Propose alternative locations to build a new high school in NYC Council District 19
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NYC School Construction Authority

Propose alternative locations to build a new high school in NYC Council District 19

    1. Paul Vallone
    2. Petition by

      Paul Vallone

      Flushing, NY

Paul Vallone recently stood with Debra Markell, Kim and Marilyn Cody, Kevin Shields and various community leaders and residents in Whitestone to voice widespread community opposition to the School Construction Authority’s surveying of the old Whitestone Jewels LLC site and plans to build a new school on the lot, located on 150th Street near 5th Avenue.

Vallone said, “We the people must be allowed a greater say in any and all development that is planned for our district, and that means more than an empty and hollow ‘comment period’ that goes largely ignored. Yet the School Construction Authority barges into our backyard with its unilateral site selection powers and without any real regard for the will of the community. We must set a precedent for getting all sides together at the negotiating table and truly taking the voice of local residents into account.”

Vallone and others made clear that they remain committed to seeing through the 26th School District’s need for a new high school, but only at an area that suits the community and those most affected by the development of a new school site. 

Please sign the petition that will be sent to the NYC School Construction Authority to voice your concern. 

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    • domenick bongiorno WHITESTONE, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      traffic congestion and real estate value

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    • Linda Izzo FLORAL PARK, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      Whitestone was m home until last year.. I am 66 years old... I love the nieghborhood.. I wouldn't want to change a thing.

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    • LEIGH REGAN WHITESTONE, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      We live in a very quiet and safe neighborhood. People who live in that area purchased for a premium price. It is one thing to buy a home knowing a school in there it is another to buy a home and then find out a high school will be put in. here is a thought, with so many schools closing why not use one of those buildings for a high school.

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    • ADRIANA MACCHIARULO WHITESTONE, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      TO MAINTAIN THE CHARACTER

      OF THE NIEGHBORHOOD

      THE ROADS TO AND FROM TO THE PROPOSED SITE ARE INSUFFICIENT TO ACCOMODATE THE NEW TRAFFIC THAT WILL RESULT

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    • Robb DeMange WHITESTONE, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      This is an obvious, deliberate attempt to destroy a nice, residential area. Nothing good comes of this ridiculous idea.

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