From the Daily News:
The School Construction Authority announced at a community board meeting Wednesday night that it has scaled back its original plan to build a 1,650-seat intermediate/high school on the site of an old Restaurant Depot building on 74th St.
But judging by the response at the Community Board 5 meeting, the new proposal has not exactly won over the neighborhood.
Several community board members and local residents said the school must be locally zoned in order to ease the burden on high schools in District 24, which Leas said is the most overcrowded in the city.
"Preference will be given to Queens residents," Leas said, but not specifically residents of the local district, Community Education Council 24.
The issue prompted newly elected City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) to take perhaps her first public stance since taking office this month.
"We are not going to stand for this school unless we are assured it is locally zoned," Crowley said at the meeting.
Apparently, Forest Hills is good enough for a locally zoned school, but Maspeth isn't.