Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Please check NNA Facebook page for current updates as this blog is not as active. Thank you.
Snow has turned to thick ice in the community alley between 36th and 37th Street and cars are stuck. Please e-mail NNA if you have interest in contributing to a community fund to pay for plowing of the alley and can help on a committee to coordinate such a project.
Help would be needed to contribute funds for plowing, collect funds from homeowners who park in the back or rent their garages out, to xerox and pass out fliers on plowing day.
Re present situation: in two areas bags of salt were poured into the tire tracks which melted snow in the tracks leaving the thick packed ice in the middle 6" higher than the tracks so cars get beached.


NNA contacted three snow removal companies today as well as the department of sanitation re plowing the community drive. With cars parked on both sides of the drive, there is no place for the plow to put the snow therefore snow has to be trucked out. The estimate for one NNA drive would be in the $1000 range per heavy snow fall which seems out of our budgetary reach.

Describing the current situation with the thick ice, NNA asked about having the drive salted. This is NOT RECOMMENDED!! Citi Plowing said SALT WILL DAMAGE THE ROAD ESPECIALLY CONCRETE. They said to break ice would most likely require a bobcat
to break it up in pieces and take remove it.

Recommendations from professional snow removal companies:

·       Residents remove snow from drive ASAP after snow themselves or hire someone to remove it. If not removed promptly and then driven on it gets packed down and will turn to ice

·       Community invests in a powerful snow blower and has a contact person for hire to run the blower for those who can’t shovel or don’t want to shovel so their ½ of the easement is cleared after each snow fall

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

For Norwood Gardens' residents, Community Board members and neighborhood associations a free seminar on Alcohol Licensing Procedures will be held at NYU June 10th, 10 AM - Noon.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Please visit the Norwood Neighborhood Association Facebook Page
for most recent posts. This page is updated less frequently.

Upcoming public interest items for 1/15/13 Community Board meeting.
Avenue (30th Avenue 36th Street) requesting renewal of unenclosed seating.
Crave (30th Avenue 36th Street) submitting application for unenclosed seating.
Comments pro / con are welcome. 
Please send to the NNA e-mail or contact CB1 directly.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Broadway Silks at 35-11 Broadway in Astoria is part fabric store morphing into an interesting boutique with unique and interesting gifts. The shop is still wonderful with the original floor and shelving piled high with fabrics but the interesting gift additions displayed artistically on the front shelves make this a great place to shop for one of a kind gifts. Prices are reasonable too!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Queens Library Rocks! Please donate coats.
Drop off at any branch library. 
Coats will be distributed to those still out in the cold and affected by Sandy.


An exciting art event will be held at the QueensPlaza 
Check out the link for date, times and more info