10 The Queens Courier •JANUARY 17, 2013 for breaking news visit www.queenscourier.com This photo rendering shows the Glen Oaks $17M facelift forPhoto Courtesy of Queens Public Library Library’s new modern look after its $17 million Glen Oaks library facelift. BY MELISSA CHAN email@example.com A $17 million facelift will soon bring chic changes to a Glen Oaks library, officials said. A sweeping interior staircase, a sky-lit reading lounge and a par- tially transparent exterior are some of the modern designs being built at the 255-01 Union Turnpike site of the Glen Oaks branch of the Queens Library. “We’re very excited about it,” said Bob Friedrich, president of Glen Oaks Village. “It’s a really beautifully designed library, as opposed to the old one that had more of a concrete box-like struc- ture with very few windows.” Officials said the library, built in 1956, was becoming too small for the growing Glen Oaks population. Renovations will nearly double the size of the library to 18,000-square-feet and include many new customer service features along its three levels, includ- ing more computer workstations, separate areas for adults, teens and children, and an outdoor reading space. “I think this library will attract a lot more people,” Friedrich said. “The community really needs it. We have a lot of seniors in Glen Oaks who love sitting outside to read.” The new library is slated to open later this spring, officials said. Bookworms can visit the library’s temporary space across the street until construction is completed. “This state-of-the-art library will be a terrific asset for the community,” said Councilmember Mark Weprin, who helped fund the improvement project with Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Concern over school street closures CyberKnife® Standard Radiation Novalis® Proton IMRT BY ALEXA ALTMAN Treatment for 5 days at 45 minutes firstname.lastname@example.orgNOYESNOYESor less per day Concerned over congestion, a Community Board Less chance of impotence YES NO YES YES slammed on the brakes when construction plans for a Corona school involved a temporary street closing. According to Community Board 4 District Manager surrounding healthy tissue Christian Cassagnol, the board voted down the motionNOYESNOYESVirtually no side eff ects to 14 to 10 when the Department of Education (DOE) Real-time tracking and correction and the School Construction Authority (SCA) request- for movement of prostate YES NO NO NO ed 44th Avenue between 97th Place and Junction during treatment Boulevard be closed for the duration of the P.S. 315’s construction, adding that the proposal also included Total clinical sub-millimeter 97th Place be turned into a northbound one-way street.NONONOYESaccuracy targeting tumorExpected to be completed by 2015, P.S. 315 will cost $40 million and house 1,100 students. According to a Attacks tumor from hundreds of DOE spokesperson, Community Board 4’s vote against YES NO NO NO angles and directions the street closing does not stop SCA from continuing with the project. The spokesperson added that the Requires inserting balloon in rectum DOE has submitted a request for street closure with during treatment the Department of Transportation (DOT), which hasYESNONONO not yet approved. Recognizing the desperate need for a new school in 5+ years of data, with 93%+ success rate* the neighborhood, fraught with severe overcrowding,YESNOYESYES Cassagnol said it’s not the school itself the board is against, but the street closure that the SCA feels is a necessary part of its construction. There are several eff ective treatment options for prostate cancer, Cassagnol alleged that several community board but if you’re choosing radiation treatment, the facts point to members were displeased with the design of the school, ® stating that while the design was beautiful, it did not CyberKnife . And the best choice for CyberKnife is Winthrop- conform to the aesthetic of the surrounding neighbor- University Hospital. We were the fi rst in the region to off er hood. The school’s location had also formerly been CyberKnife. We have more experience than any other center. And disputed over. According to Cassagnol, Community our success rate is unsurpassed. So, check the facts. Then call Board 4’s former District Manager Richard Italiano 1-866-WINTHROP to schedule an appointment. proposed several alternate locations for the school that were all turned down by city officials. Representatives from the SCA could not be reached for comment as of press time. *Success rate compares favorably to every other form of treatment, includingsurgery. Novalis Tx is a registered trademark of Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
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