Following a Long Island plane crash, Whitestone residents fear frequent tourist helicopters
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Whitestone has been rumbling with anger over Hampton helicopters that instill a sense of fear and discomfort among neighborhood residents. Tuesday’s report of a single-engine plane crashed in Syosset, Long Island, that killed three occupants near a school has added to the anxieties of Whitestone residents. “My heart sunk,” said Alfredo Centola, president of the We Love Whitestone Civic […]

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All of the Clearview Expressway and part of the Grand Central Parkway will be repaved
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Drivers can expect delays on the Clearview Expressway and Grand Central Parkway as early as next week, when the state Department of Transportation (DOT) begins a major repaving project on both arteries. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday the $18 million improvement to resurface the entire stretch of the Clearview Expressway between Hillside Avenue in Hollis […]

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UPDATE: The Spa Castle pools reopen through a stringent safety agreement with the city
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College Point’s Spa Castle, which was forced to shut down its pools in February, reopened them last month after it implemented a new safety plan. The luxury Korean complex at 131-10 11th Ave. in Queens met requirements set out by the Department of Health and signed an agreement that allows the department to “intervene swiftly” if the establishment fails […]

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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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