Mets + Police: call for a new Willets Point precinct in Queens

Hey if you guys are going to start building casinos and stuff on parkland, we’re gonna need more cops.  We want you safe, because we want you back (to lose all your money in the casino because $16,000,000,000 isn’t enough.)

The Queens Eagle reports…

The news of the potential new NYPD precinct was revealed Wednesday night during a meeting held by Queens Community Board 7, which has long advocated for an additional precinct to free up resources in the 109th Precinct. The board pushed the Adams administration for its commitment to assessing the possibility of bringing a new precinct to the area as the city attempts to gain the board’s approval of its plans to redevelop Willets Point, a project that includes bringing the city’s first-ever stadium dedicated to soccer to what will soon be the former Iron Triangle.

The massive project at Willets Point includes the construction of 2,500 units of affordable housing, contributing to the rise in population seen throughout the current boundaries of the nearby 109th Precinct, the board argued. The current precinct covers the neighborhoods to the northeast of Willets Point, including Downtown Flushing, East Flushing, Queensboro Hill, College Point, Malba, Whitestone, Beechhurst and Bay Terrace.  (via Queens Eagle)