While we haven't worked out all of the details, nor put together an exact proposal, we believe the following is a decent description of a proposal that would benefit the entire community and provide Employment for the Youth of the Community.
There are currently 6 acres in Whitestone waiting to be developed off of 6th avenue and 150th street the old CYO. Wouldn't it be fitting if our elected officials along with the Parks Department, Community, Community groups, CYO, D&G, Churches, etc.. purchased the property and turned it into a Little League field run by a community group for the community. We could obtain Operational Expenses Funding from our elected officials as well as host fundraisers, and it could be run by a joint group of volunteer board members, with a salaried staff of children with working papers, to do upkeep and maintenance.
It is an old CYO site, (thus fitting that it be converted into a community little league site) which is sitting in limbo as of now. This would prevent more overcrowded overdevelopment, give the community a space of their own for the children and families that call Whitestone home, it would provide employment for the youth of the community.
Malba Gardens Civic Association