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A Downtown Flushing church celebrated its 151st anniversary Nov. 14.

Ebenezer Baptist Church has stood at 36-12 Prince St. since it was founded in 1870. In that century and a half, the church and its congregants have become a vital aspect of the Downtown Flushing community. The southwest corner of Prince Street and Northern Boulevard was even co-named “Dr. T. P. Mitchell Way” by the city in 2013 to honor the late and longtime Ebenezer Baptist Church pastor.

Community Board 7 members debated Nov. 8 whether to approve a developer’s request for a special permit to exceed maximum height zoning standards, with the majority ultimately voting in favor of the applicant 31-17.

The proposed 16-story building, located at 133-25 37 Ave. in Downtown Flushing, would include residential and hotel units and falls within the flight obstruction area for LaGuardia Airport.

City Councilmember Peter Koo (D-Flushing) nearly became a robbery victim in his own Downtown Flushing building Thursday night, but thwarted th…