One Whitestone sinkhole the size of a ‘baby hippopotamus’ is a threat to elderly residents
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Exercising caution when walking is becoming exhaustive to Whitestone residents, who fear that they may fall victim to one obnoxious sinkhole. Near a vacant lot located at 15-56 Clintonville St., a massive hole in the sidewalk has worsened over the course of three years, and residents worry that the sinkhole will only expand. “This is a major hazard. They need […]

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NYPD should split the 105th Precinct to better serve southeast Queens, lawmakers say
The 105th Precinct headquarters in Queens Village is quite a distance from many area residents

Two Queens politicians are looking to ease the burden of police officers. Councilmen Barry Grodenchik and Donovan Richards introduced a resolution calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to split the 105th Precinct into two standalone commands. The 105th Precinct covers most of the area along the Queens-Nassau border, running from […]

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UPDATE: Reported College Point jail plan draws the ire of the neighborhood’s public officials
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Updated April 1, 9:55 a.m. Land near the NYPD Academy in College Point could be developed into a new prison under a plan that the city is exploring to systematically shut down Rikers Island’s correctional facilities, according to a report published on Thursday. Citing sources within City Hall, DNAinfo reported on Thursday that various officials are […]

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Residents call for truly affordable housing in ‘Flushing West’ rezoning plan
Photo courtesy of the Flushing Rezoning Community Alliance

Affordable housing units in the proposed Flushing West rezoning plan should be within the reach of local residents, one lawmaker declared during a town hall meeting on the project Thursday. Councilman Peter Koo told residents at Flushing’s St. George’s Episcopal Church that he would call on the city to lower the area median income (AMI) threshold in Mayor Bill de […]

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Bayside High receives $1M for auditorium and field house restoration
Senator Tony Avella  presents a check to Principal Michael Athy and Bayside High School students.

Some big bucks are being put toward improvements at Bayside High School. As a part of the school’s 80th anniversary this month, state Senator Tony Avella visited Bayside High School on Friday morning to present Principal Michael Athy with a $1 million check earmarked for the restoration of the high school’s aging auditorium and athletic field house. […]

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