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What’s going on with the vacant lot on the corner of 154th Street and 11th Avenue in Whitestone?

That’s the question President of the Greater Whitestone Taxpayers Civic Association and Community Board 7 Member Kim Cody has been asking since Lot 74 was last occupied in 2010.

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As Covid-19 testing citywide has been stretched thin, federal, city and state officials have pushed for additional tests and testing sites. While some neighborhoods — having received more testing sites over the last few weeks — have shifted the focus to rapid tests, which remain in short supply nationwide and are costly, others, like College Point and Whitestone, are still waiting for more sites.

As of Jan. 3, there were only three testing sites in the area, leaving civics and their fellow residents frustrated.

There are two trees within a block from one another in Whitestone that neighbors fear are on the brink of falling, but the Parks Department says neither is at immediate risk.

Both have been given a priority rating C for removal and have been inspected within the past six months, a spokesperson for the department told the Chronicle.

The Friends of Francis Lewis Park are hosting a Pink in the Park Ribbon Dedication on Sunday, Oct. 3.

The event will kick off at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting at the Whitestone park’s main entrance, located at Third Avenue and the Cross Island Parkway service road, near the basketball courts.