It began as a beautification contest four decades ago, but continues today as a matter of neighborhood pride.
Using largely their own resources, the residents of Laurelton have worked hard to maintain center medians on their streets as small parks featuring flowers of all different varieties.
The center malls are public property, but weren’t properly maintained during the early 1970s, as Sandra Chase of the Federated Blocks of Laurelton (FBL) recalled. The strips of grass were prone to litterbugs and dog owners who failed to clean up after their pets.
Property owners then entered a citywide contest to beautify their community and, in the years since, have used their own time and money to continue to keep the malls beautiful, Chase said.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Lovely in Laurelton
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:30 AM
Labels: beautification, Laurelton, medians, streets
The people were taught pride and respect from their parents, teachers, and pastors.
They were also assimilated into the American way of life.
You can't teach that anymore...
Fancy! Way to class up the dog's toilet!
It's great, and far better than any government agency would do.
This is what you call pride in ownership and respect for one’s environment as opposed to the typical bottom of the barrel low class ghetto/third world crap folks who populate too much of the downtown Jamaica area and parts of South Jamaica.
It's up to the people, real NYers, to do the job and save this city!
Good for you all! You should be proud.
This is the first time I have seen black people take care of their own community. It shows that blacks can actually clean up after themselves something Joe Moretti has not presented.
Just don't let the third worlders come in! They will trash the neighborhood in a matter of minutes!
The Coalition For A Planned Flushing (in Julia Harrison's time) held an annual beautification day.
It consisted on graffiti removal, sprucing up and flower planting by volunteers.
A few hours after the flowers were planted around all the tree wells on Northern Blvd. Asian women were seen pulling them out.
Stealing plants to sell along with all of the tainted produce on the side streets?
You can never make a silk purse from a sow's ear.
Anon No. 8 - when was the last time that you were in Addesleigh Park, Hollis or St. Albans? Bet they're cleaner than your neighborhood.
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