Monday, May 11, 2009

Weeping Beech Park to get a makeover

From the Times Ledger:

The city Parks Department said it could begin work to revamp Flushing’s Weeping Beech Park as early as January 2010 after receiving approval from Community Board 7 last week.

On April 27, the board gave its stamp of approval to an $852,000 plan that will completely restructure the northern portion of the park. The project, which will take about nine months to complete, will create green space, including a field for tai chi, add lighting and replace asphalt with permeable and rubber concrete to foster the growth of plants and trees.

The reconfiguration will eliminate basketball and handball courts currently at the park, which irked some board members, who contended teenagers who use the courts will have nowhere to go.

One basketball player who frequents the park said last Thursday he was disappointed, but it was not the end of the world.

“I’ve been playing here since I was a kid,” said Terrell Daniels, 17. “I mean, it’s not a crazy big deal. I can go to some of the other courts around here, there’s a bunch of them, but it still sucks.”


Anonymous said...

Pandering to the usual group again!

Why the hell does the Parks Dept. need to provide a Tai Chi spot?

The Asians are already using Kissena Park, the arboretum at QBG, and part of Margaret Carman Green
for their Tai Chi practice?

Oh I see...they don't want to offend the particular group that donates $$$$$ to them, the Queens Historical Society, QBG, etc.

Now if the Latinos wanted a "casetta" behind the beech, they'd be turned down because they're not the "right" ethnic group (although they happen to just about equal the Asian population of Flushing).

Maybe Latinos should have contributed more money to the local political campaigns and instead of Chinatown East it would have been known as The Little Americas!

Fugghettabout it!

It's ll part of the covert ethnic cleansing program endorsed by NYC that started 30 years ago!

"Let's remove those unruly elements and surplant them with well behaved Asians".

Anonymous said...

Ask the Flushing Chamber of Commerce's Myra Baird Herce about her feelings on people of color in Flushing!

Anonymous said...

As spoken by a former state assemblyman in 1987:

"Thank God for the Asians. We didn't want Flushing to become another South Bronx"!

Anonymous said...

Soon Queens Historical Society will be getting an Asian executive director.

Or like Flushing Town Hall will be directing a lot of its programs toward Asians!

Enough with all this multicultural BS about Flushing.


Anonymous said...

Great...first the Parks Department allowed the NYC landmarked 1847 weeping beech tree planted by nurseryman Samuel Parsons die from many years of neglect and now it wants to spend mega bucks to redesign the park.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the "makeover" for the Bowne House Councilman Liu?

It's been sitting there closed for years while that damn phony cousin of Tommy Huang and son of a bank robber Johnny scratches his ass at every photo op he can grab for himself!

Sergey Kadinsky said...

As Flushing becomes more crowded, so do its few parks.

An easy solution would be to cover the LIRR trench that runs along Roosevelt Avenue between Union Street and Murray Hill, and cover it with a park trail. It would also reduce noise from passing trains, and increase the value of the surrounding neighborhood.

This solution already worked for Manhattan's Park Avenue, and it can work for Flushing.

Anonymous said...

Interesting to see how Terri and Boro Hall has Kingsland House somehow absorbing Bowne house.

No wonder they had that lawsuit 15 years ago. Some wanted to keep boro hall out.

They lost.

BTW, does anyone know what happened to the Jacob Titus Bowne Collection?

Anonymous said...

And what, pray tell, evidence do you have that Kingsland is "absorbing" the Bowne House besides your wild imaginings?

QHS can't even wipe its own ass let alone run the Bowne House!

Bub...Bowne is now city owned property thanks to a deal brokered by John Liu.


I'll bet Liu helps sell off 10 feet of John Bowne's front yard so that the building project that abuts it can get a proper certificate of occupancy.

After all C.M. Liu did take money from the Suzuki Corp. who built it!