So the new Astoria Blind Eye Instagram page is generating some results. This is a reporter from the Queens Courier.
[ The Queens Gazette also heard about the story through the new Instagram page. Social Media: Good for something.
After the reporter and I met at Tastee Corner, I brought her over to Grand Wine & Liquors to Meet Robert. He wasn’t in.
I then ushered the Qns.com writer up to Frank @Redken Saloon (current President of the 30th Avenue business association). The writer said she will be appearing and reporting on the Rally later this afternoon.
So far, Phase 1 of the Astoria Blind Eye strategy is right on schedule. This is Day 7. Phase 2 will begin shortly after we get feedback from the local elected officials and the MTA.
Phase 2: Let’s get residents to spend their hard earned money at these 36th and 30th Ave. businesses to show solidarity and just give them a little relief. Yes, the situation is THAT bad. The business owners are “too proud to ask” but on their behalf, I am not. I understand their pain. They need support NOW more than ever before.
Frank (president of 30th Ave. business assoc.) at Sussex Bank before the rally.
An half hour later at the rally:
John (the tall man to the right standing above the crowd) offered to help the Astoria Blind Eye effort. I couldn’t think of someone who truly loves the neighborhood more. Bravo!