Community rallies against Baychester blight at old driving range

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BAYCHESTER -

Councilman Andy King and members of the community in Baychester rallied Wednesday for the MTA to clean up a vacant lot that has been left overgrown for decades.

The eyesore was once a driving range for golfers 20 years ago and is owned by the MTA.

Community advocates say they have pleaded with the agency many times but that nothing has been done. They say they've received no word on the lot since the City Council shut down a plan to develop it into a strip mall in 2017.

People at the rally told News 12 they would rather see affordable homes or a park built on the lot.

News 12 reached out to the MTA but did not hear back.

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