Take A Step Back
The people of Queens have spoken, and now it is time for our elected officials to take notice. Residents have spoken out against the proposals for stadiums at Flushing Meadows Corona Park at several meetings in recent weeks. It is clear the proposals are not popular ones.
Yes, a Major League Soccer stadium could bring a new focus on Queens. And yes, the expansion of the USTA’s Billie Jean King Tennis Center could greatly enhance the annual U.S. Open experience. Taken one at a time, there may not be any opposition to the proposals.
The problem arises when these proposals stand side-by-side at the same time. It is clearly a case of too much all at once, and the opponents of the proposals have a legitimate gripe with the potential loss of park space in the Borough’s most prominent park.
As the opposition grows, it is time for our elected officials to step in and fix this issue. Instead of focusing on pushing through both new stadiums, look at what would be best for the residents of Queens, including the ones who have been vocally opposed to it.
It’s time to do the right thing for the people of Queens.