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Mayor To Host Town Hall Meeting In Forest Hills Next Week

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Feb. 12, 2020 By Allie Griffin 

Mayor Bill de Blasio and local elected officials will be hosting a Council District 29 town hall in Forest Hills next week.

The town hall will be on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Russell Sage JHS 190, located at 68-17 Austin St.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Council Member Karen Koslowitz, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi, Senator Leroy Comrie and Senator Toby Ann Stavisky are hosting the town hall along with the mayor.

As space is limited, community members who wish to attend should RSVP by Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. by calling 212-788-7418, emailing or visiting

Co-sponsors of the town hall include Queens Community Boards 6 and 9, 112th Precinct Council, Queens Community House Beacon Program at Russell Sage JHS and Forest Hills Asian Association.

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Sara Ross

He should do something about cars parking in front of fire hydrants, sometimes for days, and never getting a ticket. Also cars that have NYPD, Court and other permits who don’t pay the mini meters when they’re not conducting business. There was a car with a Court permit parked on Queens Blvd by 70th Ave!


Unfortunately I will be out of town next week. I would have otherwise been out there waiting to boo and heckle. Can some wise Forest Hills residents please get out to do so? Many thanks!

So Tired

I’m in the same boat as you. I would have liked to bring a sign that said “Thanks For The Jail” but …what’s the point?

One tired person

I gave a thumbs up and I should have responded instead. We should not go heckle but we should ask tough questions and take them all to task. Question the policies, question how they have gotten there and why are they not taking care of our community. Last but not least when the heck is he getting getting out. I am deeply troubled by the damage done to our community and others throughout this city under this Mayor.


He will be out in 2021 but let’s not get complacent. Corey Johnson is looking to become mayor and he is deBlasio 2.0. The same empty suit, pandering to whoever will listen, same tone deaf tweets in which he declares that NYC (mind you he is from Massachusetts like deBlasio) is proud to be a sanctuary city. Well I am not proud of that one bit. Just thinking of that poor 92 year old who was brutally raped and left to die by someone who committed prior crimes, was on the deportation list and NYC wouldn’t turn him over. Nice going! Oh and yes, Corey Johnson was a big push behind the borough based jails so we can pre-thank him for destroying our area as well. So yes we will get rid of deBlasio soon enough but please get the word out that Corey Johnson is just as bad and we need to be careful and for goodness sake stop just voting for whoever is the Democratic nominee and I am a Democrat!


Corey Johnson also used his power to have a huge team of cops forcibly remove a homeless woman who had recently been the victim of a sexual assault from the sidewalk in front of his building because he feared for his safety. Meanwhile, the rest of us peasants can do nothing – a homeless man was in my building urinating and the cops told us to call back if he assaults someone.


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