Flushing Heights Civic Association, Inc.

Established 1940


Join us on Monday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church in Mahoney Hall (175-20 74th Ave.) to learn about neighborhood current events.

Guest speakers: Senator John Liu and Dr. Penny Stern from Northwell Health

The Flushing Heights Civic Association Inc. emphatically rejects Corey Johnson’s City Planning Proposal that would eventually eliminate single family homes in Queens and throughout New York City. This proposal has never been vetted with our Community or any Community that will ultimately be changed forever. The members of our Civic Association chose to live in a residential community primarily composed of single-family homes and DO NOT want any NYC Council Member to determine the future re-zoning of our neighborhood without the community engagement, concerns and solicitude of the residents of our Civic. We have chosen to live in our Queens neighborhood and pay our property taxes, accordingly. This proposal is a reckless, arrogant attempt by the City Council Speaker to undermine our Quality of Life and will permanently alter the social fabric of our neighborhood. We will contest this proposal at every level to preserve the integrity of our neighborhood. (Queens Times, February 18, 2021)

A comprehensive planning proposal by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is sending some community boards, including CB 8, into panic that it would take away its members’ voices. (Queens Chronicle, February 18, 2021)

Community Leaders Wary of Rezoning Plan (Queens Chronicle, February 17, 2021)

CM8 Letter to Corey Johnson (February 12, 2021)

Brief Response to Planning Together: A New Comprehensive Planning Framework for New York City from Paul D. Graziano Associated Cultural Resource Consultants

Corey Johnson, Speaker of the NYC Council, wants to change zoning in our neighborhood. The City Planning Goal is to eventually eliminate single family homes and allow a builder to erect a multifamily home (3-6 Family) anywhere in Queens and NYC. It will increase congestion in our area and make a great impact on our quality of life. Here is a link to Cory Johnson’s final report: http://council.nyc.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Planning-Together-Final-Report-December-16-2020.pdf.

This proposal does not address, increased vehicle congestion resulting in greater air pollution, street parking, infrastructure enhancements such as, water, sewer (70 years old), natural gas, electric, already overcrowded schools.


Wyndam Hotel in Fresh Meadows, Queens:

CB8 Calls Out Mayor's Alleged Cluelessness - Queens Chronicle, September 17, 2020

Former Inmates threatened with Early Checkout from Taxpayer-Funded Hotel Rooms - The City, September 14, 2020

Letter from Senator John Liu to Mayor Bill de Blasio - July 10, 2020

Community rejects former inmate guests: Petition demands officials move ‘sex offenders’ for safety concerns - Queens Chronicle, July 9, 2020

NYC quietly moved 100 people off Rikers and into a Fresh Meadows hotel - Queens Daily Eagle, June 23, 2020

Freed Rikers inmates are given cellphones, cab fare and hotel rooms - New York Post, March 27, 2020

The civic association has been in existence since 1940. We are an organization run solely by non-paid volunteers as a non-profit group. The benefits of joining the civic association are as follows:

    • Holds regular meetings speakers on timely topics

    • Serves as a voice for the community with the city government and city officials.

Join us! Become a part of the homeowners and residents in our area who care enough about the quality of life for their families and neighborhood to help each other.

To become a FHCA Member contact Bill Anello at 347-752-8373 or william.anello49@gmail.com. Dues will be $15 a year per family. Make check or money order out to Flushing Heights Civic Association, Inc. Send your dues to 171-03 67th Avenue, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365.

If you would like to be a Block Captain and help contact others on your block about civic events/meetings contact Bill Anello.

Follow us on Twitter @fhcainc

FHCA is your civic association if you live north of Union Turnpike, east of 164th Street, west of Utopia Parkway, and south of Horace Harding Expressway.

Questions or concerns can be directed to Bill Anello at 347-752-8373 or william.anello49@gmail.com.