2017-08-09 / Front Page

Koslowitz Vows To Stop Departure Of Dan’s Key Foods From Forest Hills-Rego Park

BY DR. DAN MILLER AND ROBERT ELKIN

NYC Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz announced that she would fight to keep a local supermarket from leaving the area to be replaced by a 170-unit apartment complex at the intersection of Yellowstone and Queens Blvds. during her speech to about 200 community residents at the annual 112th Precinct’s Night Out Against Crime event in Forest Hills.

 
Photo Dan Miller/DND ImagesNYC Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz announced that she would fight to keep a local supermarket from leaving the area to be replaced by a 170-unit apartment complex at the intersection of Yellowstone and Queens Blvds. during her speech to about 200 community residents at the annual 112th Precinct’s Night Out Against Crime event in Forest Hills. Photo Dan Miller/DND ImagesThe Forest Hills and Rego Park communities near the 112th Precinct have been in an uproar since it was announced that one of the community’s treasured shopping locations would be moving out of the area to be replaced by an 11-story, 170-unit rental apartment building, depriving the area of a supermarket and adding to the traffic and parking problems that already plague the area.

Former Queens County Deputy Borough President and present NYC Councilwoman for the area, Karen Koslowitz, vowed to stop the egress of the long-time food market located at the corner of Yellowstone and Queens Blvds. Her announcement was made during her participation in National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday evening, August 1, as she spoke to a group of about 200 community residents who gathered together to recognize and honor the members of local law enforcement whose mission is to keep the community safe. On that note, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill had just announced that crime is significantly down in New York City with Queens leading the way with the largest drop in crime of all five boroughs in the city. 112th Precinct Commander Robert Ramos confirmed that the Forest Hills and Rego Park areas have shown the lowest arrest and crime rates in many years, attributing the decrease to community policing.

Last week, Commissioner O’Neill, with Mayor de Blasio at his side, discussing the reduction in crime in New York City, explained the meaning of the phrase, “community policing.” According to O’Neill, “community policing is a strategy of policing that focuses on police building ties and working closely with members of the communities.”

 

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