Letter to the Editor (Queens Chronicle):
As a lifelong Queens resident, I feel like my community is being invaded by people who are not looking to be part of a neighborhood by displaying signs in their language. These signs now run all the way down Northern Boulevard into Great Neck.
I and most of my friends and neighbors feel their message is hostile and not welcoming to our business. Let’s be honest: Who would go into a store that is has a blocked-off window and no English in sight? They do not want our business, and are not willing to learn English. Why some people leave their country to come here, just to keep themselves separate, I cannot understand.
I doubt change will ever come from a government agency; it’s not politically correct. Gone are the days when immigrants made an effort. Now we must make the effort to learn how many languages? I will keep my money for store owners who work to get my business. Good luck, 20 years and still nothing has been done. Shameful indeed.
And then there's the great supermarket debate.