Welcome to Bowne Park Civic Association
From Council Member Vickie Paladino
I am excited to announce that the construction at Bowne Park is moving along nicely and some of the construction fencing will be coming down around the pond. The plaza is also on schedule for spring 2023 completion and work will continue throughout the winter months. My office has been on top of this situation and in constant contact with the Department of Parks, the engineer, and the construction company. It has been too long that the community has dealt with construction at Bowne Park. Stay tuned for a spring 2023 ribbon cutting ceremony!
Petition for Sewer Upgrades for Queens North
Click HERE to sign petition.
We urge the city of New York to upgrade the sewer systems in Queens North (Whitestone, Flushing, College Point, Bayside). Our aging infrastructure is insufficient to handle heavy rain fall which has caused severe flooding and sewer backup into our homes. Twice within one year we have had to endure extensive property damage. The cleanup and damage to our homes has cost us tens of thousands of dollars, with little to no compensation.
We are requesting the City of New York to upgrade our sewers now. Our sewer system is incapable of handling large amounts of water. We deserve new sewer infrastructure to protect us from the damaging impacts of flooding and preventing our homes from being destroyed by these storms.
Pauline Samartzis started this petition
Real Estate Taxes
Learn how your real estate taxes are determined and how to prevent changes to the system that will hurt you.
This 12-minute video by John Procida explains the whole history of assessing homes
and the Civic Associations’ efforts and solution that must be preserved.
Click on image or HERE to view video.
Shady Tactics of Pet Stores Hidden from Buyers
“A surprising number of people still don’t know that pet stores are bad places to acquire a dog—that they are, in fact, the harmless-looking, public face of a very shady and often cruel industry.”
- Most pet store puppies come from puppy mills.
- Fancy-sounding registrations are mostly meaningless sales tactics.
- Payment plans are unethical and exploitive.
Gifting of Animals
Gifting of animals for holiday events or any other events is detrimental to animals and a responsibility that recipients don’t necessarily want. Many such ‘gifts’ are discarded because there is no interest in the animals or they are too difficult to take care of.
These animals are typically euthanized or dumped somewhere where they die because they cannot take care of themselves.
Please do not gift animals. They are living, sentient beings that need a lot of care and love.
For more information:
Earlier this month, several guinea pigs were dumped in Prospect Park and left for dead.
Luckily someone willing to rescue them passed by to help. Without this person’s support, these animals would have frozen to death, starved to death, or would have been attacked by hawks circling above.
Guinea pigs depend on humans to survive.
Allowing guinea pigs to be purchased, unsterilized, from pet stores in the city leads to rapid reproduction and overflowing shelters struggling to keep up with the intake.
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