He's not crazy about the new park benches
Disclaimer: We must applaud Mr. Sarnoff and his staff for the work they did there. (not that we're not happy he's gone). I know many Grovites were fans of "Burn Notice." or whatever movie stars were there, but the Concrete Center was a piece of crap, as ugly as it gets, almost. Good riddance! In exchange, we got a wonderful, waterfront, open-space park that everyone can enjoy all day long.
Now here's the true wonder:
Did they recycle the despicable Expo-Convention Center concrete, to use it on those unholy concrete "park benches?!" to save a buck or two over 15 years in maintenance? How ugly are those concrete "modern" "park" benches for a PARK? In New York, or anywhere in Europe, people get fired for such ugliness. And lack of civility, abysmal taste.
In parks, you expect to see birds, trees, green grass, wood, much like you see on another beautiful Grove Park, Kennedy (except for the rolling toilets, but that's another story).
Earlier, I was biking around 27th Ave. Honestly, after almost a decade of inefficient construction and deconstruction, they ended up doing a pretty decent job.The "peanut circle" is cool in my book. People will get used to it and the rest up to US1, with the bike path, is nice. Can't complain. (Except it took too long, and some people got too rich).
Then again, have you seen those cheap, horrific street benches they dared to exhibit on 27th?!I've been debating with friends and family, for weeks, which benches are uglier or more inappropriate: Those in our great new park, or on the unpalatable, disgusting ones on 27th Ave.
It's a tough call, what do you think? Look at'em. Sit on them. It's a shame, for a top-tax paying, supposedly "Historic" Grove Village. Is it not?
We have a great new Commissioner in District 2: Ken, if you read this: Destroy those Regatta Park concrete benches, replace them with WOOD. Fancy wood, yes. Or whatever. We'll pay for the maintenance, no worries. Not very expensive at all, anyway. That's what every decent park, in the USA or Europe does. Wooden, natural Park benches for people to enjoy.
Let's have the guts to admit previous mistakes, as they did with those ridiculous "isles" on Commodore "Plaza".
Everyone will be happy you did, and will enjoy our great new park and improved 27th Ave. even more.
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