In a sham of a meeting -- where the speaker somehow ignored the fact the 3/4 of the people present supported the plaza -- the community board voted 25-7 against the plaza. The business owners of 30th Ave have spoken. Now I'm just waiting to see am ambulance go down Newtown Ave... it's never happened before.
But the part that really upsets me is that people on the board somehow decided that only those who live in 11102 get a voice... when HALF THE COMMUNITY BOARD DOESN'T FRIGGIN' LIVE IN ASTORIA! You'd think there might be some kind of residence requirement to sit on a local community board... or least a residency requirement to attack those who don't. But no.