About two years ago, the block next to Key Food was torn down and signs went up describing this new building. Suddenly, now that it’s staring them in the face, they are offended because their views are blocked!
Then the Chronicle informed us that The Legendary Midway was sold (“Midway theater bought by investors,” Sept. 26, multiple editions). This was bound to happen because of the awful movies they were showing, the prices rising and Netflix. Do you see the handwriting on the wall?
And in addition there is the possible building on top of one of the malls in Rego Park.
When the powers that be (the Community Board and others), approved these projects, did they consider what will happen to the rush hours on the trains and the buses, which are impossible to negotiate now, and the increase in cars with their honking horns? I don’t know if the building presently going up will include a garage. Ho ho ho.
Is the public invited to put their two cents In? For all those opposed, I hope to see you on line before the fact.
Someone interviewed for his opinion on the purchase of the Midway in one of the local papers would like to see a Barnes and Noble. Let me be the first to inform him that we already have one two blocks away, and the company is struggling to survive because everyone has his face in an e-book. I would like to see, and I think Forest Hills deserves the best, a Fairway, a Food Emporium, or a Whole Foods, instead of the cruddy, old-fashioned Key Foods we have to tolerate.
Another suggestion would be to keep the theater and turn it into a foreign film house or theater for plays. If Queens residents can schlep to the city, I’m sure the Manhattanites would come our way too. They go to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, don’t they?