This is really sad to hear.
[Image via WENN.]
Jenny from the Block is set to headline a free concert for the people of the Bronx in Pelham Bay Park on Wednesday, but the response is far from a happy one!
In fact, the residents are asking public officials to cancel Jennifer Lopez's performance due to traffic concerns!
What the WHAT?! A free performance from J.Lo doesn't come by often! Besides, a little bit a traffic doesn't hurt, right?!
WRONG. In a letter penned from the community to NYPD and parks officials, they recalled a past rumor of a performance from Jennifer a couple years back that created a traffic-related nightmare for the residents!
"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 concert was announced last week and sold out in quick fashion. 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…
We are nervous of a similar ordeal repeating itself…
In our opinion this is grossly unfair, and steps must be taken to rectify this situation."
If the free concert isn't cancelled by then, the community is asking for a special traffic lane for City Island residents so they can get home easily, without being swept into the cuhrazy Jennymania!
It's only fair!
We do have to sympathize with the community's worries. Who wants to sit in unnecessary traffic when they're coming home from work after a long eight hour day?!
Jen's rep has yet to comment or respond to the community's call to action.