Daily News columnist Denis Hamill followed up with Dorothy Lewandowski about Queens park conditions and of course she gave a myriad of excuses as to why our parks look the way they do. Which led Hamill to conclude with:
Seems like help is on the way.
Until you request an area code 718 Queens number to put in the newspaper so Little League execs and coaches can call to volunteer.
Then a Parks spokesperson tells you to have them call 311, so that your request to help the department can be screened by the Big Brother of the Mayor's Office and then ground through the bureaucracy while the outfield grass grows another 6 inches.
This is a runaround and not helpful.
Therein lies the problem.
Save Ridgewood Reservoir comments:
This begs the question, If there aren't enough workers to take care of the existing [ball] parks, why destroy the unique habitats at Ridgewood Reservoir to create another one?