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Write a Letter about the City’s Far Rockaway “Revitalization” Proposal

Sample letter and addresses.

Downtown Far Rockaway and Revitalization

At the beginning of this process, after listening to our elected officials, and their city-agency experts, the questions and thoughts we have had since the start have still not been answered.

What were those questions? Why are so many housing units (can be up to 3,300) with so much affordable housing being put into the area? Where are the schools for the children? Where are the playgrounds? Where is the parking going to be? Where is there going to be any parking for the shoppers you want to bring into the town? Bayswater has no transportation.. There was once a bus that ran through Bayswater. How can we use the amenities of the town if there is no parking? Even the police have no place to park their cars? Why is the city considering selling the one parking area by the train station instead of fixing it up?

Why are you enlarging sidewalks and narrowing streets when there is no street room now? Why are you not enhancing the transportation, both train and bus, for the area? Why don't you have any plans for entertainment venues considering the number of people you want to bring into downtown?

There are many other questions. Why not let the people own the apartments and increase the maintenance as the salaries rise so as to improve the area rather than keep it low income?

If you do not show your displeasure with some of what will be put into downtown Far Rockaway, you will get what they want, not what will be good for the area.

Now is the time to write letters and state what you want, not what is being given you.


Elected officials always addressed as The Honorable in writing to them.

The Honorable Bill Dc Blasio

Office of the Mayor

City Hall

New York, NY 10007

Honorable Melissa Mark-Viverito

Speaker of NYC Council

250 Broadway — Suite 1856

New York, NY 10007

Jonathan Gaska

District Manager,

Community Board 14

19-31 Mott Avenue — Suite ?

Far Rockaway, NY 11691

The Honorable Donovan Richards

19-31 Mott Avenue — Suite 410

Far Rockaway, NY 11691

The Honorable Michelle Titus

19-31 Mott Avenue — Suite 301

Far Rockaway, NY 11691

The Honorable Stacey Pheffer-Amato

95-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

The Honorable James Sanders, Jr.

19-31 Mott Avenue — Suite 305

Far Rockaway, NY 11691

The Honorable Eric Ulrich

114-12 Beach Channel Drive

Rockaway Park, NY 11694