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Neighborhood Chat / Re: 35th Avenue closed this morning
« Last post by abcdefghijk on Today at 04:03:53 PM »
Funny, I was thinking the same thing! Fanatics are popular in certain areas right now...negotiation not so much. Some don't trust the vaccines either and are soo convinced they are right. It's going to take awhile to read the whole community though and that's post COVID to be sure. Love seeing both sides, don't you?

Love the opportunity to celebrate Open Streets and its brilliant addition for the people of Jackson Heights.

We are so lucky to have it. Hooray!
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: 35th Avenue closed this morning
« Last post by itsit on Today at 03:24:25 PM »
 Funny, I was thinking the same thing! Fanatics are popular in certain areas right now...negotiation not so much. Some don't trust the vaccines either and are soo convinced they are right. It's going to take awhile to read the whole community though and that's post COVID to be sure. Love seeing both sides, don't you?
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: 35th Avenue closed this morning
« Last post by abcdefghijk on Today at 11:53:46 AM »
Yesterday was actually a triumph of common sense by the community where 34th Ave was used as needed for the vehicular traffic we need daily. It was a beautiful thing to see where sense and sensibility prevailed! While other streets were facing problems and the honking was intermittently loud, people took it upon themselves to open 34th ave to alleviate the jam.
   I think this occasional community take back will continue throughout the winter months where use of the open streets goes so much lower and many more folks are in vehicles of some sort - buses, delivery vans, school vehicles, city service vehicles and not so many but some personal vehicles. Usually when a project faces opposition, all parties take a look at what the obstacles might be. The issue here is the denial by open streets advocates that there is any issues with the closure. Many more parents than we would like to admit drop off their children in vehicles for just one example.
  Let's see where this goes though...we now have a beautiful new field off Northern Blvd and a promised JH Community Center on the way. Who knows? Maybe we will get our beloved bike lane back instead of the kookiness that happens now with the free for all attitude. It would be much safer for cyclists.

Itsit, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Yet again you are reminding us of the marvelous benefits of the Open Street of 34th Ave. It is such a beloved resource.

And much appreciated how you are explaining to the single-minded folks who want to shut this fantastic project down why they are wrong.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: 35th Avenue closed this morning
« Last post by itsit on Today at 11:33:34 AM »
 Yesterday was actually a triumph of common sense by the community where 34th Ave was used as needed for the vehicular traffic we need daily. It was a beautiful thing to see where sense and sensibility prevailed! While other streets were facing problems and the honking was intermittently loud, people took it upon themselves to open 34th ave to alleviate the jam.
   I think this occasional community take back will continue throughout the winter months where use of the open streets goes so much lower and many more folks are in vehicles of some sort - buses, delivery vans, school vehicles, city service vehicles and not so many but some personal vehicles. Usually when a project faces opposition, all parties take a look at what the obstacles might be. The issue here is the denial by open streets advocates that there is any issues with the closure. Many more parents than we would like to admit drop off their children in vehicles for just one example.
  Let's see where this goes though...we now have a beautiful new field off Northern Blvd and a promised JH Community Center on the way. Who knows? Maybe we will get our beloved bike lane back instead of the kookiness that happens now with the free for all attitude. It would be much safer for cyclists.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: 35th Avenue closed this morning
« Last post by abcdefghijk on Yesterday at 09:28:52 PM »
time to start seizing the vehicles of scofflaws. a day at the impound lot is a good deterrent for law breakers.
Looks like 34th Ave is  self patroling today. Lots of vehicular traffic, few walkers and cyclists. Right after a prolonged honking session, it was a full flood of vehicles so walkers, be careful out there!

  Scofflaws means tickets right? That means monies for the community and some that can be directed to the JH Community Center...maybe? Lordy, that would be an answer to some prayers.
Maybe we would get back the beloved dedicated bike lane or at the very least, have some civility with the e-bikes and the cyclists who go through traffic lights. And to help people. Those folks
that have mobility issues and are being marginalized by the open streets closures. It would go a long way to have real enforcement on the street as well as some data collection on use and much less use so we can really regulate the use of 34th Ave for the entire neighborhood.
  That would be sweet!

Very happy you are still reminding us to be grateful for the OPEN STREET Itsit. Thank you for these reminders.The community continues to be fortunate that the brilliant OPEN STREET of 34th Ave exists. It's kinda a miracle for us all.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: 35th Avenue closed this morning
« Last post by itsit on Yesterday at 05:04:41 PM »
 
time to start seizing the vehicles of scofflaws. a day at the impound lot is a good deterrent for law breakers.
Looks like 34th Ave is  self patroling today. Lots of vehicular traffic, few walkers and cyclists. Right after a prolonged honking session, it was a full flood of vehicles so walkers, be careful out there!

  Scofflaws means tickets right? That means monies for the community and some that can be directed to the JH Community Center...maybe? Lordy, that would be an answer to some prayers.
Maybe we would get back the beloved dedicated bike lane or at the very least, have some civility with the e-bikes and the cyclists who go through traffic lights. And to help people. Those folks
that have mobility issues and are being marginalized by the open streets closures. It would go a long way to have real enforcement on the street as well as some data collection on use and much less use so we can really regulate the use of 34th Ave for the entire neighborhood.
  That would be sweet!
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Here are a couple of teasers for Saturday night's screening 10/30 at Terraza 7 at 6:30PM.

Here is one for SMALL KITCHENS https://sevenlocalfilm.com/
And here is a teaser of its 2021 epilogue https://sevenlocalfilm.com/home
Info about the entire event is here https://terraza7.com/event/small-kitchens-film-screening-filmmaker-seth-fein-qa/
It would be great to talk about our neighborhood, and this film, with neighbors.
Seth

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Neighborhood Chat / Re: 35th Avenue closed this morning
« Last post by dssjh on Yesterday at 04:34:11 PM »
we should actually close all streets with trees until we can do that. better safe than sorry.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: 35th Avenue closed this morning
« Last post by StevenGrey on Yesterday at 04:29:03 PM »
Actually I think we need to close the 34th Avenue Open Street until the Parks Department can have arborists come and inspect each and every tree along all 1.6 miles and ensure the safety of every pedestrian and bicyclist.  ;)
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