Tuesday, May 14, 2013

What the hell were they thinking?


Might want to grab your sunglasses before you head over to Doughboy Park in Woodside.

Mama Mia, what have they done to the place?

Is this really an appropriate color to paint a park, especially one dedicated to our country's fallen soldiers?

Seriously...Day-Glo Green? The only place this might look ok is a toddlers' playground.  This ain't a toddlers' playground.

SO, who thought this was a good idea?


Parks Commissioner Veronica White & Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski: I don't know who is responsible for doing this, but would you please take care of this before Memorial Day?

Additional photos available at George The Atheist's blog

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those colors are hideous !
Hope they don't every screw with the Doughboy Memorial in Forest Park.

Anonymous said...

They typically use Hunter Green paint in NYC parks.
What the hell happened here?

Anonymous said...

Looks like one of those projects that they have kids kids to come in and paint something hideous on a wall.

Anonymous said...

You often see 'Happy Colors' in tropical Third World Slums.

Anonymous said...

The irony, of course, is that it appears to be a neat, quality paint job. Just with stupid colors. Too bad.

Anonymous said...

Surrin be gorrah! St. Patrick's day is over.

Or else it's that "green" ecological thing that NYC is promoting all over the place these days.

We know how well that crooked pols love being schmeared with "greenbacks".

Anonymous said...

Where's the Parks commissioner?

Anonymous said...

That's right. Change the color. How 'bout Bubblegum Pink? I mean who, WHO, determines these things? Councilmember Van Bramer are you onto this disgraceful course of events? The entire symbolism of the doughboy gets lost with the glitz of the surroundings.

Anonymous said...

Who are they kidding! Ms. L knows who made the call for the color and if she doesn't she can find out pretty quickly. Don't you just love the lack of accountability. Why not it is only the tax payers money that paid for the first paint job now we get to pay for the second. Trust that it wasn't cheap!

Rembrandt said...

What's the problem? Paint the Doughboy even glitzier. That's what the ancient Greeks and Romans did. Check it out here.

Anonymous said...

Someone call 7 on your side,joe Crowley or anyone else who can fix this! This makes woodside look terrible and very low class

Anonymous said...

This just convinced me it's time to leave this neighborhood....getting too low class

Anonymous said...

Why don't we all meet with brushes and paint? No doubt we'd get arrested. But maybe it could be "cleared" with the local honcho/s.

Anonymous said...

It sure is "happy green". Is someone color blind?

Anonymous said...

I swear, living in Western Queens these days, it seems like for the past ten years or so, the powers that be have been doing everything possible to destroy our neighborhoods, and make us the laughinng stock of the entire country! When I think of what Woodside once was, and what it is now, I get sick to my stomach!

Anonymous said...

Hideous, but apparently some community members approve of it.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/05/14/bizarre-choice-of-paint-inside-nyc-park-draws-a-snub-from-parks-department/

Time to jump ship from Queens.

Anonymous said...

I think it more showcases the degraded public culture of Queens more than anything else.

Who paid for this and who gave these people the authority to do this?

That is easy.

This is what happens when the pols favor funding for groups that get goofy when they walk into the room as opposed to real talent.

Even the ghetto neighborhoods in the other boroughs don't do this anymore.

Anonymous said...

I think the "Unspoken Message" Here is that Parks Doesn't maintain the properties. They wouldn't paint over Graffiti but they're all over this community for taking it upon themselves. Unreal

Anonymous said...

They must have gotten a great price on that paint.

Anonymous said...

Woodside is home of the Urinal Perch of the Wisdom of Sod!

Anonymous said...

Crap green is still there as of Thursday afternoon.

Anonymous said...

From what I have read, this was done by locals that wanted to clean up the park. They paid for the materials themselves. They wanted to cover up the graffiti and spruce up the area since nobody else seemed to have been maintaining it. They also planted a "Heroes Garden" in the area.

Anonymous said...

It's nice that these people wanted to cover up graffiti, but the appropriate thing to have done would be to contact parks 311 to have it cleaned up or at least get approval from Parks if you desperately want to paint it over yourself in a different color. Common sense seems to be lacking these days.

PCM said...

I think it's a pretty green. And I'm happy to see bright colors help enliven an otherwise drab Queens.

Anonymous said...

It could be a pretty green. But it's not appropriate for a memorial plaza.

Queens Crapper said...

Great news. It looks like the sign next to the statue was painted. Don't know why the fence is now a reddish color, but I'll take it.

Kim Kinsey said...

It's hideous and should be painted over immediately! :( Both that ugly green color and the white are inappropriate for the park. It's ugly, garish, and will look dirty in no time at all.

Kim Kinsey said...

Why the heck would they paint the fence red??? It's supposed to be black (or hunter green)!