An alliance of environmental groups literally covered the waterfront last week on a four-borough cruise to envision how the East River might one day become more accessible and enjoyable to those living or visiting near its shoreline.
The coalition's agenda lists more that 70 recommendations in Queens alone, ranging from improvements to Flushing Bay and the World's Fair Marina to "an affordable ferry" serving LaGuardia Airport and restoring the Flushing River.
Imagining an East River for all
"With more than 1,000 acres of development now proposed for the East River shoreline, we have an opportunity to create a waterfront that will fulfill all our diverse needs," the coalition said. "But if we don't seize it, this opportunity will soon disappear."
To purchase the East River book, visit The Greater Astoria Historical Society.