The Heads of State monument has been previously mentioned on Queens Crap, but since it's in Crappy's neck of the woods, he took a stroll down to the other end of the park for a closer look.
For anyone who doesn't know the story, a bus heading to the tennis center hit this monument last summer and knocked it over. After leaving it lying on the ground for months, the geniuses at the Parks Dept. decided to try to upright the monument. Well, when they did, a huge piece fell off. Good move, guys. Better yet, instead of taking the monument off to be repaired, they simple left it standing there with the huge chunk missing, a disgrace to the leaders it was meant to honor. Now it is one item on a long, long list of things that need to be repaired in Flushing Meadows Park.
Right on the other side of the tracks next to the tennis center, Crappy found a little gappy. This path leads right up to the high-speed, electrified LIRR tracks. Crappy doesn't want children or vandals finding their way onto the tracks, so he called 311. He hasn't been back to check on the status yet. At least the Parks Dept. is consistent in its neglect of Flushing Meadows Park. Their own offices are a disgrace just like the rest of the park.First stop on the Queens Crap Trolley: the rusty underside of the promenade. Is this the kind of image we want people to associate with the culture of Queens? Crappy thinks we can do a little better.