Tag: community-board-13

Debate over policing and solitary confinement bills dominates Queens community board meeting


Jan. 26, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan At a southeast Queens community board meeting on Monday, elected officials debated two public safety bills that overwhelmingly passed in the city council that were subsequently vetoed by the mayor.  The city’s public advocate, Jumaane Williams, and Council Member Selvena Brooks-Powers joined the virtual monthly Community Board 13 meeting to discuss the legislation, with one bill requiring police officers to document low level civilian stops and the other limiting solitary confinement in the city’s jails. One of the mayor’s senior advisors, Tiffany Raspberry, joined the call to defend the vetoes and a debate ensued.  …
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Op-Ed: Any Creedmoor plan must serve the needs of eastern Queens


Sep. 27, 2023 By Corey Bearak and Bryan Block For several years, the communities of eastern Queens have engaged in discussions with our community leaders, our local and state elected officials and Empire State Development (ESD) about possible reuse of 55 acres of land on the state’s Creedmoor Psychiatric Center campus. We long recognized the…
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Eastern Queens elected officials, community leaders voice concerns over plans for migrant tent shelter at Creedmor campus

Jul. 19, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Eastern Queens elected officials and community leaders are denouncing the city’s plan to create a large-scale tent facility to house an influx of migrants on the grounds of the old Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Village. In a show of bipartisan support, Councilwoman Linda Lee joined Councilwoman Vickie Paladino,…
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City finishes $700,000 wetlands restoration project at Hook Creek Park in Rosedale

May. 15, 2023 By Bill Parry The city has completed a $700,000 restoration project at Hook Creek Park in southeast Queens. NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue joined officials from the Department of Environmental Protection, National Audubon Society, members of Community Board 13, and Eastern Queens Alliance President Barbara Brown at the park in Rosedale on…
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