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Elected officials and community leaders rally against Creedmoor shelter expansion

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Feb. 27, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Mayor Eric Adams plans to add 170 beds to the 1,000-men migrant shelter at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Village, and local elected officials and community leaders gathered at the Creedmoor campus Monday to denounce the increase. Assembly Member Ed Braunstein, state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky and Council Member…
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Civic leaders express concern that Creedmoor Master Plan may lead to dirty streets and congestion

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Jan. 11, 2024 By Rachel Butler Filthy streets, traffic congestion and a lack of public space were among the many concerns expressed about the proposed 2,873-unit Creedmoor development plan by a local civic association on Monday night. Members of the Creedmoor Civic Association, a local civic group, voiced concerns during their monthly meeting Jan. 8 that an influx of new people to the area would lead to more litter, congested streets and a shortage of green space.   The meeting, held virtually, was attended by 26 members of the association as well as Assembly Member Clyde Vanel, with the discussion centered…
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Hochul unveils master plan to bring 2,800 housing units to Creedmoor campus in eastern Queens

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Dec. 7, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan A newly unveiled plan for the Creedmoor campus in eastern Queens seeks to bring 2,800 housing units alongside community amenities to the underutilized plot of land.  The 93-page Creedmoor Community Master Plan, made public by Governor Kathy Hochul on Dec. 6, proposes the revitalization of 48 acres of the 125 acre plot of the state-owned land. Currently 19 of the 25 buildings are sitting vacant. And in the past year, the site began to shelter some of the city’s new migrants in tent structures.  The plan proposes a grand total of 2,873 housing units…
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SNAP gets $1M to finalize move of senior center out of Creedmoor campus in Queens Village

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Oct. 16, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Services Now for Adult Persons (SNAP) received $1 million in state funding to complete renovations to their long ago acquired building in Glen Oaks – eventually allowing their senior center to move out of their current location on the Creedmoor campus in Queens Village.  Several elected officials gathered in the cafeteria of the SNAP of Eastern Queens Older Adult Center on Monday, Oct. 16, to announce the new funding to a packed room of seniors, who regularly rely on SNAP for hot meals and enrichment. The seniors have been waiting to utilize the new…
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Op-Ed: Any Creedmoor plan must serve the needs of eastern Queens

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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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