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Whitestone’s brand new drainage system spanning 120 blocks is finally complete days before hurricane season

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May. 29, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan After almost a decade in the making and a $128 million investment from the city, a complete overhaul of Whitestone’s sewer system is finally complete.  The area’s elected officials, city agency heads and the workers who made it all happen, gathered on a quiet residential street Tuesday afternoon to…
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Authorities raid illegal smoke shops in College Point and Whitestone, seize cannabis and tobacco products

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Feb. 22, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Several illegal smoke shops in College Point and Whitestone were busted Tuesday by the NYC Sheriff’s Department. Officers seized a “tremendous amount” of flavored nicotine vapes, which are illegal in the state, as well as cannabis products such as edibles and joints that cannot be sold without a state license. The officers were able to fill dozens of large garbage bags with the confiscated products during the afternoon raids.  One of the locations targeted was Whitestone Essentials on 150th Street. The officers from the sheriff’s department, with assistance from the 109th Precinct, simultaneously raided…
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Francis Lewis Park in Whitestone receives $2.1M for upgrades to restrooms, water fountains

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Sep. 27, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Newly allocated funding will bring upgraded restrooms and a three-part water fountain for drinking, filling up bottles and hydrating pets at Francis Lewis Park in Whitestone.  Councilwoman Vickie Paladino announced the allocation of $2.1 million for improvements to the 17-acre park in partnership with City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams…
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Queens police officer likely killed by 9/11 toxins honored in Whitestone street co-naming

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Sep. 25, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan The corner of 149th Street and 14th Avenue in Whitestone was ceremoniously co-named in honor of former police officer, and 9/11 hero, Thomas Gerald Brophy this past weekend.  Brophy’s family was joined by local residents, Councilwoman Vickie Paladino, more than a dozen members of the Police Benevolent Association and…
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Community Board 7 approves three street co-naming signs in Whitestone, Flushing

Apr. 12, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Community Board 7 voted in favor of approving requests for three street co-naming signs in the communities of Whitestone and Flushing during its virtual general board meeting held on Monday, April 10.  The board approved the street co-naming signs for Police Officer Thomas Brophy Way at 14th Avenue and…
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Pair of firefighters injured while battling two-alarm fire in Whitestone: FDNY

Mar. 30, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb Two firefighters were injured while battling a two-alarm fire in Whitestone Thursday evening, according to the FDNY. The FDNY received a call at 5:30 p.m. on March 30 regarding a fire at Q’s Moving Corp., a three-story building located at 149-16 14th Ave., not far from the FDNY Engine…
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Elderly man dies in early morning Whitestone house fire

Feb. 17, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb An elderly man died in a house fire in Whitestone early Friday morning, according to authorities. According to FDNY and NYPD sources, the fire broke out in a home at 149-36 18th Ave. in Whitestone around 3 a.m. on Feb. 17. A total of 12 units consisting of 60… Read more »