“Jenny from the Block” hitmaker Jennifer Lopez isn’t welcomed in the Bronx, New York, as residents urged officials to cancel an upcoming homecoming concert.
JLo is set to head home to headline a free gig in Pelham Bay Park on Wednesday (June 4), but a number of locals in City Island are upset by the chaos the gig will cause.
Members of the City Island Civic Association and its president, Bill Stanton, have penned a letter to both the Parks Commissioner and New York Police Department Commissioner. They stated: “We write to you today on behalf of our small community of 4,500 residents… located next to Pelham Bay Park… the selected site for a free Jennifer Lopez concert for 25,000 visitors on June 4…”
The letter continues: “To our knowledge, none of our elected officials or even our local community board had been consulted… They would have surely informed you that our small community sits immediately off of this venue and relies on the roadways within Pelham Bay Park to enter and exit our neighborhood. In our opinion this is grossly unfair, and steps must be taken to rectify this situation.”
Stanton said that a previous appearance by Jennifer Lopez in Pelham Bay Park led to “illegal parking, tons of litter and standstill traffic on roads leading to City Island.” He adds that they are “nervous of a similar ordeal repeating itself.”
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