Thursday, August 9, 2012
Motorcyclists causing problems at Forest Park
From the Daily News:
Rogue motorcyclists who rumble through Forest Park on dirt bikes and all terrain vehicles are giving local residents headaches.
But they aren’t tearing through the sprawling park’s secluded wooded areas. They can be seen popping wheelies and roaring on Forest Park Drive, dangerously close to park lovers trying to barbecue or catch a concert at the George Seuffert Sr. Bandshell.
During an Irish Night concert in June, motorcyclists ran up and down the steps leading to the bandshell, occasionally drowning out the sounds of singer Andy Cooney and his band.
Parks officials said they haven’t received complaints about motorcycles in the park.
But Andrea Crawford, chairwoman of Community Board 9, said drag racing and motorcycle riders have plagued the park for years.
Union officials and park watchers have long complained that Parks Enforcement Patrol (PEP) officers are virtually invisible in Queens parks.