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Jan 11, 2018 | 9566 views | 1 1 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

Recently, I have noticed a number of male loiterers on the streets of Kew Gardens and Briarwood, a well as in the Briarwood branch of the Queens Public Library, where they sit throughout the day, occupying the lounge chairs and tables in the main reading room, without any ostensible purpose such as research, reading, or waiting for a computer.

A patron complained to a librarian about this daily situation, and she took no positive security initiative to ameliorate the nuisance and occupation of library space intended for patrons.

Further, this loitering is coincident with de Blasio's policy of housing homeless men in the newly constructed Comfort Inn on Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens. Is the Department of Homeless Services confident that none of these shelter clients pose no imminent danger to the community at large?

If one has no business pertinent to the library, then one has no legal right to loiter on or around the premises. Library security staff and/or the NYPD should have these individuals summarily removed.


Joseph Manago

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Goiter Loiter
January 13, 2018
How heartless! And you must be there hanging out all day watching these “nuisances”!

For shame, denying these men an opportunity to meditate and leer while housekeeping straightens their rooms at the hotel.

Where are they supposed to go - DiBlasio’s place?