The Bowne House Flushing is calling on the city Parks Department and other city agencies to address the growing homeless population and the drinking and drug activities in the adjacent Weeping Beech Park.
An officer on the board of directors of the Bowne House Historical Society said the homelessness and accompanying problems at night have been occurring during the last year in the park, located 143-20 37th Ave.
This has had an adverse effect on the Bowne House, whose property has been littered with liquor bottles thrown over the fence and debris, she said.
She has been reaching out to social service agencies to assist the homeless people and has notified the police of the criminal activities.
“They (Parks) said they come twice a day, but it’s not adequate,” she said. “You’re dealing with essentially a very small space that’s heavily utilized by people in the neighborhood and other groups.”