Mary Mallardi, President of Mutual Hardware, is still steamed up about the strip-park: ³It is not a park designed by anybody who had safety in mind. They need to raise the height of a section of wall that is only four feet high. It needs to equal the rest of the wall.³
Along with Ms. Mallardi, the residents on 49th Avenue are upset because they face the ugly backside of the park wall. Concerned that the poor design and construction of the park is just an indication of the project's future character, Ms. Mallardi said, ³I would love to see how they are constructing that building down the road.³
Ms. Mallardi¹s company is a family-run business on 49th Avenue since 1945. Their building, over 100 years old, is one of the original buildings on the block.
The Coalition has provided technical assistance to the 49th Avenue Block Association and continues to support their issues.
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