A Better Community for Our Residents

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I love living in Queens, especially in the LIC area. Although I am impressed with how fast the area is booming, I am distressed at what I see happening in the Queensboro area of LIC.

1) There is a lack of green space and playground facilities.

With every new building under construction, the companies are digging up all the trees and cementing over the spaces. You can count on your hands the number of trees in the area. There is no dog park or a playground. The dog park at Court Square is in deplorable condition. Why can't we have a dog park like the ones on the waterfront? The children in the Queensboro area do not have a playground option unless they walk to Court Square.

2) The streets and sidewalks have been in disrepair.

With all the constant construction, it has been months of gravel and deep holes in our streets, especially on Hunter street, 42nd road and 43rd Ave. Many people have fallen due to the holes and the gravel. Dogs have been eating the gravel and getting sick or getting it stuck on their paws.

3) Crime

Many cars have been broken into the past few months. My own car has been broken into three times. Where are the cameras and police surveillance?

4) Street lamps

There are no street lamps near the bridge and underpass. At night, it is dangerous for women walking dogs and for commuters walking home from the train.

5) Stop sign at four way street 43rd Ave and Hunter Street

There is no stop sign to help with the traffic. Cars are zooming by. This is dangerous for children crossing and for dog walkers. Someone will get hit by a car one of these days.

Buildings do not make up a community. There needs to be more advocacy for the residents living in this area. The construction companies need to be held accountable for creating a safe, clean and green environment for District 26.

 



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