Districtwide Issues

Where Raimondo Stands on the Issues – Districtwide

The neighborhoods within District 32 include Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Rockaway Park, Roxbury, South Ozone Park, West Hamilton Beach, Woodhaven

Have thoughts on what you would like to see in your neighborhood? If you are from District 32 and have district specific suggestions, comments, or concerns – reach out!

Belle Harbor

  • Modernize infrastructure that supplies power in Southern Queens to increase resiliency to storms and such. 
  • Improved and expanded ferry service.

Howard Beach/Lindenwood

  • Restoration of Spring Creek Park in tandem with Federal and State agencies.
  • End Cross Bay Bridge Toll which unjustly hurts residents who commute over the bridge.

Ozone Park

  • Increase economic opportunities through greater investment within the district and fostering a business-ready environment.
  • Restore The Hole, a neighborhood that has not had much public attention. 
  • Address food scarcity within the district and New York City as a whole by working alongside local civics already leading this fight. 

Roxbury

  • End the Cross Bay Bridge Toll which unjustly hurts residents who commute over this bridge. 
  • Improved and expanded ferry service. 

Breezy Point

  • End Cross Bay Bridge Toll which unjustly hurts residents who commute over the bridge. 
  • Improved and expanded ferry service.

Woodhaven

  • Support efforts to create mutual aids which are often lifelines to those most in need.
  • Funding Greenways throughout NYC outfitted with benches where possible, plaques of community leaders, essential workers, and veterans. 
  • Securing the Shopping Center at 92-10 Atlantic Ave, while families go out for groceries or out to eat, reckless drivers harass residents in the parking lots – we need to work to build out a Merchants Association to help pool resources to secure entry and exit points and provide for security.

Broad Channel

  • Enforce the ban on illegal clamming in Jamaica Bay to protect the ecosystem.
  • Protect the Bay, by limiting development, frequent crews to clean the bay and refuge, protective initiatives for wildlife, partnerships with local schools, restrict flights over the bay. 
  • End Cross Bay Bridge Toll which unjustly hurts residents who commute over this bridge. 

Neponsit

  • Address concerns and challenges around rising tides and inter-district problems such as waterfront protections by working with surrounding City Council district members. 
  • End the Cross Bay Bridge toll which unjustly hurts residents of Neponsit.

Rockaway Park

  • Renew Rockaway Beach Branch Line into a working train station or a public space akin to the Highline. 
  • End the Cross Bay Bridge toll which unjustly hurts residents. 
  • CUNY Annex on Rockaway Peninsula.

West Hamilton Beach

  • Increase roadwork to end poorly maintained infrastructure.
  • Extend Hawtree Basin Bridge for vehicle traffic as a way to expand exits for the residents of Hamilton Beach
  • Build Resilience by increasing protections for flood-risk neighborhoods.

Richmond Hill

  • Renew LIRR Station into a public space akin to the highline. 
  • Improve subway stations and make mass transit more accessible and functional.

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