our Community Board.

The Arker Companies has purchased the site that was Peninsula Hospital and plans to redevelop it with several thousand low income apartments.  You can read some information about it here.

Your civic association has opposed the project because of the excessive density, lack of parking to be provided, the serious adverse effect on mass transit and traffic (from Hassock Avenue to Beach 116 Street) as well as the overload on already underperforming schools.  Read the project documents for more information.

The NYC Economic Development Corporation’s plan to “revitalize” Far Rockaway’s Village has been adopted.  The plan is  to rezone the Thriftway / Food Dynasty shopping center for housing. In fact, the proposal is to rezone the Downtown Far Rockaway area to allow construction of 3,300 additional apartments with less than one parking space per apartment as a way of revitalizing the Village. The plan also calls for selling the existing DOT parking lot / bus depot for housing and moving the buses on to the street.

The Bayswater Civic Association Board believes that these plans are a serious mistake.

You can find more information about the plans here.