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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A string of parking lot thefts shake up the Whitestone Shopping Center
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The Whitestone Shopping Center has been smacked with a slew of grand larcenies by an individual who specializes in car break-ins and identity theft, police reported. The first incident occurred on Tuesday, April 12, around 5 p.m. in front of 132-11 14th Ave. in the center’s parking lot. The thief broke into a parked car and […]

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Whitestone Church sells half of its parking lot to pay off its $3M debt
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Parishioners at St. Luke’s Church in Whitestone may have to peruse the area for parking before Sunday Mass, as the institution has officially sold more than half of its parking lot. The deal will close on May 5, according to Monsignor John C. Tosi, the church’s pastor, in a notice included in the parish’s April 24 bulletin. The church, located […]

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Filming of TV series ‘BrainDead’ moves from Whitestone to Ridgewood. Watch a teaser
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The “BrainDead” love Queens! Earlier this week, the new CBS comic-thriller series filmed stunts and crime scenes in Whitestone. Next, the cast and crew is moving into Ridgewood. On May 3, neighbors of 47-40 Metropolitan Ave. can expect the new series to be shooting scenes in the area at different times during the day between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. […]

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