For years garbage trucks operated by the Department of Sanitation that park by the Ravenswood Houses in Astoria have caused headaches and smells. According to QNS. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer had first begun pressuring the city for an alternative site for the trucks to park at since 2010. “It’s a decades-long problem and the people…

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A man was shot dead Saturday afternoon at the Ravenswood Houses in Astoria, according to police. The man, Jerrel Lewis, was hit in the chest near 36th Avenue and 14th Street, around 4:05PM. Medics were called on the scene and quickly rushed Lewis to Mount Sinai Hospital Queens, where he died. Lewis was 20 years…

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