Summer is coming and with it many people walking the sidewalks of our beautiful Whitestone which I think has always been a pastoral type of community where people enjoy the outdoors by walking around the neighborhood and even doing short distance shopping to enjoy the summertime and afternoon delights that this jewel of a place has to offer.
But some people make these summer moments difficult by disrespecting their fellow men, women and children by forgetting the very basic urban manners in total disregard of rules and regulations written or unwritten.
Again (I have called 311 and placed a comment before on this same address before in the Queens Crapper) a car continuously blocking the sidewalk at 20-16 149th Street in Whitestone where there’s a high pedestrian (children to and from school), cars, buses and trucks pushing people to take the street which may endanger their personal safety. Shame on this person. By the way, the car that used to do this before was a white Acura with license plate number FEY 8665, now is a Honda Accord with license plate number FSX 6627.
At 20-07 Clintonville Street in Whitestone a yellow school bus from the Precious Moments Nursery School & Daycare totally blocks the sidewalk, and as most people know Clintonville Street is a heavy traffic street, highly dangerous if you have to walk in the street to avoid this vehicle. The license plate number is 14596 SL.
At the Whitestone Car Wash on the service road of the Cross Island Parkway in Whitestone you can barely walk among the cars parked on the sidewalk, customers and car washers, beyond the protection area - some cars love to park impeding pedestrian of the proper use of the sidewalk.
Finally, since is getting hotter law sprinklers are starting to make their appearance everywhere. But some of them are badly placed and regulated to the point of impeding pedestrians from using the sidewalk thus having to take some heavily traffic streets in order to avoid them and not to get wet. An example would be on 148-09 Willets Point in Whitestone-Flushing where a lawn sprinkler is all over the sidewalk wasting precious water on the sidewalk and street and putting pedestrian on risk of getting hit by an incoming vehicle. My humble question for this type of homeowner would be, if I get hit by a car while trying to avoid your sprinkler, who do you think I’m going to sue? - Anonymous