From the Queens Chronicle:
Bags of garbage had been spotted in the park and cans thrown onto the lake. But the Parks Department said Monday that mobile crews clean up Bowne five days a week, with the only snafu the flooded building.
Wanada Beck-Antosh, president of the Bowne Park Civic Association, said she has received no complaints about garbage piling up. “The only illegal thing we see is people skating on the ice, but it’s just a few,” Beck-Antosh noted.
Signs are posted to prevent people from skating, but she said the ice now is so solid that many think it’s safe.
Two nearby residents who enjoy spending time in the park have contacted the Chronicle in the past about algae problems in the lake during warm weather. Sharon Wohlgemuth said Bowne is “really kept nice and clean” and applauded officials from finally solving the algae problem.
Jerry Kaplan, who does not know Wohlgemuth, said he was at the park on Friday and didn’t see any garbage. “It’s not dirty and I have no complaints now,” Kaplan added.
Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) said Monday he has received no messages about the park and urged residents to call his office if they arise at (718) 619-8611. Vallone added that cutbacks to the Parks Department have affected cleanups throughout the city.
“Bowne Park is on my list and I will target it for renovations and upgrades,” he said.
You have to love it when people refute undeniable photographic evidence instead of being concerned about it. And should that guy be dragging his kid across the pond?