Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Flushing Commons: No Easy Answer!

I sat through hours of the Flushing Commons debate, wondering if I could be swayed. I sat hoping Mike Myers would announce a sweetening of the pot. Hoping DOT had all the answers to our traffic dilemma. Praying we found more parking. Nothing changed except people got louder maybe a bit more angry. The crowd lashed out at their Elected Officials, the Unions cried for more jobs and the rhetoric seems to get more outlandish.

Yet nothing changed. This project is by no means perfect... I am worried about its impact on Flushing. Yet I think we can withstand it. We need the jobs, we need to put people to work. We need to build Flushing in a way that paves the way to the future without destroying us today.
I for one will speak out in favor of this project not as vociferously as others but nevertheless in support, because the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. This project will improve downtown Flushing. Please God Build it but Help the Community. Maybe the Mayor will hear our call and do more to promote amenities for our community.

1 comment:

  1. Peter Koo is so stupid that he choosed to show his support to this project. Nobody really cares about if it's the right thing to do!
    If I were him, I would just keep saying NO to everything the Mayor proposed, like the way Councilman Liu did for the past 8 years. It didn't matter nothing gets done in Flushing. Liu is now our City Comptroller!