Whitestone Grills the DEC on Waterpointe

Many in Whitestone have been outraged at the state Department of Environmental Conservation in recent months for its handling of the brownfield cleanup at the Waterpointe property by the East River. And when neighborhood residents met with agency officials last Thursday night at a neighborhood church, they held nothing back. “To me, this looks like […]

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Cleanup Francis Lewis Park Volunteer Event

Whitestone’s Francis Lewis Park cleaned up by group of local volunteers

A waterfront park in Whitestone looks much cleaner thanks to the leadership of a young community-minded resident. On April 7, close to 30 volunteers descended on Francis Lewis Park, located at Third Avenue and 147th Street, to give the public space a spring cleaning. The project began when 21-year-old local Rita Cinquemani reached out to the We Love Whitestone civic association on […]

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Public Advocate backs Whitestone residents’ plan to sue over controversial development site

Outraged over a state agency’s decision to give developers its stamp of approval for less stringent remediation work, Whitestone residents will pursue legal action — and they have the support of the city’s second-highest ranking elected official. Dozens of residents assembled at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church for the We Love Whitestone Civic Association meeting on Jan. 17, […]

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