Tag Archive: subway

Oct 02 2011

Council Member Peter Koo Disgusted With Flushing LIRR Station

Council Member Peter Koo says Flushing has a “third world train station.” For those of us that have ever been to the Flushing LIRR station, we know exactly what he means.

Downtown Flushing is enjoying the fruits of economic prosperity. Businesses are hiring and people are staying in Flushing, raising families and making improvements to living conditions instead of fleeing for the ‘burbs.  One key to Flushing’s economic success is that here, the new rising tax base is growing alongside a rapidly expanding successful territory. Many construction projects are currently underway to “develop” Flushing.

With growth there’s additional strain on the already crumbling infrastructure. Main Street and Roosevelt Ave is one of busiest intersections in New York City. A huge demand for public transportation leads to crowded lines that stretch around the block. This is normal  for the Q13 and Q 12 stops, the bus I use to access the 7 Line just like thousands of other people from eastern Queens.

I hope that Council Member Koo continues to advocate for the money to rejuvenate and update the transportation options in downtown Flushing.  We need it now more then ever, before the 7 Line is extended to the West Side and millions more people will find it convenient to make their way to Main St. to travel into Manhattan.

Let Flushing grow, support infrastructure development.

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