Thursday, December 18, 2008

Queens Botanical Garden closing for 2 weeks

The Botanical Garden in Queens is closing its gates for two weeks starting Monday in hopes of saving some money.

The garden is one of the city' nature heavens, but has also been feeling the strife of the budget crisis.

The executive director said the temporary closing will save $55,000.

Beginning in April, the garden will also close an hour early on weekends.

More than half of the garden's funding comes from the city and state.

Botanical Garden To Close Down Temporarily


Anonymous said...

But doesn't its executive director
get about $90,000 a year in salary?

H-m-m-m-m.....did she take a pay cut?

Anonymous said...

And what did they spend on that
new bunker that they built?

Anonymous said...

Isn't a garden supposed to be
all about trees and flowers and not be turned into a perennial construction site?

Anonymous said...

Don't forget that at the same time that this Garden is unfortunately forced to shut down, subway fares are to be increased, and so on, the city has approved the immediate expenditure of $400,000,000 (400 million taxpayer dollars) to acquire and remediate property in Willets Point, so that the property can be handed over to an as-yet-publicly-unnamed developer.

That expense always has been ridiculous, but it appears more so every day.