A group of Queens residents [including Make the Road New York] who spent part of last weekend marching to prevent the building of a soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park delivered thousands of signatures to Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week, urging him to include the community in any plan to redesign the greenspace.
“We need to be extremely careful about any changes to any park, but especially to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, which is our largest park and serves as the ‘lungs’ of Queens,” said Luz Marina Bustos of Queens Community House in Forest Hills. “We, the local community, deserve a role in shaping what is done in our community and especially in our park.”
The group objects to the recently-released proposals that could result in the loss of acres of parkland in central Queens to facilitate a new soccer stadium, a mall and a new tennis facility.
They are urging the mayor to allow community input on the plan.
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