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Jackson Avenue Changes, Street Cleaning, to be Discussed in Transportation Panel at Next Week’s Court Square Civic Association Meeting

Photo courtesy of the Court Square Civic Association.

Nov. 22, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

Transportation will be the item for next week’s Court Square Civic Association meeting, where a panel discussion and Q&A with transportation leaders will take place on items like Jackson Avenue, street cleaning, and Court Square’s growing population.

The community meeting, set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30 at MoMA PS1, will feature Jason Banrey, the Queens Deputy Borough Commissioner for the Department of Transportation, Denise Keehan-Smith, the chairwoman for Community Board 2 and head of its transportation committee, and Juan Restrepo, the Queens Organizer for the advocate group, Transportation Alternatives.

The panel will first discuss topics put forth by the civic group, which include DOT measures in the face of an increased number of residents in the neighborhood, along with the agency’s plan, put forth in 2016, for Jackson Avenue/Hunters Point, according to Peter Gomez, president of the CSCA.

Other topics on the table are the possibility of introducing street cleaning to the heavily populated, once-industrial area, and how the L train shut down will affect Long Island City, as the G train, one of the posed alternatives to the L train, stops at Court Square.

A Q&A session will follow, where attendees can ask question on an array of items relating to transportation and safety.

No RSVP is required, but those interested in getting questions in to the panelists before the event can do so by emailing the CSCA at

Flyer for CSCA Transportation Meeting on Nov. 30.

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