Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Jamaica trash problem continues
Dear Councilman Leroy Comrie, Councilman James Gennaro, Councilman Ruben Wills, Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, Senator Malcolm Smith, Assemblymember Rory Lancman, Assemblymember Vivian Cook, Iggy Terranova, Community Board #12 Members, Community Board #8 Members and Other Concerned Individuals:
Attached are photos taken this morning of garbage again at the 170th St LIRR Tunnel and garbage in a nice park, St. Albans Park (shame how some people treat such a nice park). Yesterday I walked along the Hudson River thru Hudson River Park from 23rd Street all the way to the end of Battery Park. There were a huge amount of people everywhere (and all kinds of diverse people), yet I did not see one piece of garbage anywhere on grass or sidewalks during my walk. I could just imagine if those people there were switched with some of the fine upstanding people living in our community, there would have been garbage everywhere because many of the people in our community have no respect for the environment or their community. My walk would have been different:bottles, cans, food, diapers, garbage bags all over the place and on the nice lawns of the park.
At least happy to say that some of the areas I have brought to your attention have been cleaned up, specifically the abandoned playground at 171 St & 109 Ave and the empty lot at the corner of Merrick Blvd & Foch Blvd. But all the areas need constant monitoring or else they will revert back to the way they were, including the empty lot near my place which is located the corner of 170th St & 90th Ave. The 170th St LIRR tunnel always needs monitoring since it seems to be a breeding ground for illegal dumping. Why are there no "NO DUMPING" signs there plus very good lighting? Seems to me like a simple task to do and could more than likely deter some of the dumping in that area.