Throgs Neck residents upset over construction of multi-family dwellings
Residents say the suburban feel of their neighborhood is being taken away.
Multi-family dwellings are in the process of being built on many blocks in the Throgs Neck area. But residents are unhappy because they are losing flowers, trees and the suburban atmosphere they are use to.
Jimmy Vica, of Community Board 10, says the board wants people to experience open space and a residential setting that is conducive to raising kids.
Residents are now looking to the mayor to change the zoning in the area so that they can preserve the suburban style of their area. The mayor is currently dealing with a similar issue in Staten Island and has assigned a task force to address the problem. He says what happens in Staten Island will serve as a model for Throgs Neck.