There is a reason that the majority of people dislike government. Too many idiots in position, nothing ever gets done or if it does it takes years to do anything and one of the biggest , so much of tax payers money wasted on bullshit.
And none is more apparent than the new Welcome To Queens sign which contains the ridiculous, idiotic and meaningless phrase “The World’s Borough”. I mean exactly what the hell does that even really mean. Sure they are trying to say what they always say about Queens is that we are “diverse” (actually they love saying “vibrant and diverse”). But in reality, Queens is no more diverse than Manhattan (which is probably more diverse), Brooklyn (not only more diverse, but more cultured and educated), Bronx, Staten Island or for that matter many other parts of the country. The powers to be act like this is such a big thing and only “ours”, when in fact in this day and age our country has become very diverse, so this phrase is meaningless. It is also meaningless to tourists and visitors who don’t know what the hell a borough is. “Borough” is pretty unique to New York City, most other places do not even have boroughs or the few that do, it is not used in the same way.
Also, let’s deal in REALITY okay. People visit New York City for New York City (read Manhattan), they do not come here to see the boroughs (although some do want to see Brooklyn and for good reason, the other borough, not really), so stop attempting to make some of the other boroughs and especially Queens a tourist stop. Hell, if most visitors came to Queens and not Manhattan, I don’t think they would come back to New York, considering how third worldish Queens looks and all the crap, dreck and filth that is all over.
So instead of constantly trying to sell Queens as a tourist attraction (which it is not), put money into improving it after all the years of neglect, over-development, destroying neighborhoods & history and making it pretty much a landing strip for every low-class immigrants that comes off the banana boat in droves while pushing all the real true New Yorkers who actually made Queens what is was in the past (before you all claim “bigot”, my folks came of the banana boats, legally, learned to assimilate and took pride in their new country and did not turn their neighborhood into a mirror image of the shit place they came from).
If the powers to be did not let many of the charming neighborhoods in Queens become destroyed with third world dreck buildings, tearing down beautiful old homes, cutting down trees, paving over everything green, destroying our parks, etc. yeah, then maybe you can sell this to tourist, but as it stands, FUCK NO. Way too many charming neighborhoods and streets have been destroyed for good and what we end up with this
From Queens Courier:
‘The World’s Borough’ tagline added to Welcome to Queens signs
By Queens Courier Staff
It’s official. Queens is where the world comes to live.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Dalila Hall, the Queens Borough Commissioner of the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT), revealed the new Welcome to Queens street signs, which include the tagline describing Queens as “The World’s Borough.”
The phrase is meant to reflect the cultural diversity in the borough, which is home to residents representing more than 120 countries and speaking more than 135 languages, according to a statement released by Katz. “You haven’t really seen New York City unless you have experienced the diversity that is in Queens,” said Katz, adding that the new signs with the slogans will help “to get that word out.”
DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg praised the signs and said they “proudly highlight the level of diversity making Queens unique among the five boroughs and also nationwide.”
The new signs were installed in 10 key locations that act as a gateway to the borough by Oct. 7.
These include the Cross Island Parkway, Grand Central Parkway, Queensboro Bridge and Long Island Expressway.
Each 72-by-42-inch sign has retro-reflective letters that make them easily visible to drivers. Katz’s office funded the fabrication and installation of the signs. All the signs were made in Maspeth.