The Northeast Queens community held a rally to oppose construction of 18 two family homes on the Klein Farm site on 73rd Avenue in Fresh Meadows. Because Fresh Meadows has a unique designation as a Preservation District, a zoning change would be necessary. Attending the rally are (left to right) Tami Hirsch, President of the Civic Association of Utopia Estates, Sam Weprin and his dad, Assembly Member Mark Weprin, Senator Stavisky and Council Member David Weprin who organized the rally.
Sen. Stavisky always enjoys meeting with students and today, Friday, March 7th she met with representatives of Queens Student Association and the New York Public Interest Research Group. They discussed the need for CUNY to remain accessible and affordable. Specifically, tuition should not be increased, the percentage of full-time faculty should be increased, cuts to opportunity programs should be restored, and the Fitzgerald Gym, built more than 50 years ago, needs renovation.