Saturday, July 14, 2012

Trashy National Park

From the Queens Courier:

Piles of trash in tall grass are just yards away from baseball fields where the pitcher’s mounds have nearly leveled with home plate. Behind home plate, there are cracks in the sidewalks that are overgrown with grass and weeds. Not much further from this scene is a picnic table, worn from years of use.

These are just some of the images of Frank M. Charles Memorial Park in Howard Beach, which officials and residents say has been neglected for years by the National Park Service (NPS).

Assemblymember Philip Goldfeder and Senator Charles Schumer recently sent a letter to NPS with concerns about upkeep of the park that residents claim has been inconsistent and underfunded for years.


Anonymous said...

It's been like this for years!. The Guyanese community uses the area for religious ceremonies and trashes it every weekend. And they don't lift a finger to clean up their mess.
Time to endorse the law!

Anonymous said...

But they have hundreds of billions for bank bail outs!

Anonymous said...

I think we all endorse the law but I think if the law was enforced we would all be better off.

Anonymous said...

I am against NPS having jurisdiction within city limits. Give the property over to the city.