The amazingly expensive flagpole at the Blissville Veterans Memorial in Queens was damaged during Superstorm Sandy.

LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS — A Long Island City politician is spending half a million dollars on a flagpole that he says the Department of Transportation refuses to replace, according to a report.

The original, century-old flagpole in question once stood in the middle of the Blissville Veterans Memorial in Long Island City, but was cut down by the city shortly after getting destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, reported the Queens Post.

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