Views so far. Alyssa M:
My grandfather’s shop has always meant so much to me because it holds memories of not only me but my community that cannot be replaced. My grandfather owns an Iron Work shop in Hollis, Queens, and everyday the people of our neighborhood gather in the front, take out some chairs, and enjoy each other’s company. Now that the pandemic has occurred we haven’t been able to have precious moments like this for months and so I hold that place even closer to my heart.
What concerns me:
My neighborhood is now starting to become more confident about going outside without masks on. I even encountered a man holding an arm to his face in place of a mask when entering my local supermarket. He was still allowed to shop. I fear that my neighborhood is advancing too rapidly and that it will lead to a lot of us getting sick.
Pandemic aside, I think my neighborhood neglects our parks. People of all ages go to our parks and it is sad to see swings broken, sections restricted, and broken cement.
What I would like to see five years from now:
Five years from now I would like to see a neighborhood with far less litter on the ground. I live on a dead end street and everybody feels comfortable leaving garbage at the end so I envision sanitation coming more frequently. I also would like to see more sturdy parks with updated playground sets and new cement.
Share your story of a place that means a lot to you in your neighborhood, and what you would like to see in the future.