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Queens, Community Organizing in NYC, New York IAF, Metro IAF, Flooding, Infrastructure

EQUAL Beats Back Queens Floodwaters

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
City Limits

E. Thomas Oliver, a deacon at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church and a leader of EQUAL, says that when he purchased his home on 141st Avenue in Laurelton in 1971, little did he know he was “buying waterfront property.”
But after storm waters destroyed two of his cars and he spent $4,000 to install a sump pump in his basement—he recalls once seeing a neighbor paddle down the street in a canoe—he was convinced the coastline had somehow encroached upon Laurelton.

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Storm Sewers, Flooding, Empowered Queens United in Action & Leadership

EQUAL Confronts Dangers of Storm Sewers in Queens

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Queens Chronicle

Emily Lloyd, commissioner of New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection, told a group of more than 200 people on Monday night that multiple means of combatting their chronic flooding problems have been deployed successfully, and that far more are coming.

Lloyd, appointed earlier this year by Mayor de Blasio, spoke at a meeting of the group Empowered Queens United in Action & Leadership, or EQUAL, a coalition of churches and civic organizations.

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Public Safety

Mayoral hopefuls' plans for public safety should scare New Yorkers witless

Monday, March 25, 2013
New York Daily News

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