* a response to those comments saying well its private property: Yes I agree. ButFor a corporate neighbor that holds community events in this lot- it sends the message that the community is welcome there when and if they say so- it just seems like a misguided approach- proving when there is audience, the community is welcome-
Friday, July 10, 2009
Go Green, but Get off Our Lawn!
Apparently the lush green space Midfield Corporation property on Broad Street in downtown Middletown is off limits to citizens wishing to enjoy lunch outside. Today 3 of my fellow co-workers - 2 playing frisbee and 1 reading during their lunch hour, where kicked out of the green space. They were told by a Midfield employee- wearing a Midfield shirt- that "we [Midfield employees] take great pride in our lawns." and that they needed to leave immediately. This person went on to mention that "NO sitting, reading, eating, playing etc was permitted". This rule is also extended to Midfield employees and businesses renting spaces for their employees in the parking garage. The unidentified Midfield employee went on to say that this pride in the lawn included the use of pesticides and other manicuring procedures to ensure that green space's beauty. Apparently, even though these individuals enjoying the space were in no way destructive to this privately owned lot, however non-fenced property, FYI the beauty of which must be observed only from a far.