From the vantage of Kew Gardens Hills in the middle of Queens, Mayor [Michael] Bloomberg's PlaNYC2030 does not have much attraction for residents of the boroughs outside Manhattan.
His prescription for reducing pollution is to impose a tax on accessing Manhattan, where pollution is no worse than in parts of Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Staten Island. We all breathe here in the boroughs.
He wants to upzone low-rise, low-density, non-Manhattan neighborhoods to make room for millions of new New Yorkers.
But perhaps we unfortunate non- Manhattanites miss the point in Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC2030 New York- New Yorker means Manhattanite.
Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association