But I fear she may not have the chance if this park, the only spacious park in Queens, is taken away and turned into a selfish commercial zone to benefit unions, real estate moguls and our elected officials, all in the name of what’s best for the people. The people of this borough deserve the right to have a park we can be proud of. Instead, there are visitors that take pictures of the Unisphere and wonder why the rusted, decaying relics of the NYS Pavilion is allowed to crumble to a purposeful state to be eventually torn down. The Pavilion is a diamond waiting to attract the masses for years to come. Rebuild it, charge admission and you will see a return on investment.
This park should be a gem, a bright shiny area to attract people from all over to enjoy much like Prospect Park and Central Park, rich in history and as glamorous and proud as any part of our great city. I implore you to save our park. Not part it out as a land grab with give back spots scattered throughout Queens. But save this oasis among the crowded housing. Keep it whole, allow us to have a place to go and enjoy for our children and for generations to come.