From the Times Ledger:
Corona desperately needs another school, residents and members of Community Board 4 agreed, but they balked Tuesday night at the city’s plan to put it next to a firehouse, on a street with no sidewalks and on a property that would force out a local business that has been there for 28 years.
CB 4 voted almost unanimously against the proposal for the 612-seat K-8 school the School Construction Authority hopes to build at 97-36 43rd Ave. on a 40,000-square-foot, L-shaped lot that abuts both 44th and 43rd avenues.
Police Officer Jeanine Rivera of the 110th Precinct also warned that constructing a school on 43rd Avenue could pose a safety risk for squad cars, which often use the street as a main conduit from the precinct house to the rest of the neighborhood.
Rivera also pointed out the fact that the school would be located closer to a chicken slaughterhouse than the station house, where, “spring summer and fall, the smell out of there is ridiculous.”