Saturday, October 23, 2010

Whose park is this?

JAMAICA, N.Y. (WPIX) — It's been holding down the corner of 109th Avenue and 171st Street in Jamaica, Queens for years. Neighbor Joe Green says it's a mess, "It used to look good in the 70s."

No way to miss it, it's a mess, with broken benches, a rusted slide, and garbage all over the place. Neighbors call it an eyesore.

The City claims it's not one of their parks, otherwise, it would have a green parks sign hanging on the fence. Silvia Lewis, who lives down the block, said the person who owns the building next door owns the "park". "He won't fix it, he leaves it there and people dump garbage there, it's an eyesore for the neighborhood. It's really sad."

The superintendent at 109-15 Merrick Blvd claimed it was his next door neighbor's responsibility, however the neighbor did not return any calls.

Local residents are hoping for change. Desmond Douglas lives next door to the park, and told Pix11 News, "I wish you all the best and may you have a pleasant day."

Silvia Lewis said, "I'd like to see them replace it, fix it up, make it back to the way it was so it would look nice."

One woman is trying.


Anonymous said...

Private ownership means no park you can be sure of that.

Anonymous said...

It looks like it was a public park. bring it back as one throught ED!

Anonymous said...

Or at least sell it to a crapbox developer. don't let the land sit there unused.

Anonymous said...

The TV news is so asinine. Hello random put your advertisement anywhere and everywhere company, do you know what park this is?
They should be doing a story on those advertisements.