Announcements

This page contains our current announcements. You can find older posts by visiting the Past Announcements page.

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.

486 Forest Ave complaint letter.pdf
Respond_FRRCA.12.03.19 (3).pdf

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.

11/4/2019

Neighborhood Opposition to a Liquor License Exemption at 427 Forest Ave

Jan 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.

Neighborhood Opposition to 427 Forest Ave Liquor License.pdf

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:

Hey Neil:

Our Borough Engineering Office has reported that two total additional 25 MPH speed limit signs will be installed on Bard Ave. One sign will be installed in each direction of vehicle traffic. This sign work has been added to our schedule to be completed as soon as possible.

Regards,

Nicholas Carlson
Community Coordinator
Staten Island Borough Commissioner’s Office
NYC Department of Transportation

Use BP Assist to Report Quality-Of-Life Issues

Sep 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.

School Calendar 2019-2020

Sep 4, 2019

From Pre-K to college; Wishing students, teachers, parents, school safety and staff a safe and successful school year 2019-2020

Visit SIHOPE.org

Sep 4, 2018

Help us put an end to Staten Island's Drug Epidemic

Are you or a loved one struggling with addiction?

Is there drug activity occurring in your neighborhood?

SIHOPE.org was developed for Staten Islanders to:

  • Find and access substance abuse services
  • Report drug activity
  • Speak with trained substance abuse counselors
  • Volunteer

Request a sign for your yard or window

We know that together, we can end the drug epidemic.

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