It seems as though all maintenance of Bowne Park has ground to a halt since January 1.
Here are some recent pictures – this garbage has been UNTOUCHED for almost TWO WEEKS!!!
This is the first thing you see as you enter the park at 159th St. and 29th Ave.
And this is the second.
Some garbage by the pond – courtesy of the brats that play ice hockey at night!
What is this thing? Too bad it isn’t a garbage pail? Just where are all the garbage pails?
Oh wait – found one! I was looking in the wrong place – it’s IN THE POND!!! And it’s not alone.
It’s been there for weeks – there was plenty of time for the Parks Dept. to have fished it out. Except that there’s NO STAFF!
And here’s a cheery sight – this little guy has been well-preserved by the snow – he’s been here for weeks as well.
And, finally, let’s give a warm round of applause to the morons running the snowplows. They’ve managed to rip up grass ALL OVER THE PARK! Clearly they don’t know its layout. That’s why we need dedicated employees.
Bowne park, like the rest of Queens (except for the newly yuppified areas), is in a sorry state of decline. The people that still think it’s a great park never saw it in it’s heyday.
One final question – why were almost all the trees on the 29th Ave. side of park cut down one Saturday by Parks employees? They couldn’t all have been dead or infected.
And where the hell is the Bowne Park Civic Assn. in all of this. Have they been disbanded? What is their function if not to monitor conditions and report problems to the powers that be?
Crappy – thank you for this invaluable forum.
Fear not! Paul Vallone has appointed cultural and community affairs liaisons! They'll take care of this posthaste!