In April, a swastika was painted on a rock in Powell’s Cove in College Point. // Photo Courtesy Mirjana Karcic

Twister-Ravaged Park Is Site of Swastika, Noose & Dangerous Conditions

Mirjana Karcic, a College Point resident, walks her dog through deteriorating Powell’s Cove every morning, but on Thursday, Aug. 3 the park looked even worse than usual.

“It was like a disaster, like a war zone,” Karcic said.  

Decade-old trees lay splintered in the path, smashed to bits, and pieces of homes and trash were scattered throughout the trees. The devastation prompted Karcic to share the conditions of the park, which she has been documenting for months, with the Queens Daily Eagle.

Her photos reveal racist graffiti, including a swastika spray painted on a rock, and a medical waste container discarded next to a garbage can.

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A tornado smashed a tree into a car in College Point. // Twitter photo by Daniel Rosenthal

Freak Twister Tears Through College Point

Brooklyn has a Cyclone, but Queens has a twister. A night of heavy rain storms turned destructive as a rare tornado ripped through College Point Thursday night, tearing down trees and damaging homes, the National Weather Service confirmed Friday morning. Queens residents’ phones began buzzing around 10:20 p.m. with a unique warning: “Seek shelter as tornado conditions roll in.”

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