As President of the Friends of the Lefrak City Library and a member of the community, I want to publicly thank state Sen. Jose Peralta for resolving an important community concern by helping us secure a crossing guard for our school children at the very busy and dangerous intersection of Horace Harding Expressway and Junction Boulevard adjacent to the Long Island Expressway.
In the beginning of the school year of 2012, at a monthly Open Forum meeting at the Library , co-hosted by the library and the Friends group, one of the major concerns voiced by the community residents was the safety of the young neighborhood students crossing this very busy and dangerous intersection en route to and from school, which is even a challenge to adults, The Friends of Queens Library at LeFrak City joined with the principal Joan Thomas and parents of PS 206, in a joint effort to request a crossing guard.
Two fruitless years of petitions to many officials to acquire the crossing guards gave no results.
In desperation, I reached out on behalf of the community to state Sen. Peralta of the 13th district for help. After careful investigation, he pledged his support.
Thanks to the leadership of Senator Peralta and the dedication of the 112th Precinct, our school children can now cross this perilous intersection under the guidance of a crossing guard.
We are grateful for Sen. Peralta’s concern and responsiveness
President, Friends of LeFrak City Library