What Do You Want to See Happen in Northeast Queens in 2014?

Patch readers discuss some of the things they are hoping to see this year in Bayside, Douglaston and Little Neck.

One Patch reader said they'd like to see a farmer's market in northeast Queens.
One Patch reader said they'd like to see a farmer's market in northeast Queens.
On Thursday, we asked Bayside Douglaston Patch Facebook readers to tell us what improvements they would like to see in their communities in 2014. 

Below, you'll find a few answers from residents of Bayside, Douglaston and Little Neck. In the comment section below, tell us what you'd like to see happen in town this year.

Michael Feiner: In Bayside Hills, all the iconic structures, cupolas, little houses, the clock on Bell Blvd, the towers on 216th Street and 48th Avenue to be either repaired or better maintained. Our malls on Bell Boulevard and 53rd, 56th, and 58th Avenues should be beautiful, not marred by tire tracks.

Finally, there should be a major renovation to Captain Dermody Triangle on 216th Street and 48th Avenue in Bayside Hills. How about new benches and a nice new lawn? In all honesty, all the money that was set aside for these projects should have been put to use already but instead, it just sits there!

Suzanne Brosgole-Setari: How about a farmer's market with fresh fruit, breads and cheeses coming once a month or so to Fort Totten or some other location in the area?

Laura Altimari: "More artisan restaurants serving local ingredients and lounges instead of bars. No more chains!"

Cynthia Anastasia Beaverhausen: "Less stench on Bell Boulevard from cigarettes and urine. It's disgusting."

Eva Wang: "The sidewalk on Bell Boulevard, especially between 41st Avenue and 39th Avenue, needs a serious scrub down with oil-cutting detergent and baking soda. The oil layer is very thick with lots of gum residue. The merchants should be required to do weekly scrub downs in front of their storefronts, preferably right after garbage pickup."

Lisa Traktman Berg: "Forget more businesses, how about more parking?"

And in a separate story, "What Should Replace Tiger Schulmann's and Verizon?," a reader named Rachel added her two cents on what she'd like to see in town: "Would be great to have a Petland discounts-type of store in town."
BlueRick January 11, 2014 at 06:46 AM
A farmer's market in the area would be great.
Denise Weber January 11, 2014 at 10:39 AM
I agree with BlueRick a farmer's market would be nice. Also think Bell Blvd needs a makeover. Storefronts should be painted in pastel like colors to give a quaint country look going down Bell. it would give people a feel that they are away on vacation somewhere and would bring sales into the stores. In the summer if Bell could close the block on weekends and have the restaurants put tables out to eat like Little Italy the restaurants might make money. You would have more people walking passing the stores and really seeing what they have for sale. The bus can go down Corporal Kennedy and then come back up down the line for those weekends.
DEO January 16, 2014 at 06:45 PM
My wish list for Little Neck in 2014 would be: Plant trees along Northern Boulevard in all the empty tree beds Clean the greasy disgusting sidewalk at 248-25 on Northern Boulevard by Korean restaurant Enforce litter laws along Northern Boulevard Have Stop & Shop clean the grit from the sidewalk on Northern Boulevard and clean up their property on Zion Street, untouched since super storm Sandy. Remove the mud at the northeast corner of Prospect Avenue and Pine Street (in Douglaston) that’s been there for over a year. Fix the north east corner of Alameda Avenue & 243 Street where there’s always a puddle, mud puddle or ice depending on the weather. Properly remove old and broken phone and cable TV wires. Don't let them hang down for kids to play with, or wrap them around trees and poles.


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