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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. Read more about EQUAL Beats Back Queens Floodwaters

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