"Hello, There is an ongoing problem on the corner of 149th street and 25th ave. Less than one year ago the MTA moved the buses that would continue heading from 149th street towards 150th street via Willets Point Blvd onto the small street (25th ave) right next to the Flushing Fields park. This has caused not only a major and severe traffic problem, but also a safety hazard to those who occupy the park and who drive down the street. The buses are going at higher speeds and also turning left onto 150th street which interferes with traffic from the nearby supermarket, Strawberry Farms, and the already existing bus route on 150th street that goes towards Beechhurst. Attention needs to be brought to this issue.
My neighbors and I have contacted everyone from Padavan, Carrozza, Halloran, and Avella. Tony Avella was responsible from moving the buses due to a resident on Willets Point complaining and in one of many letters I received from the representatives but also the MTA bus company and I quote the insane and absurd idea that the Willets Point bus stop was too "small' when they moved it to a smaller location. From a letter Via Dan Halloran's office from the MTA company: "When we reviewed the site, we determined that the layover area on Willets Point Boulevard was too small to handle the number of buses using that location. We surveyed the area for alternative locations with sufficient space, and determined the location on 25th ave, east of 149th street, was the most suitable location. We worked with the NYC Department of Transportation to implement the change."
Clearly these people have not visited the area. Come the warmer months, parking on this block is not an option. Residents are fighting with one another for parking. This issue is serious and attention needs to be brought." - annonymous