The National Weather Service of New York inflated a weather balloon to test atmospheric data related to Hurricane Florence. Photo by NWS New York.

Coastal Flood Advisory Issued For Southern Queens

Yesterday, the National Weather Service for New York issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for southern Queens until 1 p.m. today.

The NWS said tides were expected to reach one and half feet to two and a half feet higher than the normal level.

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The West Pond at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, one of the natural areas that Stringer believes will be threatened by the pipeline.// AP photo

Stringer Questions Notion That Pipeline Will Help Gas-Thirsty City Meet Environmental Goals

A $1 billion natural gas pipeline that would cut across 23 miles of lower New York Bay has pitted those with environmental concerns against the Williams Company, which says the new pipeline would provide much needed natural gas capacity to Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Wednesday voiced his opposition to the Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline.

“The 23-mile pipeline would extend from New Jersey, along the Staten Island coast, past Coney Island and into the Rockaways,” Stringer said in a statement. “Allowing the construction of the pipeline risks damage to many of New York’s most precious habitats and natural assets, including New York Harbor, Jamaica Bay, and the Rockaway’s many beaches.”

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State Senate candidate Slawomir Platta. // Photo courtesy of Slawomir for Senate

State Senate Candidate Runs on ‘No Homeless Shelter’ Party Line

By Evan Rosen To fight proposed homeless shelters in Glendale and Ozone Park, one candidate for state senate is taking

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Joe Caruana, president of a neighborhood association in Ozone Park criticizes the shelter proposal // Eagle photo by Andy Katz

Ozone Park Residents Square Off With DHS Over Shelter Site

A hearing over a homeless shelter in Ozone Park attracted hundreds of residents eager to confront Department of Homeless Services officials over the agency’s proposal to turn a former church into a shelter for homeless men with mental illness Thursday.

The evening was punctuated by angry outbursts, including from local lawmakers.

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Welcome to Ozone Park // Wikimedia Commons

Ozone Park Residents to Confront DHS Over Proposed Men’s Shelter

Ozone Park residents angry about a proposal to convert a local church into a homeless shelter will get a chance to confront the Department of Homeless Services directly Thursday night.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, District 14's Democratic Nominee for Congress, high-fives a voter on election day. Photo credit: Corey Torpie

Ocasio-Cortez Defeats Crowley

By David Brand @D4V1DBR4ND In a stunning upset, progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated Rep. Joe Crowley in the District 14 primary

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