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What Do You Want to See at Hunters Point South Park? Make Your Voice Heard With 2019 Survey

Yoga at Hunters Point South Park (HPPC)

Jan. 18, 2019 By Christian Murray

What activities would you like to see on the Long Island City waterfront this year?

The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy has recently released its 2019 survey asking the public what it wants to see at the park. Options listed in the online survey include movies, concerts, yoga, dancing, music and more.

The HPPC survey also asks the public what waterfront events they took part in last year and what they plan to attend in 2019. These events include the Queensboro Dance Festival, Silent Disco, LIC Henge, the LIC Post Waterfront 5K and the Queens Beer Festival.

Participants are also provided with opportunity to say what they like and dislike about the park. Furthermore, the public is asked how often they use the park and what attracts them to it–such as the panoramic views, LIC Landing, playgrounds or dog run.

The survey also provides participants with the ability to suggest movies that they would like to see screened.

This is the second survey released by HPPC. Last year’s survey generated nearly 500 responses.

The 2018 survey revealed that music was what respondents wanted most, with jazz being the most desired form of music.

In terms of movies, 75 percent of respondents called for comedy films.

The survey can be accessed here. The HPPC will collect response until Jan. 31.

Summer Kids (HPPC)

 

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22 Comments

brooklynmc

The E Train morning commute is gonna kill me, but this park is pretty much amazing. Amazon is crazy to come here, the trains can’t handle one more person let alone thousands or tens of thousands. They should be building a new tunnel immediately.

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Yasss

Not the volume of people as a result of another 1,000 apartments nearby
Add in the Amazon crowd soon. No thanks

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O.J.

The Conservancy hypes these events to promote crowds for the beer hall that is the Landing (Coffeed) concession. As a non-profit, they avoid the cleanup phases of their crowd hyping. As their major funder has modified the free seating areas to install beer signage, permanent beer keg spigots off their rented building itself, into the NYC Park, and added to their space at the back to store loose beer kegs they do not attend. In summer, Parks Department should know, past years, Coffeed added tables serving sangria pitchers to any takers–no I.D. –right next to the soccer field. That and blasting loud music day and night–who are they paying? Who do they know?

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The More You Know

Get the facts before you speak. The Conservancy has received any financial donations from Coffeed in over 18 months. Coffeed has their own programs going and works with the parks department for those events.

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O.J.

Conservancy does not:
Protect plantings
Pickup trash after their parties/events;
Promotes the wine and beer consumption of the beer kegs stored off premises, used off their site;
“Conserve” or preserve park landscaping or plantings.
Compare this group of party-going types to Central Park’s conservancy: LIC Park is a sliver of the size, and hosts more beer drinking encouraging events than all of Central Park sees in a decade.

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Harry Johnson

Beer drinking encourages the beautiful diverse traditions of the gorgeous Queens mosaic to be enacted by local tribes throughout the park. I strongly recommend more private accommodations to permit more intimate activities for procreation.

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Hunterspoint Resident

As attractive as the expanded park is, it has been locked in to be primarily a strolling park, as opposed to a “usable” park. No ballfields, basketball courts or other sports – it is the antithesis of Brooklyn Bridge Park. As such, it proves to be of minimal use to anyone who lives beyond walking distance.

I fully understand the site logistics (the park being a veneer to the waterfront residential towers), but the result is a place of little interest or use to children beyond the stroller age. As such, the best improvement I could recommend is to improve the bicycle lane and pedestrian access to Queensbridge & Astoria Parks (i.e., Usable parks).

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Delany

Great walking park. There is a workout ledge, with weather-proofed equipment and a super view. Birdsong. Quiet enjoyment, great vistas, bike paths already installed. You want noise?

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Mundek

Indeed. Especially the summer out of neighborhood crowds, night time pot smokers and booze drinkers, exhaust noise, pops n bangs and donut enthusiasts etc. All leave trash, destroy and stink up the park. GTFO

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Tonto

Park is very good for cooking the pig on the spit. Need more cook pits. Also need to park car on grass for music and open fire plug for water.

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