Maspeth residents continue protests against homeless shelter, calling out city for bad policies
Photos by Anthony Giudice/QNS

For the eighth day (and definitely not the last), Maspeth residents gathered outside of the Holiday Inn Express located at 59-40 55th Rd. on Wednesday, Aug. 24 to rally against the planned homeless shelter at the site, blasting the local government for not standing with them. The focus of their scorn was aimed Mayor Bill de […]

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Despite absence from massive community meeting, an assemblywoman comes out against Maspeth homeless shelter
Photo: Anthony Giudice/QNS

As Maspeth residents gathered to protest the proposed homeless shelter at the Holiday Inn Express last week, one elected official was noticeably absent from the meeting: Assemblywoman Margaret Markey. Community members were stunned that the assemblywoman did not attend, or send a representative in her place to the meeting on Thursday, Aug. 11, at Martin Luther High […]

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Thousands of Maspeth residents come out to protest the proposed homeless shelter
Photos: Anthony Giudice/QNS

Maspeth has a crystal clear message for Mayor Bill de Blasio, his administration and the Department of Homeless Services (DHS): don’t put a homeless shelter there. Thunder, lightning, rain and oppressing heat couldn’t keep thousands of residents from Maspeth and the surrounding areas from packing into the Martin Luther High School gym on Thursday night to state […]

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Ozone Park is getting new elementary school to help alleviate overcrowding
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A new elementary school, P.S. 335, is set to open in Centerville at the beginning of the 2017 academic year for students in Ozone Park. To be built at the corner of Albert Road and Raleigh Street, the new school will hopefully help to alleviate the overcrowding in nearby schools by giving Ozone Park students a school […]

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City is investing millions in Ozone Park infrastructure upgrades
Photo courtesy of the NYC water department

Ozone Park is getting a $41.5 million makeover. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced Tuesday that work has begun on the installation of three miles of new sewers and water mains in Ozone Park . Residents can also expect to see the addition of […]

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