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Homeless Woman Found Dead on Subway Platform in Long Island City

A body was found on the G train platform at the 21st Street-Van Alst Station Wednesday. (Photo of officers at the scene courtesy of R C MacLagger)

Feb. 9, 2022 By Christian Murray

A body was found on the G train platform at the 21st Street-Van Alst Station in Long Island City this morning, police said.

The body, believed to be that of a middle-aged woman, was discovered on a bench at around 8 a.m., police said. A subway rider found her sitting on the bench unresponsive.

The deceased woman, police said, is believed to have been homeless. There were no signs of trauma although the police are still investigating.

The medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death.

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Anonymous

So sorry to read about this. I hope SSP will update us as any news becomes available, like who she was. Readers care & may God rest her soul.

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Diane Woodside

reply to Julie. So come and live near Queens Blvd in Queens where every freaking motel & hotel is a shelter!! And see for yourself the crap they do to our block its disgusting. They bring all their bad habits .They give no respect to our property. Why don’t you build a shelter in your backyard 🤨

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Your place first.

No. We need those places for tourists… people who will give the city money for visiting!

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This is not ok

I see people living in the subway and threatening people
They are a menace to themselves and others
There has been s woman under the subway station at 46 th street for months

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Tommy

That woman has completely taken over the 46th street 7 station. They used to have concerts and events under the station but can’t anymore because of her. She is the most influential person in Sunnyside. Get her out of there any throw all of her crap out! Enough already!

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Linda

I agree Tommy enuf is enuf . Recently went to 46 st & the smell of urine was so toxic I was throwing up . Why is this allowed ??

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Anonymous

Shes been there for years. She use to have a small cart but now has more stuff than most have in their apartments.

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Tom

Yes it is very sad for that woman to die like that. She was someone’s baby at one time. Her parents did not envision her ending like that. Shame on the politicians to allow things like this.

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Woodside Resident

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She allowed to happen to herself. Where was her family ? No she chose to live homeless

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Where did the money go?

A few bucks from that 1.2 billion dollars that disappeared from Mrs DiBlasio’s “Thrive” scheme might have saved her.

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ABoondy

i think he or his wife laundered it and stole it. it was even in the news, but since there is zero accountability on crime in nyc, nobody ever prosecuted him. its why he created all this chaos, allowed crime to soar, kept everyone scared and locked up inside, to deflect from him stealing the money. and thats why he always wanted his progressive pals in office to protect him. i’m sure he cut them in on the theft to look the other way.

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The public health initiative from 2015?

The wife of a former mayor? Can you update the talking point you copy and paste on every article please?

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Where's Leticia?

Yes, where did the money from the “Thrive” project go to? Hey, LATICIA JAMES- open up an investigation of Mrs. DeBlasio.

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Bench warmer

So very sad , that she ended up this way and how the system let her down and others
Yes, it’s time for a full investigation to where this money went that was suppose to be used to open facilities for the mentally ill
lock them up , the former mayor must be held accountable , let’s go , Letitia , here’s a real case with proof of corruption to work on

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