Animal hospital planned, road safety changes to be discussed at upcoming community board meetings

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Applications to build an animal hospital on Forest Avenue and an outpatient care facility on Little Clove Road will be voted on at a virtual public hearing on Community Board 1 land use Wednesday, April 6.

The issue surrounding the animal hospital at 1050 Forest Avenue involves the extension of an existing gap that expires on April 3.

At 5 Little Clove Rd., a Board of Standards & Appeals application proposes the demolition of the existing structure to construct a new three-story, 6,591-foot-footage ambulatory care and diagnostic facility.

The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. To join the Zoom meeting, use this link. The meeting ID number is 81740136842.

Community Council 3

Community Council 3 will hold a virtual public hearing of its Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m.

During the meeting, Lisa Lubarsky, Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Staten Island, will discuss the emotional, physical and economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the people of Staten Island and how his organization works. to keep the community engaged.

In addition, a Community Alliance Committee public hearing will be held on April 5 at 7 p.m. during which the following requests from the State Liquor Authority will be considered: Goodfella’s, 4029 Hylan Blvd. ; Casa Nino’s Pizza Bar, 1281 Arthur Kill Rd.; Richmond Republic, 4459 Amboy Rd.

On Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m., there will be a virtual meeting of the Traffic and Transportation Committee. There is no set agenda.

Those interested in attending should register by 9:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting. An email link will be sent the day of the meeting. To register, go to:

Community Council 2

Community Board 2 will host a virtual joint meeting of its Traffic and Transportation and Utilities Committees on Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m.

During the meeting, the New York City Department of Transportation will present on the Morley Avenue Triangle Street Safety Improvement Project.

Also on the agenda are street direction conversion requests to convert Laconia Avenue from Burgher Avenue to Delaware Avenue to a one-way street and to convert Cromwell Avenue between the Mason Avenue and Hylan Boulevard into a one-way street.

Members will also consider a renewal application with the state liquor board with the addition of a disc jockey to the existing full on-site liquor license at the LeRoi Lounge, 10 Akron St.

To join the meeting, follow this link.


All meetings of the Community Council and meetings of its committees are open to the public. They provide a great opportunity for residents to learn about events happening in and around their neighborhood. Below is more information about the three community councils on the island:


Arlington — Castleton Corners — Clifton — Concord — Elm Park — Fort Wadsworth — Graniteville — Grymes Hill — Livingston — Mariners Harbor — New Brighton — Port Richmond — Randall Manor — Rosebank — St. George — Shore Acres — Silver Lake — Stapleton — Sunnyside — Tompkinsville—West Brighton—Westerleigh.

The District Manager is Joseph Carroll. The Chairman of the Board is Nicholas Siclari. The phone number is 718-981-6900.


Arrochar — Bloomfield — Bulls Head — Chelsea — Dongan Hills — Egbertville — Emerson Hill — Grant City — Grasmere — High Rock — Lighthouse Hill — Midland Beach — New Dorp — New Springville — Oakwood — Ocean Breeze — Old Town — Richmond — South Beach — Todt Hill—Travis.

The phone number is 718-568-3581. The fax number is 718-568-3595. The President is Robert J. Collegio, PE The District Manager is Debra A. Derrico.


Annadale—Arden Heights—Bay Terrace—Charleston—Eltingville—Great Kills—Greenridge—Huguenot—New Dorp—Oakwood—Pleasant Plains—Prince’s Bay—Richmond Valley—Richmond—Rossville—Tottenville—Woodrow.

The office phone number is 718-356-7900. The Chairman of the Board is Frank Morano; the district manager is Charlene Wagner.

Benjamin M. Yerger