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Whitey Ford Field Comfort Station

OANA has advocated for comfort stations at Whitey Ford Field. We feel this is an important issue that must be addressed. With the upcoming renovations, we expect usage of the field to increase dramatically.

Without a comfort station, use by women has been curtailed. We must have facilities equal to men! We feel that this is a Title 9 issue.

We have just found out that the Parks Department is looking into alternative, most cost-effective comfort station designs. Also, because maintenance is always an issue, there are self-cleaning rest rooms now being used in California and Europe. We would like their use to be investigated!

We applaud this effort and look forward to this situation being addressed.

Avatar for Richard Khuzami

Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.

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