Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is just one big empty lot to the Limousine Liberals who 'govern' the city. In the past 50 years, huge chunks of our park have been ripped away for stadiums, ice rinks, maintenance and office buildings, etc. These elected officials have never strolled or biked through the park so they neither know nor care that every acre is valuable to us Queens citizens. To lord de Blasio, it's more important to have every child inside a government run establishment from age 3 to 25, maybe they'll learn how to 'vote properly'. Follow the rules, Mr. Mayor. The State Legislature needs to decide if you can steal more park space for your projects, and I hope they say NO!

It'd be nice if the city would start applying money to fundamentals that improve the quality of the area instead of these non-priority projects. Did the residents even vote for this??? One fundamental that has oddly gone overlooked by the city is the pigeon infestation of the 7 train stations and staircases. The 103 street station and street level is often filthy with pigeon droppings and people there are always at risk of getting a little gift from them.

This pathetic fellow has no second thoughts, he prefers to push his insane far-left policies that will take money out of every taxpayers pocket in order to fund his political friends. Close Rikers Island and put jails in Flushing, in Jamaica, is this what the citizens want? Let's sum it up- powerful unions, powerful campaign donors and trendy causes get funded, schoolchildren and hard-working families get their pockets picked. New Yorkers can't afford this guy, election day can't come soon enough!

Look at the map showing where crashes occur. The area near the railroad overpass and the area near 55th Ave. At 55th Ave, why not fix the median here, put a proper turning lane and/or traffic light and a well-marked crosswalk. The area where traffic is narrowed to get under the LIRR needs better signs and perhaps banning crossing right there, it would be safer to prevent crossing here and ask residents to cross one block north or south. Do we really need to remove 2 lanes of traffic on a street that is one of the few wide streets in Corona? Must we have a bike lane next to a giant park full of bike lanes, or could the bikers simply ride along the edge of the park? It's too bad our elected officials prefer giant complicated solutions to a small problem, The citizens are MUCH smarter than the politicians or the DOT here.

It was a very touching Vigil.

True idiot , by fleeing he has made matters worst.Smh

hope they will be caught soon.

do not know why someone would leave the scene of an accident unless they were wanted by the law for something else

According to the NCMEC map there are over 851,870 men, women and children (as young as 8 and 10 in some states) required to register and the "crimes" range from urinating in public (indecent exposure), sexting, incest, mooning, exposure, false accusations by a soon-to-be ex-wife, angry girlfriend, or spiteful student, viewing abusive OR suggestive images of anyone 18 years old or younger, playing doctor, prostitution, solicitation, Romeo and Juliet consensual sexual dating relationships, rape, endangering the welfare of a child, the old bate-n-switch internet stings and many others. If you multiply the number on the registry by 2 or 3 family members you can clearly see there are well over 4 million wives, children, moms, aunts, girlfriends, grandmothers and other family members who experience the collateral damage of being murdered, harassed, threatened, children beaten, have signs placed in their yards, homes set on fire, vehicles damaged, asked to leave their churches and other organizations, children passed over for educational opportunities, have flyers distributed around their neighborhood, wives lose their jobs when someone learns they are married to a registrant....all these things occur when these people try to hold their family together and provide the three things that professionals state are needed for successful re-integration; a job, a place to live and a good support system. Residency restrictions, ranging from 500 ft to 2,500 ft are ludicrous just like being barred from homeless shelters. The Supreme Court’s Crucial Mistake About Sex Crime Statistics It is very important that you read the abstract below and then the full 12 page essay by Ira Mark and Tara Ellman. ABSTRACT This brief essay reveals that the sources relied upon by the Supreme Court in Smith v. Doe, a heavily cited constitutional decision on sex offender registries, in fact provide no support at all for the facts about sex offender re-offense rates that the Court treats as central to its constitutional conclusions. This misreading of the social science was abetted in part by the Solicitor General’s misrepresentations in the amicus brief it filed in this case. The false “facts” stated in the opinion have since been relied upon repeatedly by other courts in their own constitutional decisions, thus infecting an entire field of law as well as policy making by legislative bodies. Recent decisions by the Pennsylvania and California supreme courts establish principles that would support major judicial reforms of sex offender registries, if they were applied to the actual facts. This paper appeared in Constitutional Commentary Fall, 2015. A study reviewing sex crimes as reported to police revealed that: b) 34.2% were family members; c) 58.7% were acquaintances; d) Only 7% of the perpetrators of child victims were strangers; e) 40% of sexual assaults take place in the victims own home; f) 20% take place in the home of a friend, neighbor or relative (Jill Levenson, PhD, Lynn University) The public needs to decide if they want to continue to focus on those who, for the most part, are one time offenders or if they see a greater need to fund programs like "Stop It Now" that teaches about grooming behaviors and other things in their Circles of Safety. Women Against Registry

This is a modern day equivalent to the witch hunts. We are going to be so ashamed in fifty years or less. As the registry list continues to explode, eventually we will all know or have a loved one on the list and then our prejudices will change.

111th Street was designed to accommodate the activity (and car culture) of the World's Fair half a century ago. It's about time the road is redesigned to better serve the needs of the community today. A redesign which safely accommodates motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists is needed. The neighborhood is clamoring for a change. What's the holdup, Mr. Mayor? And why is the CB4 rejecting this redesign for 81 Met home games a year when the majority of fans arrive via the 7 train, LIRR or the Grand Central Parkway, not 111th Street? Find a better excuse CB4 to kill a sensible roadway which the REAL COMMUNITY desires, or else give it thumbs up vote!

Tennis players need parking. To hell with the citizens of Queens, tennis gets what they want. Limousines need parking, and tennis took more park land. So citizens of Queens can't go to the museum when the folks from Manhattan are watching their tennis. Bah!!!!

So what's the best way to spend a few million dollars, add lots of painted stripes, cut down car lanes to guarantee bumper-to-bumper traffic 24 hours a day, or teach people how to cross the street? Don't you love the councilwoman- "It is absolutely impossible to cross 111th Street without having to look ahead of you, to the side, behind to figure out how to cross safely to a park” - duh? Personally, I think every citizen ought to look ahead, and to the sides, when they cross the street. I've been crossing 111th Street for 50 years and I am still alive. Look before you cross. How hard is that?

It is the bottom of the barrel people who live in that community and the totally useless elected officials like Peralta and others who for decades did NOTHING about this and let it just become so unmanageable. I think people are finally waking up to the destruction of Queens by low-class people, shady & inept elected officials (including the horrible Borough Presidents) and city agencies that have done little, especially DOB when it comes to the huge amount of illegal conversions and all the shady crap construction that has gone on.

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