We stood outside of the 8th Ave stop a few nights ago and asked people coming off the train one simple question:
What would you like to see more of in Shang Heights?
“I think we need just a just like a really cool place to watch sports. I know that may seem like a stupid thing for an up and coming neighborhood, but some of us really want to watch baseball to just like hang out.” -M, 29
“I think we could really benefit from a farmer’s market. I mean we have so much seafood, but really if we could use a corner of Sunset Park as a place to get some killer local produce. That would just be so great.” -F, 23
“We just had our first baby this summer, and I’m worried that we’ll have to leave the neighborhood once she reaches school age. I think it would be nice to have a charter school established here by then.” -F, 36
“I would say that we need a Whole Foods, but definitely a bigger grocery store. I love all the little Chinese markets and seafood stands, but I also want to be able to get tough to find staples, like quinoa or really decent yogurt when I need it.” -M, 26
“Nothing, man. I love this place!” -M, 23