Garbage Situation in the Lot at 486 Forest Ave (Starbucks, Carvel, etc.)
The FRRCA Board reached out to the property manager of the lot at 486 Forest Ave. We're happy to share that our concerns were heard and we received a response. Please see our letter and their response below.
2nd Annual FRRCA Litter Walk!!
Big thank you to all that came out on Saturday, November 2nd for the FFRCA litter clean up!!
15 bags of trash!!
Thank you to the Department of Sanitation for all the supplies.
Neighborhood Opposition to a Liquor License Exemption at 427 Forest AveJan 30, 2018
Our neighbor Joe Dicks, who resides on Metropolitan, asked for time during our January 30th FRRCA Community Meeting to express concern over addition of another eatery on Forest Avenue that will have a liquor license. He feels, as do many other neighbors, the community is at capacity and parking is a real issue.
Joe asked that you, if you share the concern about another eatery that has a liquor license, please sign and send the form letter he has prepared. His goal is to get the State Liquor Authority to review community objections if there are any.
The document to the right includes a message from Joe, the form letter, and some additional information about the NYC Liquor Authority and liquor licenses in the area. In our community meeting, Joe communicated that there is a 500-ft. rule for on-premise liquor of no more than three licenses. The general three-block square on Forest Ave has seven liquor licenses. Joe participated in CB1 and CB1 area committee mtgs in the fall. The area committee filed a “no objection” to the request for a liquor license mainly because there was no quorum for several months for an official meeting.
Good News! Tackling the Bard Ave Speeding Issue
Thanks to the efforts of the Forest Regional Residents' Civic Association, we are happy to report some progress on speeding down and up Bard Avenue, between Forest and Clove. We just received this notice from DOT:
Use BP Assist to Report Quality-Of-Life IssuesSep 12, 2018
Have a quality-of-life issue you'd like to report to the Office of the Borough President James Oddo? Make sure to use BP Assist!
BP Assist is a tool that enables Staten Island residents and visitors to quickly report quality-of-life issues, such as potholes, litter, and graffiti. Reports are instantly transmitted to the Borough President's Help Line and then directed to the appropriate agency for remedial action. Additionally, the app contains other resources, including important phone numbers, local news, an events calendar, and a link to the Visit Staten Island tourism website.
BP Assist can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. You can also use the BP Assist website at statenislandusa.com/bpassist.
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