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It’s Raining Rocks On One Queens Neighborhood

Overhead railroad tracks are seen in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, NY - Oct 19, 2010 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Overhead railroad tracks are seen in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, NY – Oct 19, 2010 – Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - Longtime residents of a section of Astoria say falling rocks and debris have always been an issue, but recent track work high overhead leaves you feeling like a moving target.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reports

Michael Paratori’s patio table recently fell victim.

“They break skylights. They break car windows,” Paratori tells WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane. “But, there was one day, I remember, I was at my kitchen window and I could see rocks falling like rain.”

The area is located on 23rd Street south of Ditmars Boulevard.

Assemblyman Michael Gianaris tells WABC-TV that Amtrak has yet to respond to neighborhood concerns.

Paratori thinks a lot of the track work has been wrapped up now and the worst of this may be over.