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My Recent Comments
I have been a long time resident 73rd street near 37th avenue, and for a long time the is block was congested, dirty and full of traffic noise. Since the DOT changed the direction of traffic on the block, moving the bus to 75th street and also limiting the turning rules on the corner of 73rd street and Broadway the traffic flow and noise has been substantially cut down, I would guess by 70% fro what it used to be. This is a huge improvement for us. another great change is the new pedestrian area on Broadway between 73st and 74st. This has been so helpful in taking the foot traffic and loitering that was on our block and given people another place to congregate that does not effect out block anymore.
As a woman, I now feel safer then ever walking from the train home and shopping in the area. I feel my block has seen a significant improvement over the past two years alone. And with new plans such as the 82nd street council's proposal for "Jackson Heights/Corona BID" the neighborhood is on its way to even better things. I love the diversity in Jackson Heights and I think the people who live here and complain about foot traffic or food venders, need to rethink why they chose to live here. If they want peace and tranquility, they should move to a more suburban place....because aside from being close to it all, Jackson Heights is full of life. Oct 2, 2013