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Sandy issues top CB 10 list

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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:24 am, Thu Jan 17, 2013.

There were 1,661 complaints of damaged trees in Community Board 10 in the last half of 2012.

Nearly all came between Oct. 29 and Nov. 8, during and after Hurricane Sandy and the snowstorm eight days later.

CB 10 Chairwoman Betty Braton outlined the board’s top complaint list for 2012 at its first meeting of the year on Thursday. She said total complaints in the board area — served by the 106th Precinct — were up in 2012, but Hurricane Sandy was the reason. Outside of complaints about trees, heating, electricity and hot water related to the storm, most other complaints had dropped.

Notably, fewer people called 311 to report blocked driveways, derelict vehicles and other traffic complaints that had seen a jump in late 2011 when Resorts World Casino New York City opened at Aqueduct Racetrack.

“The impact from the casino was nowhere what we thought it would be,” Braton said.

There were also 2,600 noise complaints — often the top quality-of-life issue in mostly-residential South Queens.

— Domenick Rafter

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