It was a busy week for news in northeast Queens.
The city’s Transportation and Parks departments said they would spruce up a traffic island near Bayside’s Long Island Rail Road station.
State Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, said he was not making an endorsement in the race for Councilman Dan Halloran’s seat and local business owners talked about their aid efforts when Hurricane Sandy hit the borough a year ago.
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Avella said the DOT and Parks Department had committed to fixing up a traffic island near the LIRR station that had been neglected for years. And Vienna Music school will move into the second floor of the building once owned by First Edition sports bar.
Bayside community leaders said they were getting closer to setting up a roundtable to talk about airplane noise over northeast Queens with the Federal Aviation Administration. Police pulled the body of a young man from Little Neck Bay, but said that no criminality was suspected.
Bayside businesses talked with Patch about how they helped out Queens residents in October 2012 after Hurricane Sandy hit the five boroughs.
And Avella said he is not endorsing Democrat Paul Vallone or Republican Dennis Saffran for Halloran’s seat.
An upcoming Douglaston wine bar has applied for a permit to sell alcohol and is currently under construction along 235th Street.