To Queens Crapper:
We here in Woodside are having a really terrible time trying to oust St. John's Bread & Life program from handing out free food to day workers (non-residents) for hours in front of our kids' playground. Needless to say, they invade the playground & bathrooms; the good-for-nothing attendant does nothing. She's even been seen on the free food line with the derelicts. This is a disgrace for a decently paid city employee! The nun who manages the mobile soup kitchen (Sister Kathy Byrnes) refuses to move her location even a few blocks away from the playground so as to spare the children this creepy intrusion. We might as well take the kids to the Bowery Mission for their play dates. The St. John's program is run by a bunch of sanctimonious, smug assholes. They never consulted with Woodside residents about coming here and they don't give a crap about our children! Their intrusion into our neighborhood is unwanted and unneeded. None of the residents ever take food from them. The 108 precinct will remove these men if we bombard them with calls but will not station an officer at the playground. Not even a rookie or an auxiliary cop. The community board is completely weak and feckless when comes to this matter as they are in all things concerning Woodside. This "charity" has ruined the quality of life here by attracting hundreds of these guys. By their own count, they feed 350 men on a Tuesday morning (9:30 to 11:30). HELP!!! Fellow residents, please call TONY BUTLER at St. John's program at (718)574-0058 ext.118 and tell him this is an unwelcome intrusion into our neighborhood!