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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Whitestone residents urged to sign a petition demanding a supermarket at closed Waldbaum’s site
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Public pressure is mounting to bring a supermarket back to the former Waldbaum’s location at the Whitestone Shopping Center, which closed six months ago and remains vacant. During a We Love Whitestone town hall meeting on Wednesday night, state Senator Tony Avella encouraged the civic association and residents to sign a petition, which urges the property owners, The Feil Organization, to reserve the […]

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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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City can’t ‘walk and chew gum at the same time’ on Queens graffiti removal, lawmaker says
Photo courtesy of the Greater Ridgewood Restoration Corporation

The city’s Vision Zero program may be making streets safer, but it’s also pushed graffiti removal to the back burner, according to one Queens elected official. State Senator Tony Avella railed against the de Blasio administration and the Department of Transportation (DOT) for allegedly ignoring his repeated requests last December to sign a graffiti removal […]

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