I canít get to church anymore to do my devotions. The MTA has taken it all away from me.
I am a member of St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church at 103-02 101 Ave. in Ozone Park. I would take the Q21 bus here at 16th Road in Broad Channel and transfer to the Q8 at Woodhaven Boulevard and 101st Avenue. The Q21 ran from 116th Street in Rockaway Park to Liberty Avenue for 76 years. I used to take it to work and knew all the drivers: Charlie and John, Freddy and Dave.
Now all buses from Rockaway say ìExpress.î Neither the new Q52 nor Q53 stop at 101st Avenue, so I must get off at either Liberty Avenue or Atlantic Avenue and walk to church, 15 blocks either way.
That sure ainít for me, now that Iím age 90. All I can do is cry.
Editorís note: The writer could get off the Q52 or Q53 at either Liberty or Atlantic and then take the Q7 or Q24, respectively, to 104th Street, shortening the walk to only a couple blocks.