Assemblyman Goldfeder Requests Lindenwood Shopping Center to Improve Parking Lot Markings and Add Additional Signage

July 16, 2012
At the Lindenwood Shopping Center, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder discusses some traffic and safety concerns with constituents.

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway) recently wrote a letter to the owner and management company of the Lindenwood Shopping Center, requesting that the lines in the parking lot be repainted and that more visible directional signs are added to clearly show patrons where to enter and exit the shopping center.

“Many members of my community have come to me with concerns and about the parking situation at the shopping center,” said Assemblyman Goldfeder. “The Lindenwood Shopping Center provides an ideal location for the many residents of the community to shop in a convenient, family friendly environment; however, over the years, the directional traffic lines have worn away which has led to some confusion about driving and parking within the lot.”

“They need to work on some semblance of order because there’s chaos now and there are no directional signs to enter or exit the lot,” said Sheila Shale, President of the Fairfield Cooperative in Lindenwood.

The Lindenwood Shopping Center currently lacks directional signs and the lines delineating parking spaces and fire zones are also faded, making it difficult for patrons to tell exactly where a parking space is. This causes cars to block each other, making it impossible for some to exit the shopping center.

“It has become difficult to access the parking lot due to people parking in the fire zone as well as having no clear direction of how to enter or exit the lot,” said Barbara McNamara, President of the Howard Beach Cooperative Corp.

“These problems are simple to fix and should be addressed as soon as possible,” said Assemblyman Goldfeder. “Owners and management at the shopping center have been great community partners and I am confident that they will do everything they can to ensure that shoppers are safe while visiting local stores.”