It's been over a year since a motor vehicle accident
destroyed a beautiful pillar on the southeast corner of Hillside Avenue and 195th Place.
"It's a terrible eyesore" said one area resident. "People use it as a bench
to drink whiskey and wait for the bus. I heard one resident tripped over the debris and
injured his leg coming home one evening. The lighting is poor and it
difficult to see where all the pieces are. I am ashamed of
our Hollis Civic Club. Why don't they have term limits like everybody else?! It's time to
get rid of the bunch of them and give new folks a chance. They haven't held open elections
in years!" said another resident. It was also reported that roving bands of teens
picked up the loose bricks and smashed car windows and vandalized homes on the block with
segments of the debris. "Who do you complain to? The Community Board and elected
officials are lame ducks and couldn't care less. This is an accident waiting to happen. It
is only a matter of time before somebody gets hurt and the lawyers step in."