Readers Write: Opponents of G.N. North parking lot not facing reality

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The tiny cohort of neighbors who obsess day and night about the parking lot at Great Neck North High School have no sight of reality:

From a traffic engineering standpoint, it is simply a storage issue. The student in question who hit my retaining wall and overturned was one of those racing for a rare spot on Beach Road; she was not texting.

An orderly flow into a lot will increase safety and allow for orderly movement of vehicles off the street without “competition.”

I am pleased that at this point, the present season is the only remaining impediment to construction of this much-needed amenity.

For my neighbor’s edification, the record shows that the city of New York was well-administered under Mayor Ed Koch.

I’ve not disparaged any neighbors by name, but the three of them are welcome to site themselves before bulldozers if they are so desperately obsessed to stop a project soon to be in motion.

No one forced any of us to purchase a home adjacent to a high school. We are here and thank the school board for working to remove these working students’ vehicles from our streets.

Jeffrey Wiesenfeld

Great Neck

2 COMMENTS

  1. Watching from the sidelines. What’s wrong with this guy? Is he blaming his neighbors for an unsafe teen driver? Tiny cohort? He is the only person in a 3 block radius of the school who wants this lot. We live on Polo and desperately want NO MORE STUDENT PARKING. Let them use Parkwood. Any normal person who lives here knows the traffic starts ten minutes before the school day. For his information – the accident occured minutes before 8 am – the kid was racing to avoid getting a late pass, not to get a parking spot. There were more than enough spots on the street and in the existing lots that day. Is he ridiculing a whole neighborhood for buying houses in this area? Shame on him.

  2. Orderly flow of traffic? What a joke. There’s chaos in the morning. Does he even live here?
    Working students?? Most students don’t work. A kid flipped over a car and this loon is worried about putting more of these kids on the road? Good grief. I will never vote for the bond or budget again.

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