The Daily News today features a story about a group of Queens residents called the Rockaway Beach Branch Greenway Committee who want to see the old abandoned Rockaway LIRR route turned into a park just like the High Line in Manhattan. A feasibility study is in the works but is already meeting some resistance from community boards.
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Can't we hear what the study says before we make up our minds?
The same article also mentions the Sunnyside Gardens landmarking controversy and says that Councilman Eric Gioia "lives on the outskirts of the Gardens." Is that what he told you, Nick and Don? No, he left the neighborhood a year ago for a luxury high rise apartment along the LIC waterfront.
Gioia provided a Friday morning funny: He said he believes there is broad agreement that the community does not "want to see our neighborhood overrun by overdevelopment and greedy developers who knock down small houses and build things that are out of character with the neighborhood." If he loses his next election, he can still make a living doing standup at Caroline's.