Friday, July 22, 2011

Greetings from Staten Island

Greetings from Staten Island, and Happy Friday! I've been following you for quite a while, because the similarities between Queens and Staten Island are striking - uncontrolled development, questionable politicos, conflicts between commericial and residential interests, traffic...

We are a neighborhood at the foot of the Bayonne Bridge (home of Manhattan project tailings and M31 abutting R zones...) and are part of an Environmental Justice district recently designated by the EPA. We are very concerned about the Mayors waterfront plan, which will create wonderful waterfront playgrounds throughout the city - except in Queens and Staten Island.

Can you direct us to other civics or similar organizations facing the same issues?

Thank you.

Victoria M. Gillen
Elm Park Civic
Staten Island

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are wasting your time reaching out to Queens, ma'am.

The yogurt in my fridge has more active culture than this boro.

Everyone around here actually likes the crap you complain about. It gives them a chance to stand in line for measured dollops of ice cream money so they 'go with the flow.'

That is how they measure their worth and effectiveness.