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Before the police academy in College Point opened up, the city had an agreement that residential parking would not be affected. I live on 128th Street between 23rd and 25th avenues. And there were several occasions when NYPD cadets would park on the very block I live on and would hop into their fellow cadets cars to be driven down to the Police Academy.

When I spoke to the sergeant of operations at the new police academy, he admitted, or let’s say he was very frank, that the city had plans for more parking areas, but they don’t have the funds to build them. I would now say that this agreement that the community had with the city was a lie.

So now, this agreement that the community had with the city was not to affect parking three-quarters to half a mile away, I would like an explanation for why we who live that distance from the police academy have to be affected by their parking problem.

Richard Erdey

College Point

Updated 12:32 am, July 10, 2018
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Erazmo Chinchilluago from Bayside says:
It's College Point. You live in a tidal marsh, by a trash transfer station, surrounded by industrial parks. Cars are the least of your problems.
Nov. 26, 2015, 12:26 am
Helga Gerstenbeck from Glendale says:
Cars in Queens? Noooooooooooo!!!!!
Nov. 26, 2015, 12:35 am
Lee Wo Liu from Flushing says:
You'll be crying for us when you need us.
Dec. 12, 2015, 5:51 am
Jillian from Glen Oaks says:
Etazmo, open you eyes & look around Bayside, do you think its any better ? You have your share of being surrounded by many different things, especially Oceania St. There are also a lot of car dealers causing problems for everybody. There is also a lady going around collecting bottles using peoples front lawns as a toilet, there were pictures of her doing number two right out in the open on private property ....lovely, it seems the industrial areas aren't any worse than that !
Feb. 17, 2016, 5:29 pm

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