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I find the title of this article and the opening "Alleged crime spikes, the devaluing of real estate and the indecency of “warehousing” the city’s less fortunate have been the main talking points of those opposed to the plans.
Now, overcrowding in the most congested school district in the five boroughs has taken center stage." misleading.
From the beginning it has been expressed that this site was inappropriate for multiple reasons, and each one of those items is being addressed by the community. The fact that this topic was the focus of a meeting held by the Community Education Council of district 24 should not be a shock. This is not a "Defense", but it is another tremendous reason why the proposal by DHS to build these facilities in this area is inherently flawed, for MANY reasons.
4 months ago
The Borough has been long neglected by the city, and accordingly we do not have the infastructure or resources to deal with the open gate NYC is now hosting to the rest of the world.
Queens houses 27% of the cities residents, but only has 12% of hospitals.
Our transit options are limited at best. But The city will rely on single sided criteria, looking at this issue in a bubble. We need our fair share.
Fair share of infrastructure first.
But I shouldn't complain, based on Stringers June report of the Overcrowding of NYC Schools we certainly have our fair share there. 50% of all of the overcrowded schools in the city are in Queens. And the majority of them is in district 24.5 months ago