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Former Queens Councilman Walter McCaffrey Dies At 64

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City flags are flying at half-staff in honor of former Queens City Councilman Walter McCaffrey, who died at age 64 on Wednesday morning.

McCaffrey was first elected to the council in 1985 and served through 2001, when he was term-limited out of office.

The Democrat ran the council’s zoning subcommittee and fought for keeping strip clubs out of residential neighborhoods.

McCaffrey briefly ran for Congress in 2000 but abandoned his campaign after questions were raised about his campaign spending.

Following his years in public office, McCaffrey was one of the most vocal opponents to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's congestion pricing proposal. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP