As the city moves forward with plans to transform into parkland 50 acres at the former Fort Totten military base, Phil Konisberg, a neighbor, eagerly awaits one new amenity. It is something that will make the park accessible to the elderly and people with disabilities.
Fort Totten Park to be accessible to all
He won't have long to wait.
An alternative-fuel tram will take visitors who need it around the grounds of the picturesque Bayside Civil War-era fort with its views of Long Island Sound and the Whitestone Bridge.
"We plan to have the tram in place by next spring," [Parks spokeswoman Abby] Lootens said. "The tram will make the property more accessible to all park users, including those in wheelchairs."
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