As we are currently being bombarded by a mayoral campaign of transforming the city into an environmental paradise by 2030,today in the reality of 2007 that very same administration sees nothing wrong with transforming an existing urban oasis into an environmental disaster.
Parked cars flushing away beauty of our largest park
I refer to the ongoing practice by the city of herding automobiles, not just by the hundreds but by the thousands, onto grassland in the park during games at Shea Stadium and matches at the U.S. Open. These cars are directed into the park by NYPD officers onto roadways through the park that are meant for joggers, bicyclists and pedestrians.
We demand immediate answers to these questions and an immediate stop to the ecological rape of this park. Can one even imagine being allowed to park your car on the Sheep Meadow or Great Lawn of Central Park in Manhattan or in Prospect Park in Brooklyn? You'd be towed, fined and arrested. Why is Flushing Meadows-Corona different? Because it's in Queens? Because it's more convenient to just use the park as a dumping ground rather than demand that the millionaires constructing mega-stadiums in the park provide adequate parking?
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Tell it like it is, Dave!
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