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Residents Who Lost Homes in Jackson Heights Fire Demand Extended Hotel Stay From City
Residents Who Lost Homes in Jackson Heights Fire Demand Extended Hotel Stay From City

June 11, 2021 By Allie Griffin

A group of Jackson Heights residents who lost their homes in an April fire are demanding the city extend their temporary housing at hotels.

Residents represented by the 89th Street Unidos Association held a rally Thursday to demand the NYC Department of Housing and Preservation (HPD) extend their hotel stays through September. Currently the residents must leave the hotel rooms they’ve been provided on June 20.

HPD put the residents of two buildings at 89-07 and 89-11 34th Ave. up in hotels after an eight-alarm fire tore through the buildings on April 6.

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Op-Ed: Beware the Comprehensive Plan, One Plan to Rule Us All

June 10, 2021 Op-Ed By: Emily Sharpe

I met Alicia Boyd in Brooklyn at a meeting to save the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s flora from dark shadows cast by luxury towers. I had gotten a flyer to attend from her colleague when he toured Sunnyside Yards at an event sponsored by the group I founded, “Stop Sunnyside Yards”.