One library missing
Aug 19, 2015 | 12684 views | 0 0 comments | 467 467 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

Regarding your August 6th article, "$14 million allocated to Queens libraries," while the Queens Public Library system has improved since the firing of Tom Galante, much more needs to be done.

One branch that Borough President Melinda Katz failed to mention in her allocations was the Kew Gardens Hills Library at 72nd Avenue and Vleigh Place. It was closed

more than two years ago for expansion, but reconstruction efforts are way behind schedule.

We need that library not only for education and computer access, but also as a polling place to replace P.S. 164, which the Board of Elections denied us over three years ago. Unless the library reopens soon, Kew Gardens Hills voters will be disenfranchised in the fall election.

Our elected officials are also missing in action on something else that used to be on Vleigh Place: the Q74 bus or the “Vleigh Place Shuttle.” The MTA ended it three years ago due to financial cuts, but has since restored other bus lines. Why not the Q74?


Richard Reif

Kew Gardens Hills
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