As the Juniper Park Civic Association enters its 86th year, we have a lot of work ahead of us. Fighting the harmful City of Yes, a plan devised by developers and being pushed for by City Hall, is at the top of our agenda. We live in our neighborhoods because we like their vibe and how they contribute to our quality-of-life, not because we want a top-down planning scheme to overburden our infrastructure and encourage high turnover. We’re also concerned about the rise in robberies, assaults and car thefts and are working with the 104th Precinct to enhance crime prevention methods. But it’s not all bad news. We are getting upgrades to our local parks, more small businesses are opening along our commercial strips, and we’re removing the dilapidated RVs and restaurant sheds from our streets. Let’s keep at it for the good of our neighborhoods.
Happy St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s Days, Happy Easter and a warm, wonderful spring to all.