Mayor de Blasio announced the positioning of a new $70 million police precinct in Queens on Monday — 14 months after cash used to be allotted.
However residents can have to attend “years” more before the new 116th Precinct in reality opens in what is now a parking lot at 242-FORTY North Conduit Ave. in Rosedale.
At a press convention saying the site, De Blasio said he’s distressed that the challenge — conceived four decades ago to take a load off swamped police officers in the 105th Precinct – has taken so long.
“it is going to be years, i will say that so much for sure,” the mayor mentioned.
“the traditional historical past of ways lengthy it takes to position in combination a police precinct is an extended one and i’m not happy about that,” he said, mentioning the lengthy land evaluate process required of the town.
the new precinct will cover part the territory now overseen by means of the one hundred and fifth Precinct, which takes in 12.43 sq. miles — one in all the most important areas of any precinct.
the common reaction time for emergency calls handled through the a hundred and fifth precinct is NINE mins, in comparison to the citywide reasonable of seven mins.
De Blasio stated the NYPD remains to be inspecting the brand new precinct’s borders and staffing.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz stated households in Rosedale, Laurelton, Brookville and Springfield Gardens were complaining for many years about police provider and response times.