Borough Hall Garage on Track for Spring Demolition

Borough Hall Garage on Track for Spring Demolition

Photo: According to Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, the Borough Hall Municipal Parking Garage is set to be demolished soon. Courtesy of

The Queens Borough Hall Municipal Garage remains on track for expedited demolition this spring, according to Borough President Melinda Katz.

In a recent meeting with Katz, representatives from Queens District Attorney Richard Brown’s office, and other agencies that would be affected by the work, city Department of Transportation officials also indicated that construction of a new 300-spot parking lot is still on schedule for the end of 2016.

Additionally, Katz noted that DOT has implemented mitigation efforts during the demolition and construction periods, including additional Police Department traffic agents at Queens Boulevard and 83rd Avenue; 38 new temporary angled parking spaces on 134th Street; and extended hours on meters at 25 spots along Queens Boulevard at 83rd Avenue.

The administration shuttered the crumbling structure last September after it was deemed a safety hazard by building engineers.

By Michael V. Cusenza


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