Let’s start with the Deserving – the dying wildlife.
Why are the turtles dying off in such large numbers at Bowne Park? Every day there seem to be 5 or 6 new ones – it’s extremely upsetting. If the city wishes to populate the pond with wildlife then that wildlife DESERVES AN ENVIRONMENT THAT DOESN’T KILL IT!!!!
Not only is the pond filled with scum, discarded fishing lines (a big problem – the turtles get entangled AND SUFFOCATE!!!) and fast-food trash, the large stones that comprise the edge are falling into the pond at an alarming rate and probably crushing even more turtles.
Here are some recent pictures:
Don’t they deserve better? They Sure do!
Now – turning to the Undeserving at Bowne Park…
This picture below shows the condition of the bocce court area as it looks every morning!!! The Italians and Croatians that use it are total slobs!!!! They litter, argue constantly and openly gamble. The new crowd (mostly Croatian) is so unruly that many of the original Italian clique have departed!
What’s the matter with these pigs – won’t their wives let them smoke at home? Complimentary ashtrays have been provided multiple times only to be tossed in the trash. This is not the refuse of kids hanging out at the park at night – this is directly due to the bocce and card players – many of them esteemed seniors (hah!).
It’s time for the Department of Sanitation to inspect and ticket these slobs! It’s also time for the Department of Parks is clean out and renovate the pond! And have the water tested while you’re at it.
The condition of Bowne Park is emblematic of the abuse and neglect that Queens has experienced over the last few decades – both by its inhabitants and our local government! Greatest city in the –world - more like filthy, broke-down Third World Ghetto!
We’re Queens – We Can’t Have Nice Things!