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Community Board 6 Elects New Executive Board, Votes Out Chair


Sept. 17, 2019 By Allie Griffin

Six out of seven members of Community Board 6’s executive board are new officers, after an election replaced all but one long standing officer last week.

At a Sept. 12 meeting, Alexa Weitzman was elected the new chair of the board, defeating Joseph Hennessy who held the position for years. 

Gail Gordon was the only incumbent to withhold her position. She remained first vice chair, running unopposed after another member declined to accept a nomination for the position, according to the Queens Chronicle

All other executive board members are new to their positions. 

“There’s a clean slate of officers right now,” said the District Manager Frank Gulluscio. 

Peter Beadle replaced Steven Goldberg as second vice chair. Goldberg withdrew his name once Beadle was nominated. 

Mark Laster replaced Naomi Altman as vice chair of secretary, Bruce Grossberg replaced Gregory Carlson as vice chair of finance, Prameet Kumar replaced Norman Leibowitz as vice chair of land use and Soumaly King replaced Robert Silver as vice chair of scoping. All of the former vice chairs ran in the election, but were defeated. 

Community Board 6 represents the neighborhoods of Forest Hills and Rego Park.

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Perhaps someone there can now tackle the derelict vehicle situation, overnight tractor-trailer parking on residential streets, the issue with all the QM buses idling for extended periods and QM buses taking shortcuts through narrow side-streets creating traffic jams, blocked driveways and street damage to parked cars.

Driven Out by TA

A complete takeover by Transportation Alternatives. TA is a cult with international financing. Their mission is “reclaim NYC streets from the automobile.”

Good luck, Forest Hills. You’re going to need it. They don’t do it gradually or through education. At 2% of NYC they get into positions of power and force it on the majority.


What is the board doing about the issue concerning the guy on Continental? Numerous complaints by many people and nothing seems to get done.


LOL. Nothing. Back in the day the Police would ask the vagrant to move it along and stand there until they did so. Over the last two decades it seems they have become far more lax on the homeless and focus on far more lucrative revenue generating issues rather than quality of life issues.


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