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Queens Chronicle

Tudor Park gets higher fence

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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:16 am, Thu Nov 21, 2013.

The city Parks Department has installed netting on top of the western fence of Tudor Park along 80th Street.

Residents living on the block have been complaining about cricket balls flying over the fence and damaging property ever since the Parks Department built a cricket pitch in the outfield of the park’s baseball field.

The pitch was built because the outfield had been used by cricket enthusiasts to play the game popular with Ozone Park’s Bangladeshi and West Indian populations.

But the pitch was oriented in a way that the hard balls used in cricket sometimes fly over the fence and onto the street, hitting cars and putting pedestrians in danger.

Frank Dardani, chairman of Community Board 10’s Parks Committee, announced at last Thursday’s CB 10 meeting that the netting, which increases the barrier by about 10 feet, had been constructed.

—Domenick Rafter

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