First and foremost, thank you to everyone who has been attending the nightly protest rallies at the Holiday Inn and especially to those 1700+ marchers who joined the 5-mile walk this past Saturday in the hot sun. There will be rallies tonight and tomorrow night as well.
Please don't forget about the August 31st Public Hearing regarding the conversion of the Holiday Inn Express to a residence for adult homeless couples or parents with an adult child. Community Board 5 is holding the hearing at the Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue (at 54th Street), at 7:00 pm. (We were told that some stores on Grand Avenue have signs stating 7:30 pm, but the hearing will begin at 7:00 pm.) The Knockdown Center can hold about 3,000 people so everyone should be able to get in.
If you are taking public transportation, the Q59 bus will leave you one block from the location. The Q57 bus, which you can take outside of Dunkin Donuts on 61st Street, will take you right to the location.
See the attachment for more information.
Roe Daraio, President
COMET Civic Association