And Simon says?
Jul 18, 2018 | 7106 views | 0 0 comments | 397 397 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

Borough President Melinda Katz isn't the only one who's not "feeling groovy"

about Paul Simon's decision to charge admission for his "farewell" concert in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

So do several hundred thousand of his fans in the borough where he was raised and first rose to musical stardom. I'm one of them, and I share some common experiences with the iconic singer-song writer.

We both grew up in Kew Gardens Hills, attended P.S. 164, Forest Hills High School and Queens College. Now it's time for him to deliver a gift to his many Queens fans.

Simon fully funded two free Central Park concerts in 1981 and 1991 that drew

over 500,000 fans. Worth an estimated $300 million, he can certainly afford

to fund one more free concert in a publicly owned Queens venue.


Richard Reif

Kew Gardens Hills
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