Friday, March 20, 2009
Gennaro gets parking lot for new HS in his district - what about Maspeth?
How is it that Hillcrest Estates gets an 800-seat school WITH parking for faculty and staff, but Maspeth gets an 1100-seat school without it?
Why aren't Community Board 5 and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley pushing for parking since there's no subway or public parking lot nearby? Parking in the vicinity is tight already with 2 other public schools within 4 blocks of the proposed 74th Street site.
And as you can see, the 800-seat high school is a themed school, as the Maspeth one will be, meaning the majority of the local kids will be seeking a different field of study or a general education and will therefore be taught in a different neighborhood anyway.
This article appeared in this week's Queens Times.