In a move that some consider a threat to the safety and security of New York City, the Department of Defense is relocating an Army Reserve unit from its 40-year home at Fort Totten in Bayside.
Totten Troop Loss Could Hurt NYC
As part of its 2005 Base Realignment and Closure project, the DOD is planning to deactivate the headquarters of the 77th Readiness Regional Command at Fort Totten, downsize it to a sustainment brigade and move the unit 90 miles away to Fort Dix in New Jersey.
Senator Padavan weighs in on the issue:
New York needs troops at Fort Totten
In other Fort Totten news:
Ciy Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) said the Fire Department should stop paving over grass at Fort Totten this week. But the fort's director of operations said he needs spaces because the department will lose existing parking this summer when the city implements its master plan for Fort Totten Park.
Fort Totten grass sparks blazing row
Photo from Queens Tribune