This week on the QNS podcast: Update on proposed Glendale shelter, Ridgewood Tenants Union protests luxury apartment tower, and more

Welcome back to the QNS Podcast, a weekly look at the week’s biggest Queens news. Hosted by Jacob Kaye and reporter Angélica Acevedo, each show will take a look at the week’s most important stories from across the borough and across topics. This week, we follow up with the Glendale homeless shelter debate. Community Board […]

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Community Board 5 votes to seek alternatives to proposed Glendale shelter site

Community Board 5 met Wednesday night at Christ the King High School and voted unanimously against the proposed Glendale homeless shelter, but not without some drama. The meeting’s public comment period was filled with a litany of complaints about how the board handled the volatile hearing on the facility last week. CB5 voted 34-0 on […]

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Ridgewood Tenants Union rallies against planned luxury apartment tower and calls for disciplinary action against Holden

Members of the Ridgewood Tenants Union (RTU) chanted “no, no to luxury colonization — yes, yes to homes for all” in front of Food Bazaar Supermarket during their rally against a planned new luxury apartment tower on Monday. The RTU demanded that city officials stop Avery Hall Investments’ (AHI) plan to build a 24-story luxury apartment […]

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Op-Ed: The solution to the homeless shelter controversy is housing and working together to demand it

BY TOUSIF AHSAN Glendale residents have been organizing since 2013 to block the construction of a homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Ave. The coalition that formed — led in part by Council member Robert Holden — says that the homeless should not be warehoused, but residents cite concerns of drug addicts and sex offenders ending […]

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Monday night war: Community board hearing on Glendale homeless shelter draws a huge, irate crowd

Planned as a meeting for the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to broadcast the details of the proposed Glendale homeless shelter and collect feedback, Community Board 5’s public hearing Monday night devolved into an over hour-long tussle filled with shouting matches, interruptions and an incitement of violence. More than 1,000 residents — the vast majority […]

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