From the Queens Tribune:
To The Editor,
Let’s assemble in Flushing Meadows Corona Park with sledgehammers and pickaxes and demolish all of the tennis stadiums there.
The land they’re built on belongs to us. The City had no right to give it away. They never would try doing something similar with acreage in Central Park, mainly because the rich people who saunter about, there, would never tolerate it.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, by contrast, is mostly used by lower and middle class residents like you and I. Lacking political clout, many of us have recently immigrated to the U.S. and aren’t all that familiar with our rights. Taking advantage of this, the City has stolen our land right out from under us and given it away to those same stinking rich people who are mainly the ones who attend tennis matches.
So along with sledgehammers and pickaxes let’s bring wheelbarrows to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, too. That way, if we encounter any rich riffraff we’ll be able to cart them back to their Manhattan luxury condos. For in all honesty, if they look down their noses at us one more time while we’re hanging out in the park with our kids, they might just get their faces spat on.
They’ve got their houses in the Hamptons and tropical island resorts, after all, so let them leave us our environmentally anemic parks, at least.