Flushing residents are angry that nothing is being done to stop gamblers and others from trashing their neighbor- hood park every day.
Bland Playground Defiled By Garbage
Unfortunately, the park has fallen into disrepute because, according to residents, too many city departments are involved in maintaining it and the wrong people use it.
On Sunday, instead of seeing families and teenagers as might be expected, the park’s occupants were overwhelmingly adults. Newspapers were strewn under every bench and leftover food lay rotting on the ground near empty drink bottles and cans. A few children played, all accompanied by adults and closely supervised.
In addition to the gamblers and day workers who trash the park while waiting for their buses or for work, residents say that local restaurant owners often toss their garbage onto the sidewalk to avoid the cost of private garbage collectors.
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