"I am petitioning the St. Albans and Addisleigh Park communities to have a park named after James Brown. To further commemorate the James Brown legacy, I am proposing the park and playground bordering Linden Boulevard to the south, Merrick Boulevard to the west, Marne Place to the east and 111th Road to the north be renamed after one of the country's most enterprising performers. Mr. Brown resided at 175-19 Linden Boulevard and 175th Place.
I have spoken with members of the St. Albans and Addisleigh Park communities, and thus far, everyone agrees a park near his home is an excellent idea. I will, with pleasure, position a commemorative inscription plaque and collage of him in the park.
Assets for the St. Albans and Addisleigh Park communities include the wide spread discovery of past Queens personalities such as Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Milt Hinton, Lena Horne, Joe Louis, and Jackie Robinson to name a few. As you well know, these legends are less than half of the past-celebrated populace of St. Albans and Addisleigh Park and the home of many celebrities of today. Nearby businesses would benefit from local enthusiast and tourist. Please consider this endeavor. St Albans will not be a forgotten neighborhood any longer."