Aug. 16, 2016 Staff Report
A joint meeting held by two Long Island City organizations to address park safety will be taking place at the Plumbers Union Building on 5th Street at 7 pm this evening.
The meeting was initially scheduled to take place at the City Lights Building but has been moved since attendance is likely to be far greater than first anticipated.
The meeting, organized by the Hunters Point Civic Association and the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, comes two weeks after a local woman reported interrupting a sexual assault in the tall grass at Gantry Plaza State Park.
Captain John Travaglia, the commanding officer for the 108th precinct, will speak on recent incidents in at the waterfront parks; what the police are doing to combat any uptick in crime; and what resources are available, according to HPCA leader Brent O’Leary.
The manager of Hunters Point Park South Norman Chan will also speak, and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer will be there to field questions.
O’Leary said that there will also be a discussion about city versus state responsibility at the waterfront parks with representatives from both the city and state being on hand.
August 16th at 7pm
Plumber’s Union Building
50-02 5th Street